Business or related research professional

Business and related research professionals carry out a variety of research activities for the broadcast and print media, for the police and armed forces intelligence services, for national security agencies and in other non-scientific areas.

Tasks

  • Deals with copyright issues and negotiates fees.
  • Liaises with client on the appropriate image/s to be used.
  • Researches images for clients in a wide range of media using specialist picture libraries and archives, museums, galleries etc., or commissions new images.
  • Presents findings in the required format, via written reports or presentations.
  • Provides support to criminal intelligence or to military or other security operations by gathering and verifying intelligence data and sources.
  • Provides administrative support for programme development such as booking facilities.
  • Briefs presenters, scriptwriters or journalists as required via verbal or written reports.
  • Research sources for accurate factual material, finds suitable contributors to programmes or print features and deals with any copyright issues.
  • Liaises with production team to generate and develop ideas for film, television and radio programmes.

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 10% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£32,781

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for business or related research professional is £32,781

817 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 817. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for business or related research professional roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £32,781 per year. That is about £2,732 per month or £16.81 per hour. New workers generally start on £21,674, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £50,398

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 817 people are employed in the region.

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