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2019-2020 Catalog

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Social Science

Career Information

Social scientists are involved with solving many of the world’s biggest issues, such as violent crime, alternative energy, and cyber security. They have had profound effects on every part of society. Social scientists are also in great demand in the business world. Companies around the world are often desperate to gain the type of deeper understanding of their customers that social scientists are able to provide. Social scientists have the skills to see the world as others do, as well as find data that others may have missed.

Job samples:

Salaries vary depending upon experience, training and expertise. These are samples of median salaries in this industry sector.

High school diploma and equivalent

Correctional Officer

A correctional officer supervises the daily activities of inmates, ensuring that inmates obey the rules. They must also ensure the whereabouts of all inmates at all times.

2020 Annual Median Salary … $45,000

Associate’s Degree


Paralegals handle a broad range of administrative and research duties under the supervision of attorneys.

2020 Annual Meridian Salary ……. $74,000

Bachelor’s Degree

Social Worker

Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. They help with a wide range of situations, such as adopting a child or being diagnosed with a terminal illness.

2020 Annual Median Salary …. $58,000