Study human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.

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Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 13
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 0.00 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Thinking Creatively

Plan social sciences research
Develop public policies, procedures, or standards
Develop evaluation instrument or objectives
Develop methods of social or economic research
Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws
Write research or project grant proposals
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables

Getting Information

Research social issues
Identify interrelationships among social statistics or indicators
Identify interrelationships among individuals or social groups
Collect psychological or social sciences related data
Conduct field research
Collect statistical data
Conduct interviews to gather scientific or research based information
Collect information from people through observation, interviews, or surveys
Conduct organizational studies
Collect personal information

Analyzing Data or Information

Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze social or economic data
Interpret charts or tables for social or economic research
Interpret research or operational data

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Direct implementation of new procedures, policies, or programs
Supervise scientific or technical personnel
Supervise scientific or research based personnel
Coordinate cross-disciplinary research programs
Direct research or investigative studies associated with social or cultural behavior

Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others

Write scholarly or technical research documents
Conduct scientific or research related presentations
Recommend further study or action based on research data
Provide expert testimony

Equal Opportunity is the Law. (La Igualdad De Oportunidad Es La Ley.)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.