Natural and social science professionals
Average Annual Pay
Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017
Average Weekly Hours
Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015
Labour Force Survey 2018
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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.
QualificationsEntry 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.
- 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.
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