Social Science and Studies

Social science is focused on understanding the relationship of the individual to society. Social scientists work as anthropologists, consumer analysts, educators and government or private sector workers. To learn more about pursuing studies in this field as well as career options, read on.

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The social sciences or social studies are broad areas of knowledge that investigate how people interact within a society. Common core skills for social scientists involve the ability to analyze social-personal interactions, conduct quantitative or qualitative research and communicate one's findings. Social scientists work at all levels of local, state and federal government; in the primary, secondary and postsecondary educational systems; in private practice; and for private-sector corporations.

In the social sciences field, common career paths may include anthropology, market research or social psychology. Anthropologists investigate how a person's culture influences his or her behavior, while market researchers examine how purchasing habits are affected by a person's place in society. Social psychologists explore how individuals function within the social context. If this type of work appeals to you, review the following Study.com resources to further explore your options.

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