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Pursuing research as a position or post-bac is an excellent method to prepare for a full-time career in research, professional school, academia, or any number of industries or the government. There are a number of areas and programs specializing in research, and with a degree or experience in Psychology, understanding the mind is critical and valuable when collecting and assessing the impact of data. For an entry-level position in research, one generally needs at least a bachelor’s degree and year or more of research experience.