Is Research a good Career option?

I think Research is a great Career option. For me understanding Why I want to choose a Career in Research is phenomenally more important than figuring out How to get into Research. I was Googling about a Career in Research and was lucky to find:

Rajan Gupta's take!

Rajan Gupta has worked in Research for 3 years. Rajan Gupta has worked in Research as Research Consultant in Various Assignments. In Rajan Gupta's own words, this is how Rajan Gupta got into Research: "I did B Sc Computer Science and MCA from University of Delhi. After that i did Post Graduate Program in Management from IMT, Gaziabad and executive Program in Business Analysis and business Intelligence from IIM, Ranchi and then Ph D in information System and Security from Delhi University. I am a Certified Management consultant from Consultant development Centre and i cleared Certified Analytics Professional exam which is held by INFORMS. I started his career as Research Analyst at Samsung Research Lab, Noida and Worked as Junior Research Fellow & Senior Research Fellow with University of Delhi."

Career Video on Research

In a video, Rajan Gupta has talked about various aspects of a Career in Research. Rajan Gupta started by explaining Research as: "Research is systematic investigation into and study of materials and sources in order to establish facts and reach new conclusions." It was a very interesting video and I enjoyed watching it.

It was a welcome change to see the video touch upon Education as theoretical knowledge needed to excel at Research, and not merely as Qualifications needed to enter Research. Rajan Gupta touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Field Knowledge
Sills and success goes hand in hand. One needs to get a hold of essential skills.
Rajan Gupta then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Research:
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Reading & Writing Skills
  • Data Handling Skills
  • Qualitative & Quantitative Skills
This Career has an interesting list of Positives.
Rajan Gupta believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Research:
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Awards
  • Fame & Recognition
  • Working Remotely
  • Patent Your Work
  • Grants & Funding
Challenges define a Career as much as the Positives of the same.
And, Rajan Gupta believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Research:
  • Requires Patience
  • Giving Time
  • Uncertainties

In the final section of the video Rajan Gupta talks about How a day goes in a Career in Research. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Research, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

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This video on a Career in Research was an eye opener and it got me very interested to learn more about the LifePage platform. LifePage allows you to explore thousands of Career Options. LifePage is the world’s most evolved Career Platform. You can use LifePage to find your Career Objective. LifePage also offers the most comprehensive Career Planning process. You can use LifePage to explore more than a thousand Career Options. LifePage has the most exhaustive Career List. It is truly Career Counseling 2.0 LifePage is Career Counseling 2.0 - while most platforms continue to use age old psychometric tests to identify hidden skills and interests of individuals. LifePage has turned the tables completely with an Awareness based approach. Read about them on:

Similar Career List on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

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