Social or humanities scientist
- 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
Average annual earnings
The current average wage for social or humanities scientist is £31,845
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.
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.