Job Description

Researchers seek information in various capacities, working across a wide range of industries. Researchers use various methodologies to conduct their research, including collating sources such as internet searchers, newspapers, journals and other publications. They often work as specialists in market research, medical research, scientific research or in public policy.

Careers Ladder


A tertiary qualification or work experience in a related field is usually required to work as a Researcher, in addition to having experience with research and statistical analysis methods.

Complete an undergraduate degree in a relevant field. This may be either related to the field of research, or a discipline such as psychology, sociology, behavioural science or computer science.

Once you’ve successfully completed an undergraduate degree, you may wish to undertake postgraduate studies, depending on your chosen field and area of research.


  • Autonomy
  • Communicator
  • Conscientious
  • Diligent
  • Focussed
  • Inquisitive
  • Persistent
  • Resourceful
  • Self-Motivation
  • Thorough

Key Skills

  • Researching
  • Written Communicator
  • User Experience
  • Testing
  • User Centred Design
  • Psychology

Future Prospects

Career advancement in this field can lead to other roles such as: