Other Researchers, Unspecified Discipline

Other researchers, unspecified discipline perform research activities across a variety of disciplines for academic purposes or to provide the systematic investigation necessary for the development of new products and services, or to enhance the performance of existing ones.


New workers

New workers start around £21,743. Normal pay is £38,357 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £63,591.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 44,584 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Advises government, private organisations and special interest groups on policy issues.

  • Compiles and analyses quantitative and qualitative data, prepares reports and presents results to summarise main findings and conclusions.

  • Designs and develops an appropriate research methodology in order to address the research objective.

  • Presents results of scientific research to sponsors, addresses conferences and publishes articles outlining the methodology and results of research undertaken.

  • Analyses results and writes up results of tests and experiments undertaken.

  • Applies models and techniques to medical, industrial, agricultural, military and similar applications.

  • Designs tests and experiments to address research objective and find solutions.

  • Plans, directs and undertakes research into areas of academic interest or commercial importance to their organisation.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Biology

  • Data Analysis

  • Biochemistry

  • Biomedical Sciences

  • Physics

  • Chemistry

  • Microbiology

  • Building Automation

  • Python (Programming Language)

  • Machine Learning

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Research

  • Communication

  • Management

  • Writing

  • Innovation

  • Teaching

  • Presentations

  • Planning

  • Leadership

  • Problem Solving

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.