If you like to do any of the following, a career in social studies might be right for you!
Read the newspaper
Watch the History Channel
Discuss or debate ideas
Keep up on current events
Be a leader
Help those less fortunate
Discuss politics learn about past events
Read magazines like Newsweek and Time
Social Studies Subjects
Studying social studies helps us understand who we are. Social studies course look at how people have lived and interacted in the past, and how we live and interact today.
A wide variety of subjects fall under the heading of Social Studies. Below is a partial listing of Social Studies subjects, along with a brief description of each subject’s focus.
Anthropology - the origin and behavior of man
Archaeology – artifacts from past cultures
Comparative Religion – world religions
Criminal Justice – crime and law enforcement
Economics – commerce, wealth, and money
Geography – the earth’s surface
History – past events
Philosophy – beliefs about ourselves and our universe
Political Science – government
Psychology – the human mind and behavior
Sociology– society and social behaviors
Urban Planning – community development
Social Studies Careers
Careers in Criminal Justice
Attorney Customs agent Corrections officer Police officer Criminologist Probation officer
Careers in Economics
Banker Business manager Economist Financial analyst Insurance agent Stockbroker
Careers in Geography
Cartographer Conservationist GIS specialist Meteorologist Outdoor guide Park ranger
Careers in Political Science
Attorney Campaign worker City planner Lobbyist Political commentator Politician
Careers in Psychology
Child psychologist Clinical psychologist Developmental psychologist Forensic psychologist School psychologist Sports psychologist
Careers in Sociology
Children’s services worker Probation officer Family counselor Community social worker School social worker Substance abuse counselor
More Social Studies Careers
Social studies provides a solid background for a number of careers for you to consider.
Court officer crime scene investigator
Labor relations specialist
Mental health counselor
Peace Corps volunteer
Public health worker
Public relations specialist
Real estate agent
For information on the careers in this InfoGuide, visit www.bls.gov/ooh.
Social Studies Fun Facts
The rings on the Olympic flag are red, black, blue, green, and yellow (on a white background). These colors were chosen because the flag of every nation on the earth has at least of these colors.
When armored knights rode past their king, they raised their visors to identify themselves. This is how the military salute began.
Until 1796, there was a state in the United States called Franklin. Today it’s known as Tennessee.
Because the International Date Line runs between Alaska and Russia, you can get on a plane in Russia on Tuesday morning and have lunch in Alaska on Monday.
The Spanish American war was the shortest war in American history. It lasted five months.
Finland has more islands than any other country in the world - 179,584.
Bears are cautious animals. Bulls “charge ahead.” When stock prices are falling, we are said to be in a “bear market”. When stock prices are rising, we are said to be in a “bull market”.
Sand dunes in the Sahara desert can reach 600 feet.
WOODBURN PRESS Career InfoGuide Careers in Social Studies – Item 605 www.woodburnpress.com Copyrighted Material 2015 Edition