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Social and humanities scientists

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£13,000 pile of coins

Age 35

£32,240 pile of coins

Age 50

£39,000 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £22,360

What does this career do?

Social and humanities scientists study and analyse human behaviour and the origin, structure and characteristics of language; undertake research in areas such as sociology, economics, politics, archaeology, history, philosophy, literature, the arts; organise the collection of qualitative and quantitative information, and perform subsequent analyses.

Typical tasks

  • studies society and the manner in which people behave and impact upon the world
  • undertakes research across the humanities that furthers understanding of human culture and creativity
  • traces the evolution of word and language forms, compares grammatical structures and analyses the relationships between ancient, parent and modern languages
  • identifies, compiles and analyses economic, demographic, legal, political, social and other data to address research objectives
  • administers questionnaires, carries out interviews, organises focus groups and implements other social research tools
  • undertakes analyses of data, presents results of research to sponsors, the media and other interested organisations
  • addresses conferences and publishes articles detailing the methodology and results of research undertaken.

Current entry requirements

Entry is most common with a degree or equivalent qualification but is possible with other academic qualifications and/or relevant experience. Postgraduate qualifications may be required for some jobs.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2018)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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