Careers in research start with your degree. In reality, you’re never ruled out of entry level research jobs, no matter what degree you undertake. This is because of how broad a label ‘research’ is, and how crucial the function is for so many different industries. However, there are degrees that prepare you distinctly for jobs in research.
These degrees include: business, marketing, psychology, maths, economics, sciences, history, and sociology. But once you have a degree, you have to establish what area you’d like to go into. Otherwise, your job hunt will be spread too thin and could become unproductive. You may want to go into market research, academic research, or scientific research. But, to get into these industries you need to know where you’re heading, so you can commit yourself to becoming a desirable candidate.
The right work experience, postgraduate degrees, or apprenticeships will help persuade employers to hire you for their research roles. More importantly, this kind of practical experiences will help you establish whether you think you’ll be an effective researcher in the professional world.
If you are looking at becoming a research scientist in particular, an undergraduate degree would be seen as a minimum requirement. Often research scientists will also have PhDs or master’s degrees. Give a Grad a Go has a range of research opportunities, such as graduate research assistant jobs, covering a variety of industries.
So, if you’re still wondering how to get started in your research career, create an account with us and get in touch with a Consultant. They can help you map out a journey that’s right for you.