The core purpose of the UX Researcher (sometimes also called "user researcher" or "design researcher") is to unearth insights about the human user to help guide the application of product design. UX Researchers focus on the systematic approach to gathering and interpreting data. It's a very important, very stimulating role, perfect for those who find interest in human behavior or solving user problems.
Interested in becoming a UX Researcher? We've got the resources to get you there. And if you're still unsure of what you want to do, we've got resources for that too.
Here are a few real-word examples of jobs and people working in this industry right now.