CAREER
CLUSTER
BRIEF

SOCIAL RESEARCH

CAREER AREA - SOCIAL SCIENCES



Work Performed

Work activities in this group primarily involve gathering, studying, and analyzing information about individuals, specific groups, or entire societies. Workers conduct research, both historical and current, into all aspects of human behavior, including abnormal behavior, language, work, politics, lifestyle, and cultural expression. Typically, workers collect, evaluate, and interpret data; formulate or develop original theories, methods, or procedures aimed at solving theoretical or practical problems or adding enlightenment to specific areas of knowledge; and communicate the findings of research through reports, lectures, publications, and other media.

Worker Requirements
The intelligence to understand the principles, laws, and methods of investigation into a particular field of knowledge; lucidity in expression; organizational ability; high degree of rationality; inventiveness; analytical ability; and, in some cases, an understanding of the methods of statistical or mathematical analysis.


Sample Occupations


Sample Occupations

Experimental (or Research) Psychologist Historian
Social Psychologist Sociologist
Developmental Psychologist Geographer
Economist Anthropologist
Marketing Research Analyst Occupational Analyst
Political Scientist


Related Clusters


Related MPC Departments

High School, College, and University Teaching Political Science
Business Consulting and Analysis Sociology
Natural Science Research Psychology

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Geography
History
Anthropology
Woman's Studies
Ethnic Studies
Business