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Natural and social science professionals n.e.c.

Average National Salaries (2019)

Age 20

£19,760 pile of coins

Age 35

£39,520 pile of coins

Age 50

£46,280 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £31,720

What does this career do?

Jobholders in this unit group perform a variety of scientific research and related activities not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 211: Natural and Social Science Professionals.

Typical tasks

  • plans, directs and undertakes research into natural phenomena
  • provides technical advisory and consulting services
  • designs tests and experiments to address research objective and find solutions
  • applies models and techniques to medical, industrial, agricultural, military and similar applications
  • analyses results and writes up results of tests and experiments undertaken
  • presents results of scientific research to sponsors, addresses conferences and publishes articles outlining the methodology and results of research undertaken
  • designs and develops an appropriate research methodology in order to address the research objective
  • compiles and analyses quantitative and qualitative data, prepares reports and presents results to summarise main findings and conclusions
  • advises government, private organisations and special interest groups on policy issues
  • writes journal articles, books, and addresses conferences, seminars and the media to reveal research findings.

Current entry requirements

Entry is most common with a degree or equivalent qualification but is possible with other academic qualifications and/or relevant experience. On-the-job training and/or support for postgraduate study may be provided. Professional qualifications are available in some areas of activity.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2020)
Female
(2020)

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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