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Got Lots of Interests? This Remote Data Collection Job Could Be for You

Want to help fuel the information gold rush from the comfort of your home? Here’s a perfect opportunity.

Westat, a research firm, is hiring remote telephone data collectors across the U.S. to survey people on a variety of topics. You’ll need to have a very specific technology setup and won’t get benefits — but it’s hard to beat working from home.

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Telephone Data Collector at Westat

Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting phone interviews on a variety of topics, including transportation, the environment, health and education

Applicants for this position must have:

  • A telephone landline
  • A corded telephone with a hands-free headset attachment
  • PC with Windows 7 or later
  • A printer
  • Latest version of Internet Explorer
  • Latest versions of Adobe’s Shockwave and Acrobat Reader
  • Updated anti-virus and anti-spyware software
  • High-speed internet access at 10 MBps download speed
  • Wired Internet access — no WiFi
  • Webcam
  • Quiet and secure work space
  • Ability to work 15 to 40 hours per week, including evenings and weekends

Apply here for the Telephone Data Collector job at Westat.

Alex Mahadevan is a data journalist at The Penny Hoarder.