Working in research
Research involves gathering lots of information about a topic, then analysing it. You will enjoy research if you are good at solving problems, and gathering and interpreting information.
Research is not just about working in laboratories and finding new cures for diseases. There are research roles in education, engineering, social, cultural and economic organisations, the arts, media, finance and other areas. Research jobs are usually found in large companies, university departments and specialist research organisations. You need to be curious, interested and good at English, maths and Microsoft Office™, with good communication, teamwork and people skills.