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Most market research analysts need at least a bachelor’s degree. Top research positions may require a master’s degree. Strong math and analytical skills are essential.Education
Market research analysts typically need a bachelor’s degree in market research or a related field. Many have degrees in fields such as statistics, math, and computer science. Others have backgrounds in business administration, the social sciences, or communications.
Courses in statistics, research methods, and marketing are essential for these workers. Courses in communications and social sciences, such as economics or consumer behavior, are also important.
Some market research analyst jobs require a master’s degree. Several schools offer graduate programs in marketing research, but many analysts complete degrees in other fields, such as statistics and marketing, and/or earn a master’s degree in business administration (MBA). A master’s degree is often required for leadership positions or positions that perform more technical research.Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations
Certification is voluntary, but analysts may pursue certification to demonstrate a level of professional competency. The Marketing Research Association offers the Professional Researcher Certification (PRC) for market research analysts. Candidates qualify based on experience and knowledge; they must pass an exam, be a member of a professional organization, and have at least 3 years working in opinion and marketing research. Individuals must complete 20 hours of industry-related continuing education courses every 2 years to renew their certification.Important Qualities
Analytical skills. Market research analysts must be able to understand large amounts of data and information.
Communication skills. Market research analysts need strong communication skills when gathering information, interpreting data, and presenting results to clients.
Critical-thinking skills. To determine what marketing strategy would work best for a company, market research analysts must assess all available information.
Detail oriented. Market research analysts must be detail oriented because they often do precise data analysis.
|Job Title||Company||Location||Start Date||Salary|
|Associate, Latin America Debt Capital Markets||JP Morgan Chase & Co||New York, NY||Apr 10, 2016||$227,178|
|Associate, Equity Capital Markets||Evercore Partners Services East, LLC||Menlo Park, CA||Dec 04, 2016||$217,568|
|Associate, Equity Capital Markets||Citigroup Global Markets Inc.||New York, NY||Aug 14, 2014||$175,000|
|Associate, Equity Capital Markets||Merrill Lynch||New York, NY||Jun 15, 2015||$160,000|
|Global Market Research Associate Director, PCS||Sanofi Us Services Inc.||Bridgewater, NJ||May 12, 2014||$155,000|
|Global Market Research Associate Director, PCS||Sanofi Us Services Inc.||Bridgewater, NJ||Dec 05, 2014||$155,000|
|Associate, Equity Research, Global Markets||Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc.||New York, NY||Feb 11, 2016||$150,000|
|Associate, Global Debt Capital Markets, Restructuring||Jpmorgan Chase & Co.||New York, NY||Nov 30, 2015||$150,000|
|Associate, Derivatives Marketer||Royal Bank of Canada||New York, NY||Oct 01, 2011||$150,000|
|Associate, Capital Markets||Merrill Lynch||New York, NY||Jul 05, 2011||$150,000 -
|Associate, Latam Emerging Markets Credit Trader||Deutsche Bank Securities Inc.||New York, NY||Jul 03, 2014||$140,000|
|Capital Markets Origination Associate||Citigroup Global Markets Inc.||New York, NY||Nov 17, 2014||$140,000|
|Associate-Capital Markets||Brookfield Properties Holdings Inc.||New York, NY||Jun 04, 2012||$97,500|
|Senior International Market Research Associate||Performance Designed Products LLC||CA||Mar 02, 2013||$97,000|
|Associate, Global Markets||Nomura Securities International, Inc.||New York, NY||Jul 26, 2015||$96,000 -
|Associate, Global Markets||Nomura Securities International, Inc.||New York, NY||May 07, 2016||$96,000 -
|Associate, Market Analytics Group, Blackrock Solutions Group||Blackrock Financial Management||New York, NY||Aug 05, 2015||$95,100|
|Market Research Associate||Blueprint Research Group, LLC||San Francisco, CA||Apr 01, 2016||$95,000|
|Equity Capital Markets Associate||Robert W. Baird & Co. Incorporated||Milwaukee, WI||Feb 03, 2015||$95,000 -
|Associate, Emerging Markets||Jpmorgan Chase & Co.||New York, NY||Jul 17, 2014||$92,000 -
|Market Research (BUS. Development) Associate/Analy||Ingenious Targeting Laboratory, Inc.||Stony Brook, NY||Sep 18, 2011||$82,400|
|Market Research Analsyt (Associate Brand Manager)||Logitech Inc.||Fremont, CA||Dec 01, 2011||$82,000 -
|Market Research Associate||Xlsoft Corporation||Irvine, CA||Apr 20, 2012||$81,800|
|Market Research Associate||New Life Solution, Inc.||Boston, MA||Jan 09, 2016||$78,000|
|Associate, Global Markets||Deutsche Bank AG||Jacksonville, FL||Feb 01, 2011||$75,000|
|Credit Markets Associate||Jpmorgan Chase & Co.||New York, NY||Feb 04, 2016||$75,000|
|Senior Market Research Associate||Fitch Ratings||New York, NY||Aug 17, 2015||$75,000|
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