The company I worked for was okay, but Headway had very little involvement. In Field Interviewing I got to set my own hours. It is rewarding work and you feel you are making a difference by collecting data for research that can improve people's lives. There is little job security and no benefits, vacation pay, or paid time off and the work can be dangerous as you are going into strangers' homes and in most cases nobody knows where you are. You have to like meeting people, collecting data and setting your own schedule. The work can be very rewarding. You have to work weekends, and evenings--even in the winter when it is dark. You have to be careful and sure-footed, able to tolerate heat and cold because you have to work in all kinds of weather. Some studies encourage you to work holidays because that is when you find people at home. It is a great job for someone working on their Master's Degree or someone with young children where they have to be available during the day. Many field interviewers are retired from jobs like teaching or social work.
I set my own hours and the work was rewarding
No benefits, little opportunity for advancement, and you have to work in all kinds of conditions