If you are currently working as a market research analyst or aspire to be one someday, there’s good news. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for market research analysts is expected to grow 19 percent over the next 10 years, which is much faster than the average for all occupations.
Market research is a competitive industry, however, and it's important to plan ahead in order to chart a realistic course of action and land high-potential opportunities. We gathered real-world insights from experienced professionals in the field to explain how to best prepare for a job in market research — and how to maintain a competitive edge once you have your foot in the door. These suggestions go beyond the typical advice you might come across elsewhere. Read on to learn practical advice.