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Economic Investigator

Aliases: Business Investigator

Industry/Sector(s): Education, Training and Research


JOB DESCRIPTION 1

The tasks an Economic Investigator is expected to perform include:

  • Collecting statistical and other data on prescribed forms by observation, interviews, interrogation or by application of other standardized techniques 
  • Collecting data for the study, analysis and interpretation of various economic problems
  • Fixing the time table or arranging a programme of investigation work as directed
  • Visiting areas or places for collection of data according to the schedule in prescribed forms
  • Conducting sample verification of data collected
  • Compiling, tabulating and processing data in the prescribed forms for analysis and interpretation
  • Reporting to supervisors on results achieved​
WORK ENVIRONMENT 1, 2
  • It is mostly a desk job
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Organizations usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from organization to organization
  • Shift system may be available
  • Overtime may be required
 Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

This job is suitable for candidate One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), One Arm and One Leg (OAL) and those who are Hearing Impaired (HH)

​​​This may vary from organization to organization

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 3

Preferably, B.A. in economics/statistics/commerce

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of various economic problems faced by an organization
  • Ability to develop reports
  • Skilled in planning surveys
  • Knowledge of the economic policies around the world
  • Ability to advice the company on taking calculated risks
  • Skilled in investigating economic problems
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 1
  • Good communication skills
  • Hard-working​​
AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

Colleges offering economics, statistics and commerce stream across India

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 

For scholarship and schemes, use further links like:

  • https://scholarships.gov.in/
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://puchd.ac.in/includes/syllabus/2010/20100921161840-m-a-economics-parts-i-ii.pdf?201603524812

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 4

Intern → Economic Investigator → Chief Economist

The progression is indicative

EXPECTED EARNINGS 3
  • ​​For new entrants - Rs 9,300 to Rs 34,800
These figures are indicative and subject to change
REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 3

Some organizations hire new entrants too

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 3
  • Private and government finance firms
  • Government and private colleges/universities
KEYWORDS 
  • Economic Investigator
  • Business Investigator
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20153314.0100Economic Investigator
ISCO 20083313 Statistical, Mathematical and Related Associate Professionals
NIC 200872200Research and experimental development on social sciences and humanities
QP ReferenceNot availableNot available
NSQFNot availableNot available
REFERENCES 
1National Classification of Occupations Division 3
2http://www.ccdisabilities.nic.in/page.php?s=reg&t=def&p=list_jobsNew
3http://www.kvic.org.in/vacancies/ecr2012.pdf
4http://dget.nic.in/upload/uploadfiles/files/publication/Des-Div-3.pdf
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