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Occupation Title: Sociologists

Description: 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.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 19-3041

Sample Job Titles: Research Scientist, Research Associate, Social Scientist, Behavioral Scientist, Foundation Program Director, International Health Director (Health Science Administration), Policy Analyst, Research Evaluation Manager, Research Center Director, Research Coordinator

 Salary Chart Conservation Scientists

Estimated Total Employment*
2008: 4,390
2009: 4,430
2010: 3,710
2011: 2,830
2012: 2,340

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 1,800
Projected Growth (2010-2020): 10-19%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

Suggested citation: Association of American Geographers, Jobs & Careers Website, Salary Data and Trends, http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/salary_data_and_trends_overview (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).