Other professional occupations in social science

Other professional occupations in social science

NOC
4169

- Other professional occupations in social science, n.e.c.

Include anthropologists, archaeologists, geographers, historians, linguists, political scientists, sociologists and other professional occupations in social science not elsewhere classified.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

9
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$48,724
 

Typically Required

University

Employed

94
 

% Working Full Time

89%
 

% Working Full Year

78%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

This unit group includes anthropologists, archaeologists, geographers, historians, linguists, political scientists, sociologists and other professional occupations in social science not elsewhere classified. They are employed in universities and throughout the public and private sectors.

Main Duties

The following is a summary of main duties for some occupations in this unit group:

  • Anthropologists conduct studies of the origin, development and functioning of human societies and cultures and of human evolution, changing physical characteristics and geographical distribution.
  • Archaeologists study artifacts (objects and structures) to reconstruct past economic, social, political and intellectual life.
  • Geographers study and analyse the spatial distribution and interrelationship of physical, biological, cultural and social patterns.
  • Historians conduct research into one or more phases or aspects of past human activity and interpret and document findings.
  • Linguists study the origin, structure and development of languages and apply linguistic theory to problems in teaching, translation and communications.
  • Political scientists conduct research into the theory, origin, development, interrelationships and functioning of political institutions, political movements and individual political behaviour.
  • Psychometricians develop psychological tests, scales and measures, and may administer or apply and interpret such tests, scales and measures. Psychometrists administer and score psychological tests, usually under the supervision of a registered psychologist.
  • Sociologists study the development, structure, social patterns and interrelationships of human society.

Other social science professionals included in this group specialize in particular areas of social sciences and humanities disciplines. These include criminologists (specialists in the study of crime and criminals), gerontologists (specialists in the phenomena and problems of ageing), graphoanalysts (specialists in handwriting analysis) and others.
Specialization usually exists within each of these occupations.

Also Known As

  • anthropologist
  • archaeologist
  • geographer
  • gerontologist
  • historian
  • linguist
  • political scientist
  • psychometrist
  • sociologist
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • A master's or doctoral degree in the discipline is usually required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

35.3%
Female
64.7%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

11.8%
15-24
17.7%
25-34
23.5%
35-44
29.4%
45-54
0.0%
55-64
17.7%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

Data legend

0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
0.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
0.0%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
100.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

27.3%
Professional, scientific and technical services
18.2%
Public administration
13.6%
Educational services
40.9%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

Data legend

18.80%
Northeast
31.30%
Southeast
0.00%
Southwest
50.00%
Central
0.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

N/A
Northeast
N/A
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
$51,665
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$48,724

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$55,007

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$48,724

Newfoundland

$63,100

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$39,968

Canada

$48,651
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

9
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

10
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

34
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

33