Education policy researchers, consultants and program officers conduct research, produce reports and administer elementary, secondary and post-secondary education policies and programs.
People in this occupation:
- evaluate curriculum and services, recommend improvements, determine the cost and effectiveness of educational policies and programs, produce reports and deliver presentations
- often work for government, school boards, post-secondary institutions and research institutes, professional associations and educational and other organizations throughout the public and private sectors
- may be self-employed
- should have an interest in doing research and creating materials and other resources for program delivery and coordinating information for statistical analyses
- should have quantitative and qualitative research skills