Survey Worker

Interview people and compile statistical information.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$19,000 – $44,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Survey Workers do?

Interviews people and compiles statistical information on topics, such as public issues or consumer buying habits: Contacts people at home or place of business, or approaches persons at random on street, or contacts them by telephone, following specified sampling procedures. Asks questions following specified outline on questionnaire and records answers. Reviews, classifies, and sorts questionnaires following specified procedures and criteria. May participate in federal, state, or local population survey and be known as Census Enumerator.

Should I be a Survey Worker?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Opinion Polls Survey Worker, Public Opinion Survey Taker, Radio Survey Worker, Survey Interviewer, Telephone Surveyor

    How to become a Survey Worker

    Most Survey Workers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9madaa&chl=no+college+%2880%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29||bachelor%27s+%285%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,80,80
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