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Social and Humanities Scientists

Social and humanities scientists study and analyse human behaviour and the origin, structure and characteristics of language; undertake research in areas such as sociology, economics, politics, archaeology, history, philosophy, literature, the arts; organise the collection of qualitative and quantitative information, and perform subsequent analyses.

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Average Salary

£31835

New workers start around £19747. Normal pay is £31835 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £56129.

Jobs

1014

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Addresses conferences and publishes articles detailing the methodology and results of research undertaken.
  • Undertakes analyses of data, presents results of research to sponsors, the media and other interested organisations.
  • Administers questionnaires, carries out interviews, organises focus groups and implements other social research tools.
  • Identifies, compiles and analyses economic, demographic, legal, political, social and other data to address research objectives.
  • Traces the evolution of word and language forms, compares grammatical structures and analyses the relationships between ancient, parent and modern languages.
  • Undertakes research across the humanities that furthers understanding of human culture and creativity.
  • Studies society and the manner in which people behave and impact upon the world.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Reading Comprehension

    93

  • Writing

    90

  • Critical Thinking

    90

  • Active Listening

    88

  • Active Learning

    84

  • Speaking

    81

  • Science

    80

  • Learning Strategies

    78

  • Mathematics

    74

  • Monitoring

    72

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