Paranormal researchers look into all sorts of odd and unexplained events, such as the 2004 US presidential election or the longevity of Madonna’s career. Paranormal researchers also investigate such phenomena as UFOs, ghosts, telepathy, mysterious animal sightings, such as Bigfoot and the Lock Ness Monster, as well as regional phenomena such as the Bermuda Triangle. Paranormal activity encompasses a large arena of unexplained phenomena that can take paranormal researchers in many directions, just not women’s bedrooms.
There are classes that people can take in paranormal activities and there are some scientists who treat the subject seriously. One can learn about the paranormal through these classes or through self-education. The most important aspect of having a career as a paranormal researcher is to find a magazine, blog or institution that has writers on the topic and show a body of engaging and interesting work. Starting one’s own blog into the paranormal is, of course, another option thanks to the power of the Internet.
As a paranormal researcher, occasionally people will seek you out and hire you to see if their house is haunted or perhaps to see if there is a mini Lock Ness monster in the lake behind their house. Many paranormal researchers are self-employed and wait around for scared people to call them.
Career Opportunities and Job Outlook-Unknown:
Stating that the job of paranormal researcher is a bit of a niche field is an understatement. In a sense, it is a sad commentary on humanity that such topics as UFOs and unidentified creatures are not given more attention. Those looking to capitalize on their interest in the paranormal who want to work as a paranormal researcher just need to be creative in how they approach their job search and career planning.
A Day in The Life:
The average day for a paranormal researcher will vary greatly depending upon what kind of job the researcher has. If a researcher is working for a print publication that is dedicated to the paranormal, their day may differ considerably from a paranormal researcher who is operating their own website or blog that examines paranormal topics.
The average salary of a paranormal researcher will vary greatly depending on the type of work taken.
Career Training and Qualifications:
A science and or research background clearly will help those who are looking to find employment in this field. Also, both writing experience and a background with videography would prove to be very helpful with this career.