An on-line researcher does internet research and information gathering for businesses and educational institutions. He searches for less than obvious information to help solve information gathering challenges. It is fast-paced position working within a team environment and using the internet. Day-to-day duties include resume sourcing, managing job-site boards and creating job descriptions, conducting research, and creating new ideas to produce innovative sourcing strategies.
Day to Day Duties: This career may be done at home or in an office setting.
- Research companies, competitors, industry, and association information on the internet.
- Receive inquires on various subjects to be quickly and thoroughly researched online
- Work as part of a team with Account Executives and Project Coordinators in
researching candidates, prospects and clients over the internet.
- Manage open job postings on major job boards.
- Data entry and search queries and name gathering.
- Communicating results both to clients or employers
Average Salary: Median Salary: $67,000.00. Salary: Based on various websites and resources (ex. Salary.com, PayScale.com, and SalaryExpert.com). Specialty, gender, age, and location made a big difference in earnings.
Prospects are good but this career’s potential has fluctuated over the last several years and declined in May 2005. Since them the number of jobs has once again gone up through August 2008.
The US Bureau of Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-2009 Edition points out that:
“Employment in computer systems design and related services will grow by 38.3 percent and add nearly one-fourth of all new jobs in professional, scientific, and technical services. Employment growth will be driven by the increasing reliance of businesses on information technology and the continuing importance of maintaining system and network security. Management, scientific, and technical consulting services also will grow at a staggering 78 percent and account for another third of growth in this supersector. Demand for these services will be spurred by the increased use of new technology and computer software and the growing complexity of business.”
- Computer Science
Additional Courses to Enhance Skills:
Additional Business and Computer Science courses
Alternate Job Titles:
- Internet Researcher
- Web Researcher
- Market Research Analysis