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Social Science Degrees and Programs Offered in New York (NY)

Social science degrees in New York qualify graduates to fill important service and social research positions within both the government and private sectors. Most social science graduates work in positions that focus efforts to meet the needs of those qualifying for various governmental or private assistance. Some deal with statistical data for research and projection purposes.

Students earn social science degrees in NY from both campus-based and online colleges and universities. Commonly earned degrees include associates, bachelor's, and master's degrees.

Social science degrees in New York: Prepare for helping careers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, social science degree holders in May 2009 were employed in these representative positions and were paid these mean annual wages:

  • Sociologists, $83,850
  • Social scientists and related workers, $68,430
  • Social and community service managers, $76,520
  • Social workers, $52,340
  • Community and social service specialists, $44,860

The annual mean income in New York State for all occupations and educational achievement levels in May 2009 was $50,790.

Social service positions in New York are expected to grow faster than other occupations in New York in the decade covering 2008 through 2018, especially for those positions directly related to the aging population. Most social science jobs are in metropolitan and urban areas.