Research by numbers – careers with quantitative methods

If you’ve enjoyed the research methods aspect of your degree, particularly quantitative research, you may be interested to read about the wide range of careers using quantitative research methods. Quantitative social scientists work as advisors and analysts for the government, and for non-government organisations, in the pharmaceutical and health industries, business, agriculture, lobby groups, and as lecturer and researchers in academia – in fact almost anywhere.

Find out about the myths and reality of what careers in this area involve, and read case studies from a variety of different career paths in this area, in this ESRC publication.

Follow up via the Careers Service information on social research careers. Also use our Occupations information to explore the range of public sector, statistical, media and education opportunities. And don’t forget that our excellent information team can help you with your career-related information queries, if you draw a blank yourself.

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