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MARKETING & ADMISSIONS SPECIALIST, IN-DEPTH: The First Job Is Difficult

About this video 

Nicholas is a Marketing & Admissions Specialist working at a university. Nicholas talks about what he likes and dislikes about his job, his key decision to learn Spanish, the difficulty of getting a job in his industry and his work-life balance.

School: Loyola Marymount University
Degree: Sociology
Job Title: Marketing & Admissions Specialist
Employer: University of East West Medicine

Job Summary: Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

Job Description

Market research analysts study market conditions in local, regional, or national areas to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price. Market research analysts work in nearly every industry. They may work with the public to gather information and data, but they generally work at a computer, collecting and analyzing marketing data and preparing reports.

On-the-Job Training

short-term on-the-job training

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the Professional Researcher Certification (PRC).

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$35,000 - $115,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
35 to 45 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Travel, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Organizational skills
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m='8970'>copy.</span> <span m='9880'>So</span> <span m='10080'>I</span> <span m='10210'>like</span> <span m='10420'>the</span> <span m='10500'>diversity</span> <span m='11230'>of</span> <span m='11320'>never</span> <span m='11640'>having</span> <span m='11920'>to</span> <span m='12020'>do</span> <span m='12160'>the</span> <span m='12260'>same</span> <span m='12540'>thing.</span> </p><p><span m='13440'>What</span> <span m='13620'>I</span> <span m='13680'>don't</span> <span m='13910'>like</span> <span m='14100'>about</span> <span m='14300'>my</span> <span m='14440'>job</span> <span m='15080'>is</span> <span m='17450'>some</span> <span m='17910'>days</span> <span m='18140'>when</span> <span m='18570'>there's</span> <span m='18870'>not</span> <span m='19100'>too</span> <span m='19220'>much</span> <span m='19470'>going</span> <span m='19770'>on</span> <span m='20560'>at</span> <span m='20730'>the</span> <span m='20810'>University,</span> <span m='22140'>I'm</span> <span 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m='31240'>learn</span> <span m='31600'>Spanish.</span> <span m='32820'>I</span> <span m='33020'>was</span> <span m='33100'>just</span> <span m='33230'>trying</span> <span m='33420'>to</span> <span m='33470'>get</span> <span m='33600'>by</span> <span m='33850'>as</span> <span m='33940'>a</span> <span m='34010'>truck</span> <span m='34240'>driver</span> <span m='34590'>in</span> <span m='34700'>the</span> <span m='34780'>summers</span> <span m='35160'>between</span> <span m='35470'>college</span> <span m='35820'>to</span> <span m='35900'>make</span> <span m='36090'>some</span> <span m='36210'>money,</span> <span m='36960'>and</span> <span m='37320'>I</span> <span m='37390'>told</span> <span m='37620'>the</span> <span m='37680'>shift</span> <span m='37930'>managers</span> <span m='38400'>to</span> <span m='38490'>put</span> <span m='38650'>me</span> <span m='38770'>with</span> <span m='39110'>all</span> <span m='39400'>Spanish-speaking</span> <span m='40100'>population</span> <span m='41350'>so I could</span> <span m='41550'>improve</span> <span m='41850'>my</span> <span m='41960'>Spanish</span> <span m='42420'>skills.</span> <span m='43180'>And</span> <span m='43350'>so</span> <span m='43420'>that</span> <span m='43550'>goes</span> <span m='43720'>back</span> <span m='43920'>to</span> <span m='44020'>when</span> <span m='44110'>I</span> <span m='44210'>was</span> <span m='44570'>17.