Depending on the employer researchers may work in a laboratory setting or conduct field surveys to collect data. These professionals usually work with a team of other researchers to align methodologies with research goals, write up reports to present findings, and enrich scholarly literature.

Career Details

What makes this career interesting is that you can work in a variety of industries such as academia, medicine, health, government, and much more. 

Researchers are responsible for collecting, organizing, and analyzing data to solve problems and explore issues. 

You can specialize in areas such as these, sociology, medicine, science, or even psychology. As a researcher, you generally study the field you want to research. For example, if you want to be a researcher within the medical sector then it would be best to study medicine. 

Skills required for this career:
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Being proactive
  • Being detailed-orientated 
  • Advanced analytical skills
Study options:
  • M.Sc. Data Science
  • B.Sc. Mathematical Sciences
  • M.Sc. Mathematics and Statistics
  • Government laboratories
  • Utility providers
  • Environmental agencies
  • Private food companies
  • Universities and chemical companies