Careers in applied research include User Experience, Clinical Research, and Policy Analysis.
In the fields of applied research, you will utilize your knowledge of research methods to help shape the products and policies our society deals with every day.
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As a UX researcher, you would focus on understanding what users need, what they value and how well they can use your company’s technology. The goal of UX researchers is to ensure that users find value in the products your company is providing.
Typical salary: $57,000 to $125,000 per year
Job outlook: Expected to increase by 19% by 2029
As a clinical researcher, you will help develop and implement research studies for various topics affecting people’s health and well-being.
Typical salary: $82,000 per year
Job outlook: Expected to increase by 13% by 2026
As a policy researcher, you will help organize and conduct studies that will influence policy for businesses, government institutions, and other organizations.
Typical salary: $40,000 to $80,000 per year