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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|
|Quantitative Trading Analyst||Viking Global Investors LP||New York, NY||Aug 31, 2016||$275,000|
|Quantitative Trading Analyst||Viking Global Investors LP||Greenwich, CT||Aug 24, 2014||$175,000|
|Trade Capture Analyst (Volcker Program)||Barclays Capital Inc.||New York, NY||Mar 02, 2015||$165,000|
|Trading Analyst||Odeon Capital Group LLC||New York, NY||Jan 13, 2016||$155,000|
|Quantitative Trading Analyst||Bex, LLC||Chicago, IL||Dec 20, 2015||$150,000|
|Volatility Trading Analyst||Arrowgrass Capital Partners (Us) LP||New York, NY||Dec 01, 2013||$142,438 -
|Algorithmic Trading Analyst||Vatic Operations Ny LLC||New York, NY||Nov 23, 2015||$140,000|
|Algorithmic Trading Analyst||Vatic Operations LLC||New York, NY||Oct 28, 2015||$140,000|
|Trading Analyst||Freepoint Commodities LLC||Stamford, CT||Sep 30, 2014||$131,000|
|Electonic Trade Analyst||Bunge Global Markets, Inc.||Chicago, IL||Mar 31, 2016||$126,670|
|Trading Analyst||Societe Generale||New York, NY||Jan 02, 2016||$125,000|
|International Trade Analyst||Yankee Clipper Distribution of Brunswick, Inc.||North Brunswick, NJ||Oct 02, 2013||$122,650|
|Senior Fixed Income Trading Analyst||Franklin Templeton Investments||San Mateo, CA||Oct 16, 2014||$86,341 -
|Trade Desk Analyst||Bloomberg, LP||New York, NY||Aug 15, 2014||$86,000|
|International Trade Analyst||Hansair Logistics, Inc.||Lake Forest, CA||Apr 02, 2014||$85,000|
|Sales & Trading Analyst||Citigroup Global Markets Inc.||New York, NY||Aug 28, 2016||$85,000|
|Trading Services Analyst||Y-Axis, Inc.||New York, NY||Jun 24, 2016||$85,000|
|Quantitative Trading Analyst||Cutler Group LP||San Francisco, CA||Sep 01, 2015||$85,000|
|Sales & Trading Analyst||Citigroup Global Markets Inc.||New York, NY||Sep 01, 2015||$85,000|
|Quantitative Trading Analyst||Cutler Group LP||San Francisco, CA||Aug 02, 2016||$85,000|
|Quantitative Trading Analyst||Lee Johnson Capital Management, LLC||Fort Worth, TX||Jan 10, 2016||$69,000|
|Trading Analyst||Quasar Trading, LLC||New York, NY||Sep 02, 2015||$67,200|
|Quantitative Trading Analyst||Rosenthal Collins Group, LLC||Chicago, IL||Aug 30, 2014||$67,142|
|Trade Analyst||Christian DIOR Perfumes LLC||Miami, FL||Oct 01, 2014||$67,000 -
|Gas Trading Analyst||Baltimore Gas and Electric Company||Baltimore, MD||Mar 22, 2013||$66,186|
|Officer; MO Trade Cntrl Analyst Mkts||Bank of America N.A.||New York, NY||Dec 10, 2016||$65,749 -
|Trade Settlement Analyst||Van Eck Associates Corporation||New York, NY||Feb 15, 2016||$65,700|
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