Social Sciences

Occupational areas and positions include economics, workforce training/development, social work, recreation activities, and public welfare and insurance programs (e.g., unemployment insurance). Also includes intelligence analysis which this study lists under security and protection.

Social Sciences Hiring Projections

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PROFESSIONAL FIELD
Key Occupational Area/Position
# of Employees
as of 9/30/08
Total Hires
FY 2007-08
Projected Hires
FY 2010-12
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency
Criminal Justice 676 103 154
Department of Commerce
Economics 433 57 8
Department of Defense (Excluding Services)
Psychology 44 14 8
Social Work 3 0 0
Department of Health and Human Services
Social Science 1,062 222 461
Department of Justice
Social Science 1,841 88 110
Department of Labor
Economics 1,295 97 336
Unemployment Insurance 72 8 22
Workforce Development 553 66 99
Department of State
Foreign Affairs 1,158 383 257
Department of the Army
Psychology 508 111 187
Social Work 653 268 329
Department of the Navy
Psychology 247 53 55
Social Work 251 67 106
Department of Treasury
Economics 475 110 165
Federal Communications Commission
Economics 54 0 3
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Economics 45 20 44
Federal Trade Commission
Economics 74 14 21
National Science Foundation
Program Director 37 13 20
Office of Personnel Management
Research Psychologist 45 7 5
Social Security Administration
Claims Representative/Authorizer 27,518 2,030 3,500
Social Insurance Administration 27,518 2,030 No data available.
Social Science 40 7 No data available.
United States Air Force
Psychology 134 24 53
Social Work 157 39 78
PROFESSIONAL FIELD
Key Occupational Area/Position
Total Left
FY 2007-08
Average
Age
Retirement
Eligibility
2009
Retirement
Eligibility
FY 2012
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency
Criminal Justice 117 37 32 39
Department of Commerce
Economics 84 43 80 109
Department of Defense (Excluding Services)
Psychology 16 59 10 14
Social Work 0 50 1 1
Department of Health and Human Services
Social Science 181 48 190 209
Department of Justice
Social Science 133 42 135 363
Department of Labor
Economics 215 43 198 269
Unemployment Insurance 10 54 25 31
Workforce Development 109 49 96 142
Department of State
Foreign Affairs 292 43 164 239
Department of the Army
Psychology 85 51 113 190
Social Work 99 50 90 170
Department of the Navy
Psychology 55 48 52 77
Social Work 55 51 37 78
Department of Treasury
Economics No data available. 45 96 138
Federal Communications Commission
Economics 3 54 31 31
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Economics 17 39 3 5
Federal Trade Commission
Economics 17 47 16 22
National Science Foundation
Program Director 11 53 5 6
Office of Personnel Management
Research Psychologist 5 40 6 8
Social Security Administration
Claims Representative/Authorizer 3,474 46 6,882 9,625
Social Insurance Administration 3,474 46 6,882 9,625
Social Science 9 48 17 18
United States Air Force
Psychology 28 47 22 37
Social Work 40 52 32 61
  • Hiring projections for the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency and the Federal Communicatin Commission are Partnership for Public Service projections based on historical hiring data.
  • Economics at the Department of Labor includes 112 Economic Assistants projected to be hired in FY 2010.
  • Workforce Development at the Department of Labor includes Apprenticeship and Training Representative, Veterans' Employment Representative and Workforce Development Specialist.
  • FDIC operates on a Calendar Year basis rather than Fiscal Year. CY 2009 hiring data includes the last quarter 2009 and excludes all non-permanent hires.

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Current Mission-Critical Social Sciences Positions by Agency

Agency Social Sciences Positions
Social Security Administration 55,076
Department of Defense 1,997
Department of Labor 1,920
Department of Justice 1,841
Department of the Army 1,161
Department of State 1,158
Department of Health and Human Services 1,062
Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency 676
Department of the Navy 498
Department of Treasury 475
Department of Commerce 433
United States Air Force 291
Federal Trade Commission 74
Federal Communications Commission 54
Department of Defense (Excluding Services) 47
Office of Personnel Management 45
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation 45
National Science Foundation 37

Percentage of Social Sciences Positions by Region

Source: Fedscope 09/08

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