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Business and related research professionals

Average National Salaries (2018)

Age 20

£14,560 pile of coins

Age 35

£31,200 pile of coins

Age 50

£36,920 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £30,160

What does this career do?

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.

Typical tasks

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

Current entry requirements

Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification. Training is usually provided on-the-job, or support may be given for postgraduate study. Professional qualifications are available in some areas.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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