Occupations in Social Sciences

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 There are frequently many education paths to a target occupation, and there are many occupations your education could apply to! Some occupations in this area have short-term certificates that expand your opportunities as you learn.




How this list was compiled

Minimum Education Competitive Education Occupation (click to see this job's Oregon profile!) National Average
Master Master Anthropologists and Archeologists $63,000
Doctorate Doctorate Anthropology and Archeology Teachers, Postsecondary $81,000
Doctorate Doctorate Area, Ethnic, and Cultural Studies Teachers, Postsecondary $73,000
Bachelor Bachelor Child, Family, and School Social Workers $43,000
Doctorate Doctorate Clinical, Counseling, and School Psychologists $73,000
Master Master Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other $43,000
HS/GED Certificate Community Health Workers $37,000
Master Master Counselors, All Other $44,000
Doctorate Doctorate Economics Teachers, Postsecondary $95,000
Master Master Economists $101,000
Master Master Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors $54,000
Bachelor Bachelor Geographers $74,000
Doctorate Doctorate Geography Teachers, Postsecondary $76,000
Bachelor Bachelor Health Educators $53,000
Master Master Healthcare Social Workers $53,000
Master Master Historians $55,000
Master Master Industrial-Organizational Psychologists $82,000
Master Master Marriage and Family Therapists $49,000
Bachelor Bachelor Medical and Health Services Managers $96,000
Bachelor Bachelor Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers $42,000
Master Master Mental Health Counselors $42,000
Doctorate Doctorate Political Science Teachers, Postsecondary $79,000
Master Master Political Scientists $114,000
Bachelor Bachelor Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists $50,000
Master Master Psychologists, All Other $95,000
Doctorate Doctorate Psychology Teachers, Postsecondary $73,000
Master Master Rehabilitation Counselors $34,000
Bachelor Bachelor Social and Community Service Managers $64,000
HS/GED Certificate** Social and Human Service Assistants $31,000
Doctorate Doctorate Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other $70,000
Bachelor Bachelor Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other $77,000
Bachelor Bachelor Social Workers, All Other $60,000
Master Master Sociologists $79,000
Doctorate Doctorate Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary $71,000
Bachelor Bachelor Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors $41,000
Master Master Survey Researchers $54,000
Master Master Urban and Regional Planners $70,000


About the Author: Jenny Jones has Master's of Science in Mathematics and an MBA. Her writing stems from her research as a TAACCCT grant data analyst and her passion for empowering individuals to greater intellectual heights through life-long learning.