What is a typical day for a Field Interviewer?

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What is the compensation?

AICS offers a competitive compensation plan that is designed to reward for efficiency and productivity.  The more productive you are, the more you will earn.

Where are you located?

Our home office is centrally located in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania—a suburb west of Philadelphia, but you won’t spend much time there as our interviewers work on the road.

Will I be working alone?

Yes.  This job requires you to work independently out in the field.  Prior to working in the field, you will attend a training session and get to meet fellow Field Interviewers as well as your direct supervisor.  After attending our training sessions and working with our trainers, you’ll feel comfortable working independently and enjoy the freedom of managing your time.  When you are working, you will probably speak with your supervisor on a daily basis. In addition, you will be assigned a Mentor—a very experienced Field Interviewer who will help you work through your assignments. They provide the resources you need and answer any questions you may have. Ongoing training sessions mean you’ll find all the support you need to succeed on your own in this autonomous and empowering position.

How long will the study go on?

Ours is an ongoing study that is done year round. Our study has been conducted throughout the United States for 40 years and counting.

How often am I paid?

Our Field Interviewers are paid weekly.

How long is the training period?

The initial training program is an intensive five-day program held near Philadelphia, PA.

How soon can I start working?

Our recruiting process normally takes about six weeks from your initial phone call to the start of your comprehensive paid training. Once you successfully complete training, you will begin working right away.

Where are the assignments?

The assignments are all over the United States based on sample and study needs. Assignments will vary from close to home or travel to a diverse cross-section of areas throughout the country.  Overnight travel is required.

Are there specific requirements for the job?

Yes. We have a talented staff from a variety of professional and educational backgrounds. From GED through PhD, our diverse team puts life experience as well as book learning to work. Some of our current Field Interviewers have previous experience in sales, customer service, and interviewing on other studies or just have a love for meeting new people.

For our Field Interviewers, we set the following minimum qualifications:

Must possess a high school diploma/GED
Must own a reliable and insured car
Must possess a valid driver’s license
Must enjoy working outside under various weather conditions
Must be able to walk and/or stand for significant periods of time
Must be able to carry interviewing materials/supplies that weigh a minimum of 8lbs.