</span> <span m='45120'>I</span> <span m='45200'>started</span> <span m='45440'>working</span> <span m='45750'>for</span> <span m='45870'>that</span> <span m='46000'>company</span> <span m='46370'>in</span> <span m='46460'>the</span> <span m='46550'>summers</span> <span m='46930'>and</span> <span m='47030'>deciding</span> <span m='47510'>that</span> <span m='48584'>I had</span> <span m='49400'>the</span> <span m='49560'>ability</span> <span m='50030'>to</span> <span m='50440'>learn</span> <span m='50810'>from</span> <span m='50970'>these</span> <span m='51140'>individuals</span> <span m='51690'>who</span> <span m='51760'>didn't</span> <span m='51940'>speak</span> <span m='52130'>English,</span> <span m='52530'>and</span> <span m='52750'>I</span> <span m='52800'>decided</span> <span m='52960'>to</span> <span m='53120'>take it.</span> </p><p><span m='53940'>The</span> <span m='54070'>first</span> <span m='54360'>job</span> <span m='54420'>is</span> <span m='54560'>very</span> <span m='54710'>difficult.</span> <span m='56080'>Marketing</span> <span m='56550'>coordinator--</span> <span m='57240'>anybody</span> <span m='57720'>graduating</span> <span m='58350'>with</span> <span m='58560'>a</span> <span m='58590'>liberal</span> <span m='58930'>arts</span> <span m='59430'>major</span> <span m='59885'>is</span> <span m='60340'>trying</span> <span m='60810'>to</span> <span m='60860'>get</span> <span m='61050'>into</span> <span m='61210'>that,</span> <span m='61430'>it</span> <span m='61540'>seems</span> <span m='61830'>like.</span> <span m='62540'>So</span> <span m='62750'>it's</span> <span m='62940'>difficult.</span> <span m='63480'>You</span> <span m='63580'>need</span> <span m='63600'>to</span> <span m='63670'>find</span> <span m='63940'>something</span> <span m='64209'>to</span> <span m='64260'>set</span> <span m='64459'>yourself</span> <span m='64800'>apart:</span> <span m='65910'>get</span> <span m='66050'>a</span> <span m='66090'>blog</span> <span m='66550'>going,</span> <span m='67500'>plan</span> <span m='67830'>events--</span> <span m='69000'>even</span> <span m='69330'>if</span> <span m='69430'>it's</span> <span m='69640'>just</span> <span m='69860'>like</span> <span m='70050'>a</span> <span m='70070'>little</span> <span m='70430'>concert</span> <span m='70860'>for</span> <span m='70960'>you</span> <span m='71310'>and</span> <span m='71400'>your</span> <span m='71520'>friends.</span> <span m='71970'>Anything</span> <span m='72270'>that</span> <span m='72400'>you</span> <span m='72510'>can</span> <span m='72680'>do</span> <span m='73270'>that</span> <span m='73430'>shows</span> <span m='73750'>planning</span> <span m='75000'>capability</span> <span m='75950'>and</span> <span m='76920'>marketability.</span> <span m='77720'>Get</span> <span m='77930'>a</span> <span m='78020'>blog.</span> <span m='78670'>It's</span> <span m='78800'>really</span> <span m='78960'>helpful.</span> </p><p><span m='79920'>Right</span> <span m='80110'>now</span> <span m='80290'>it's</span> <span m='80400'>very</span> <span m='80580'>good.</span> <span m='80990'>I</span> <span m='81100'>live</span> <span m='81290'>with</span> <span m='81400'>two</span> <span m='81600'>roommates.</span> <span m='82180'>One</span> <span m='82380'>of</span> <span m='82420'>them</span> <span m='82730'>works</span> <span m='82990'>about</span> <span m='83190'>60</span> <span m='83550'>hours</span> <span m='83820'>a</span> <span m='83880'>week,</span> <span m='84130'>and</span> <span m='84220'>he's</span> <span m='84380'>not</span> <span m='84590'>happy.</span> <span m='85100'>I</span> <span m='85540'>do</span> <span m='85700'>40,</span> <span m='86140'>and that's it.</span> <span m='87020'>And</span> <span m='87210'>so</span> <span m='88170'>I can</span> <span m='88300'>go</span> <span m='88530'>out</span> <span m='88670'>on</span> <span m='88750'>the</span> <span m='88830'>weekends</span> <span m='89180'>with</span> <span m='89270'>my</span> <span m='89410'>friends,</span> <span m='89960'>have</span> <span m='90150'>fun.</span> <span m='91400'>40</span> <span m='91700'>hours is perfect.</span> </p>","file":{"id":611515,"video_id":"","name":"3069-Nicholas - Admissions Specialist IN-DEPTH.mp4","duration":92949,"thumbnail_url":null}});