Social or humanities scientist

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.

Tasks

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

Typical Education Level

Honours, Bachelor's degree

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 13% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£31,845

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for social or humanities scientist is £31,845

335 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 335. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for social or humanities scientist roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £31,845 per year. That is about £2,654 per month or £16.33 per hour. New workers generally start on £20,363, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £47,923

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 335 people are employed in the region.

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