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Social Sciences

Industry Outlook

Life, physical, and social sciences occupations overall are expected to grow by 7 percent through 2024, adding a total of 97,600 new jobs, according to the Department of Labor. Overall employment of social scientists is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2024. Social scientists and related workers in the social science field accounted for 34,160 jobs in May 2015. Prospects are generally best for those with advanced degrees, and more opportunities should be available in management, scientific, and technical consulting services companies.

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