Social Sciences

Overall employment of social scientists is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2022, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Social scientists and related workers in the social science field accounted forĀ 237,770 jobs in 2013. Prospects are generally best for those with advanced degrees, and more opportunities should be available in management, scientific, and technical consulting services companies. Anthropologists and political scientists are projected to experience much faster than average employment growth, 31 percent and 36 percent respectively. Historians will experience average employment growth (13 percent) through 2022, because there will be few jobs available outside of federal, state, and local government. Job opportunities for historians are expected to be mainly in research or policy.


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