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USER EXPERIENCE RESEARCHER: In This Field, The Sky Is The Limit In The Industries You Can Work In

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Corey, a User Experience Researcher, shares his story about working in this new field. He explains what his job is about and shares what a typical day looks like for him. Corey shares how he's used his knowledge of human perception to move farther along his career path and talks about the variety of industries where jobs are available for people with his skills. Corey also provides advice for those interested in following in his footsteps.

Degree: Psychology
Job Title: User Experience Researcher

Job Summary: Computer and Information Research Scientists

Job Description

Computer and information research scientists invent and design new technology and find new uses for existing technology. They study and solve complex problems in computing for business, science, medicine, and other uses.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$60,000 - $155,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
15 to 25 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Flexible, Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Outdoor, Physically demanding, Military
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Detail oriented, People skills, Problem solving skills, Mathematical skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills

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<span m='12020'>what</span> <span m='12140'>they're</span> <span m='12230'>trying</span> <span m='12410'>to</span> <span m='12470'>do</span> <span m='12690'>our</span> <span m='12850'>products.</span> <span m='13610'>And</span> <span m='14260'>I</span> <span m='14360'>communicate</span> <span m='15760'>those</span> <span m='15960'>findings</span> <span m='16329'>to</span> <span m='16450'>the</span> <span m='16560'>designers.</span> <span m='17350'>And</span> <span m='17610'>we</span> <span m='17790'>design</span> <span m='18330'>awesome</span> <span m='18690'>products.</span> </p><p><span m='19400'>Basically,</span> <span m='20360'>it</span> <span m='20420'>begins,</span> <span m='20880'>I</span> <span m='21060'>come</span> <span m='21340'>in,</span> <span m='21740'>you</span> <span m='21830'>know,</span> <span m='22480'>and</span> <span m='22860'>I</span> <span m='24380'>begin</span> <span m='24620'>to</span> <span m='24740'>do</span> <span m='24910'>some</span> <span 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