Some of the skills we found on Market Research Analyst resumes included "Market Research," "Data Analysis," and "Powerpoint." We have detailed the most important Market Research Analyst responsibilities below.
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming a Market Research Analyst. We found that 72.0% of Market Research Analysts have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 19.5% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most Market Research Analysts have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's impossible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every nine Market Research Analysts were not college graduates.
Those Market Research Analysts who do attend college, typically earn either Business degrees or Marketing degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for Market Research Analysts include Economics degrees or Finance degrees.
When you're ready to become a Market Research Analyst, you might wonder which companies hire Market Research Analysts. According to our research through Market Research Analyst resumes, Market Research Analysts are mostly hired by Cenveo, Fisher Investments, and Best. Now is a good time to apply as Cenveo has 8 Market Research Analysts job openings, and there are 7 at Fisher Investments and 6 at Best.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, Market Research Analysts tend to earn the biggest salaries at Microsoft, Dell, and eBay. Take Microsoft for example. The median Market Research Analyst salary is $103,575. At Dell, Market Research Analysts earn an average of $99,807, while the average at eBay is $97,159. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
We also looked into companies who hire Market Research Analysts from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include CoStar Group, Wells Fargo, and JPMorgan Chase.
For the most part, Market Research Analysts make their living in the Technology and Manufacturing industries. Market Research Analysts tend to make the most in the Telecommunication industry with an average salary of $58,898. The Market Research Analyst annual salary in the Technology and Health Care industries generally make $56,406 and $56,280 respectively. Additionally, Market Research Analysts who work in the Telecommunication industry make 14.9% more than Market Research Analysts in the Retail Industry.