Best Jobs For Social Science Majors by Salary Potential

A social science degree can get you started on a career in law, social work, academia, politics and more. Explore these common jobs for social science majors. [Read More]

Students who major in the social sciences (economics, geography, sociology, political science, social work, sociology, etc.) bring a diverse set of skills to a wide variety of job titles. Social science majors have a wide range of fascinating and high-earning career paths available to them, including many roles that require creativity in addition to practical knowledge and technical training.

Of course, not all social science majors offer the same earning potential. But students who major in Political Science and Economics do tend to go into higher-paying jobs. PolySci is often the most common major for Vice Presidents of Government Affairs, Directors of Government Affairs, and Senior Intelligent Analysts. Economics majors routinely become Financial Planners, Analytics Majors and Strategy Manager. These jobs leverage (and reward) the valuable statistical analysis skills that come with any economics education.

Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Gerald Ford all majored in economics.

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