Overview of RAND Staff
About 1,850 people from 50 countries work at RAND, representing diversity in work experience; academic training; political and ideological outlook; and race, ethnicity, gender, and age. This diversity reinforces RAND's core values of quality and objectivity by promoting creativity, deepening understanding of the practical effects of policy, and ensuring multiple viewpoints and perspectives.
Degrees (Research Staff)
|Degree||Percentage of Total|
* Doctorates include MDs and JDs
Doctorates by Discipline (Research Staff)
|Discipline||Percentage of Total|
|Arts & letters||3%|
|Business & law||5%|
|Math, operations research, statistics||7%|
|Other (< 1%)||1%|
To provide the comprehensive expertise needed to fully address public policy issues, RAND hires staff from a variety of disciplines. Ninety percent of the research staff holds advanced degrees, with 53 percent having earned Ph.D.s, M.D.s, or J.D.s.
RAND's unique intellectual environment nurtures objective analysis and innovative solutions to policy and decisionmaking issues, which span a broad range of substantive areas. This environment may uniquely suit your own professional goals and aspirations. For more information on joining RAND, please visit Employment Opportunities.
“RAND is a creative organization that thrives on new ideas and spirited debate. Homogeneity along any dimension works against these objectives.”
– Michael D. Rich, RAND President and CEO
Locating RAND Staff
Please visit our Contacts page for an overview of RAND's units and programs, which lists key staff and administrative contacts, and to find the telephone number and email address of a RAND staff member.
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