If you’re interested in a career in social sciences, you can find your fit in the federal government. Federal positions in social sciences include community planners, economists, social workers and psychologists.


For example, psychologists at the Department of Veterans Affairs help treat the mental health illnesses of veterans. Civilian sports specialists in the Department of the Army create and manage sports activities for the armed forces, from conducting sport classes to facilities management. This list recognizes only a couple of the numerous federal career opportunities found in the social sciences.





Top Social Sciences Positions by RegionPercentage
South Atlantic31.9%
Pacific West11.7%
West South Central9.1%
East North Central8.7%
Mountain West6.0%
West North Central5.1%
Positions Overseas0.71%