Natural or social science professional n.e.c.
- 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.
Typical Education Level
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.
Will retirement created job openings
In the UK, 7% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers
*This is based on national data
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for natural or social science professional n.e.c. is £32,000
The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,114. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.
Over the past year, 195 jobs have been posted for natural or social science professional n.e.c. roles.
How well does it pay?
Normal pay for this occupation is £32,000 per year. That is about £2,667 per month or £16.41 per hour. New workers generally start on £20,826, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £49,394
Is it growing or declining?
This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,114 people are employed in the region.