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Survey Researchers - 19-3022.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Plan, develop, or conduct surveys. May analyze and interpret the meaning of survey data, determine survey objectives, or suggest or test question wording. Includes social scientists who primarily design questionnaires or supervise survey teams.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Data Analyst
  • Field Interviewer
  • Market Survey Representative
  • Methodologist
  • Public Opinion Analyst
  • Research Associate
  • Research Fellow
  • Research Interviewer
  • Survey Research Consultant
  • Telephone Interviewer

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Analyze data from surveys, old records, or case studies, using statistical software.
  • Collaborate with other researchers in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of surveys.
  • Conduct research to gather information about survey topics.
  • Conduct surveys and collect data, using methods such as interviews, questionnaires, focus groups, market analysis surveys, public opinion polls, literature reviews, and file reviews.
  • Consult with clients to identify survey needs and specific requirements, such as special samples.
  • Determine and specify details of survey projects, including sources of information, procedures to be used, and the design of survey instruments and materials.
  • Direct and review the work of staff members, including survey support staff and interviewers who gather survey data.
  • Direct updates and changes in survey implementation and methods.
  • Hire and train recruiters and data collectors.
  • Monitor and evaluate survey progress and performance, using sample disposition reports and response rate calculations.
  • Prepare and present summaries and analyses of survey data, including tables, graphs, and fact sheets that describe survey techniques and results.
  • Produce documentation of the questionnaire development process, data collection methods, sampling designs, and decisions related to sample statistical weighting.
  • Review, classify, and record survey data in preparation for computer analysis.
  • Support, plan, and coordinate operations for single or multiple surveys.
  • Write proposals to win new projects.
  • Write training manuals to be used by survey interviewers.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Classify organisms based on their characteristics or behavior.
  • Collaborate on research activities with scientists or technical specialists.
  • Collect information from people through observation, interviews, or surveys.
  • Conduct research on social issues.
  • Confer with clients to exchange information.
  • Direct scientific activities.
  • Plan social sciences research.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Prepare proposals or grant applications to obtain project funding.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
  • Record research or operational data.
  • Supervise scientific or technical personnel.
  • Train personnel in technical or scientific procedures.
  • Write grant proposals.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Education And Training (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education and Training Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Education And Training Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Engineer Assistant (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Naval Culture Workshop Facilitator (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Navy Counselor (Counselor) (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Operations Research/Systems Analysis (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Statistical Data Analyst (Navy - Commissioned or Warrant Officer)
  • Test and Evaluation (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Trained Operations Research/System Analysis (ORSA) (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

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DOT Crosswalk Titles

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