Research Careers

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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User Experience (UX) Research

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.

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Typical salary: $57,000 to $125,000 per year

Job outlook: Expected to increase by 19% by 2029

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Clinical Research

As a clinical researcher, you will help develop and implement research studies for various topics affecting people’s health and well-being.

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Typical salary: $82,000 per year

Job outlook: Expected to increase by 13% by 2026

Requirements:

  • Requirements vary per employer and field of work. Most positions as a researcher or research manager only require a bachelor’s degree in a related field.

Policy Analyst

As a policy researcher, you will help organize and conduct studies that will influence policy for businesses, government institutions, and other organizations.

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Typical salary: $40,000 to $80,000 per year

Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree in a research-based major
  • Further requirements will vary per position. Some positions may require a master’s degree.

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