£15,600 Average salary at age 20
£41,080 Average Salary
34 Average hours per week


Business and related research professionals carry out a variety of research activities for the broadcast and print media, for the police and armed forces intelligence services, for national security agencies and in other non-scientific areas.

Main Tasks

  • Liaises with production team to generate and develop ideas for film, television and radio programmes;
  • Research sources for accurate factual material, finds suitable contributors to programmes or print features and deals with any copyright issues;
  • Briefs presenters, scriptwriters or journalists as required via verbal or written reports;
  • Provides administrative support for programme development such as booking facilities;
  • Provides support to criminal intelligence or to military or other security operations by gathering and verifying intelligence data and sources;
  • Presents findings in the required format, via written reports or presentations;
  • Researches images for clients in a wide range of media using specialist picture libraries and archives, museums, galleries etc., or commissions new images;
  • Liaises with client on the appropriate image/s to be used;
  • Deals with copyright issues and negotiates fees.


Entrants usually possess a degree or equivalent qualification. Training is usually provided on-the-job, or support may be given for postgraduate study. Professional qualifications are available in some areas.

What Business and related research professionals studied in higher education

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What Business and related research professionals studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(C9) Others in biological sciences1
(L4) Social policy2
(G3) Statistics1
(L7) Human & social geography2
(B2) Pharmacology, toxicology & pharmacy1
(G1) Mathematics1
(W2) Design studies1
(L3) Sociology4
(C1) Biology3
(H3) Mechanical engineering1
(F1) Chemistry2
(C8) Psychology9
(W1) Fine art1
(V3) History by topic1
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments2
(W3) Music1
(F6) Geology1
(F8) Physical geographical sciences1
(D4) Agriculture1
(W6) Cinematics & photography1
(A3) Clinical medicine1
(C7) Molecular biology, biophysics & biochemistry2
(Q3) English studies3
(L8) Development studies1
(L2) Politics9
(H1) General engineering1
(R1) French studies1
(L9) Others in social studies1
(M1) Law by area1
(M2) Law by topic2
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine2
(B1) Anatomy, physiology & pathology1
(P5) Journalism2
(F4) Forensic & archaeological sciences1
(V5) Philosophy1
(F3) Physics2
(L1) Economics3
(N1) Business studies2
(X3) Academic studies in education1
(K4) Planning (urban, rural & regional)1
(C6) Sport & exercise science1
(C3) Zoology1
(P3) Media studies3
(N2) Management studies1
(V1) History by period3
(N3) Finance1
(H6) Electronic & electrical engineering1
(L6) Anthropology1
(I1) Computer science3

UK Prospects

60100 Workforce Size
2.41% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
5339 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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