Why study Social Sciences?
Meet your need to balance life, work, and school with programs that fit you. Choose a path that is a good mix of speed versus impact on your current job and career goals. Work with top schools to leverage your prior educational experiences, embrace a broad array of potential careers, and stay organized and on-track with flexible schedules.
Top Growing Social Science Occupations
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NUMBER OF NEW JOB OPENINGS BY OCCUPATION
Skill to leverage
Being empathetic can make all the difference in your career. Understanding the difficult situations and problems that others face is important every day.
Computer & Technology skills driving success
OBSERVATION Used to collect data about people, processes, and cultures
CRITICAL THINIKING Enables analyzation, evaluation, explanation in structural thought
ATTENTION TO DETAIL Drives efficiency and minimizes issues
UNDERSTANDING CAUSE AND EFFECT Create relationships between things of importance
GEOGRAPHICAL AWARENESS Location shapes mentality which drives social effects
INFERENCE Educated guessing, driven from evidence and reasoning
INTERPRETATION Ability to ascribe meaning to social situations
CULTURAL AWARENESS Vital for cross-cultural understanding
INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION Enables more effective work in groups and teams.
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Levels of education and wages
In 2017 the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reported the median wage for high school graduates was $36,100. The median for those with a Bachelors was almost twice that.
HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
"The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be ignited."
Plutarch, Greek-Roman biographer
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*All stats sited ‘bls.gov’ unless otherwise stated