2017 Market Research Analysts
Median Pay: US$62,150
Entry Level: Bachelor's degree
Summary
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.
Duties

Market research analysts typically do the following:

  • Monitor and forecast marketing and sales trends
  • Measure the effectiveness of marketing programs and strategies
  • Devise and evaluate methods for collecting data, such as surveys, questionnaires, and opinion polls
  • Gather data on consumers, competitors, and market conditions
  • Analyze data using statistical software
  • Convert complex data and findings into understandable tables, graphs, and written reports
  • Prepare reports and present results to clients and management

Market research analysts research and gather data to help a company market its products or services. They gather data on consumer demographics, preferences, needs, and buying habits. They collect data and information using a variety of methods, such as interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, market analysis surveys, public opinion polls, and literature reviews.

Analysts help determine a company's position in the marketplace by researching their competitors and analyzing their prices, sales, and marketing methods. Using this information, they may determine potential markets, product demand, and pricing. Their knowledge of the targeted consumer enables them to develop advertising brochures and commercials, sales plans, and product promotions. 

Market research analysts evaluate data using statistical techniques and software. They must interpret what the data mean for their client, and they may forecast future trends. They often make charts, graphs, infographics, and other visual aids to present the results of their research. 

Workers who design and conduct surveys are known as survey researchers.

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Type: Internship
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Intelligence Analyst Intern

Type: Internship
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Buy Side Research Analyst

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
OverviewAs an Analyst on SIG's Research team, you will partner with our senior analysts and traders to identify investment opportunities in the equity and options markets. Research analysts provide in-depth company analysis around future catalyst events and provide real-time opinions on...
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Valuation Intern

Type: Internship
Position OverviewIn this position you would assist valuation analysts on projects involving operating entities, investment holding entities, and other privately held financial assets. You would be working independently in preparing financial spreadsheets, researching publicly traded and privately...
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SEO Account Coordinator

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Intern

Type: Internship
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Campus Recruiting - Investment Banking 2020 Summer Analyst

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Valuation Intern

Type: Internship
Position OverviewIn this position you would assist valuation analysts on projects involving operating entities, investment holding entities, and other privately held financial assets. You would be working independently in preparing financial spreadsheets, researching publicly traded and privately...
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Intern - Total Rewards (Compensation)

Type: Internship
Westlake Chemical offers you the potential to enrich your work life and career experience in an entrepreneurial environment. We work together to enhance peoples' lives through our products and presence in the communities in which we operate. Westlake Chemical is an Equal Opportunity Employer....
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Intern

Type: Internship
Company OverviewConventions, Sports and Leisure International is a leading advisory and planning firm specializing in providing consulting services to the convention, hospitality, event facility, sport, entertainment and visitor industries. Founded in 1988, CSL was established for the specific...
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Valuation Intern

Type: Internship
Position OverviewIn this position you would assist valuation analysts on projects involving operating entities, investment holding entities, and other privately held financial assets. You would be working independently in preparing financial spreadsheets, researching publicly traded and privately...
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Institutional Consulting Junior Investment Consultant

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
We are seeking a motivated, well organized, friendly analyst to join our team of institutional consultants and investment analysts. We are seeking a college graduate who is comfortable with the Microsoft Suite of programs (Word, Excel PowerPoint) and managing multiple deadlines. The candidate...
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Investment Banker - Extractive Energy

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Investment Banker - Healthcare

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
Investment Banker - HealthcareThis is an opportunity for a current investment banker in healthcare, or former healthcare consultant or operating manager from the healthcare sector to grow our investment banking practice in the expanding healthcare space. The candidate will be responsible for...
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Investment Banking Analyst

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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SEO Account Coordinator

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
The SEO Account Coordinator is an entry-level position in the client services department of the Raleigh SEO Company. Account Coordinators provide technical, administrative, and digital marketing support to SEO Analysts. They assist in the day-to-day administration of SEO campaigns to attract...
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Programmer, Operations Liaison

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Client Service Representative

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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Junior Investment Consultant

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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SEO Account Coordinator

Type: Full Time, Full Time Alumnus
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