We surveyed 2,348 market research analysts to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical market research analyst. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a market research analyst?

Low

High

Working as a market research analyst typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a market research analyst?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a market research analyst typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a market research analyst?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a market research analyst. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for market research analysts.

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Do market research analysts work full-time or part-time?

80% of market research analysts work in full-time roles while 20% work part-time.

Is being a market research analyst stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst market research analysts, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as a market research analyst?

Low

High

Some level of organization is generally required to be a market research analyst.

How competitive is the workplace for market research analysts?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for market research analysts.

Does being a market research analyst require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Market research analysts will have to sometimes face time pressure on the job.

Are market research analysts allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Market research analysts rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do market research analysts have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Market research analysts tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a market research analyst physically demanding?

Low

High

Work as a market research analysts is rarely physically demanding, making it a suitable option for those unable to perform physically strenuous tasks.

Are market research analysts exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, market research analysts tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being a market research analyst require attention to detail?

Low

High

As in many careers, attention to detail is quite helpful for market research analysts.

Does being a good market research analyst require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a market research analyst.