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Social Science

Social
Science

Connecting
With Humanity

Connecting
With
Humanity

Why study Social Sciences?

Understanding human behavior is the cornerstone of social science which can prepare you for a diverse and rewarding career.
  • Make a positive impact on the lives of people
  • Help evolve society’s institutions
  • Enjoy flexible career options

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

2018 - 2028
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of life, physical, and social science occupations is projected to grow 7 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations, which will result in about 97,400 new jobs. Increasing demand for expertise in the sciences, particularly in occupations involved in biomedical research, psychology, energy management, and environmental protection, is projected to result in employment growth.
NUMBER OF NEW JOB OPENINGS BY OCCUPATION
SOCIAL WORKERS
+81,200   
HUMAN RESOURCES SPECIALIST
+33,000   
PSYCHOLOGIST
+26,100   
INTERPRETERS & TRANSLATORS
+14,600   
URBAN & REGIONAL PLANNERS
+4,200   
Skill to leverage

EMPATHY

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.

BACHELORS DEGREE

$72,800 annually

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA

$36,100 annually

"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