• Survey Researchers
  • Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
  • Survey researchers plan, develop, or conduct surveys. They may analyze and interpret the meaning of survey data, determine survey objectives, or suggest or test question wording.

What do they typically do

  • Support, plan, and coordinate operations for single or multiple surveys
  • Collaborate with other researchers in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of surveys
  • Consult with clients to identify survey needs and specific requirements such as special samples
  • Conduct surveys and collect data through interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, market analysis surveys, public opinion polls, literature reviews, and file reviews
  • Direct and review the work of staff members, including survey support staff and interviewers who gather survey data
  • Determine and specify details of survey projects, including sources of information, procedures to be used, and design of survey instruments and materials
  • Prepare and present summaries and analyses of survey data, including tables, graphs, and fact sheets that describe survey techniques and results
  • Produce documentation of the questionnaire development process, data collection methods, sampling designs, and decisions about sample statistical weighting

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Job Growth +0.5%
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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most require a graduate degree like a master's, Ph.D., M.D., or law degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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