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Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists*
(SOC Code : 13-1161)
in Marin County

Research market conditions in local, regional, or national areas to determine potential sales of a product or service. May gather information on competitors, prices, sales, and methods of marketing and distribution. May use survey results to create a marketing campaign based on regional preferences and buying habits.

Employers are usually looking for candidates with a Master's degree .

Marin County is part of the San Rafael MD, which includes Marin and San Ra counties.
Occupational Wages[Top]
AreaYearPeriodHourly MeanHourly by Percentile
25thMedian75th
San Rafael MD20171st Qtr$43.62$29.33$39.41$55.23
Data for Marin County are not available. Data for San Rafael MD has been substituted.

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Occupational Projections of Employment (also called "Outlook" or "Demand")[Top]
 AreaEstimated Year-Projected YearEmploymentEmployment ChangeAnnual Avg Openings
EstimatedProjectedNumberPercent
San Rafael MD2014 - 20247601,10034044.743
Data for Marin County are not available. Data for San Rafael MD has been substituted.

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Industries Employing This Occupation (click on Industry Title to View Employers List)[Top]
Industry Title
Number of Employers in Marin County
Percent of Total
Employment for Occupation in State of California
Management & Technical Consulting Svc 5369.7%
Computer Systems Design and Rel Services1428.7%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 217.2%
Advertising and Related Services 1767.1%
Other Professional & Technical Services 3114.2%
Other Information Services 602.6%
Software Publishers 902.5%
Commercial Goods Merchant Wholesalers 442.5%
Architectural and Engineering Services 4092.4%
Scientific Research and Development Svc 1082.1%
Semiconductor and Electronic Components 41.7%
Electronic Instrument Manufacturing 41.5%
Electronic Markets and Agents/Brokers 231.5%
Employment Services 801.4%
Electronic Shopping & Mail-Order Houses 411.4%
Office Administrative Services 271.3%
Other Financial Investment Activities 4321.3%
Insurance Carriers 331.3%
Depository Credit Intermediation 1041.1%
Electric Goods Merchant Wholesalers 591.1%
Offices of Real Estate Agents & Brokers 4531.0%
Security & Commodity Investment Activity261.0%
Medical Equipment and Supplies Mfg 201.0%
Newspaper, Book, & Directory Publishers 951.0%

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About This Occupation (from O*NET - The Occupation Information Network)[Top]
Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Prepare reports of findings, illustrating data graphically and translating complex findings into written text.
Seek and provide information to help companies determine their position in the marketplace.
Gather data on competitors and analyze their prices, sales, and method of marketing and distribution.
Collect and analyze data on customer demographics, preferences, needs, and buying habits to identify potential markets and factors affecting product demand.
Devise and evaluate methods and procedures for collecting data, such as surveys, opinion polls, or questionnaires, or arrange to obtain existing data.
Monitor industry statistics and follow trends in trade literature.
Measure and assess customer and employee satisfaction.
Measure the effectiveness of marketing, advertising, and communications programs and strategies.
Forecast and track marketing and sales trends, analyzing collected data.
Attend staff conferences to provide management with information and proposals concerning the promotion, distribution, design, and pricing of company products or services.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.
Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Working Conditions - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

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Alternate Titles
Business Development Specialists; Client Service and Consulting Managers; Communications Specialists; Market Analysts; Market Research Consultants; Market Research Managers; Product Line Managers; and Project Managers
 
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