Life, Physical, & Social Sciences
Employment of life, physical, and social science occupations is projected to grow 10 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations, which will result in about 124,800 new jobs. Increasing demand for expertise in the sciences, particularly in occupations involved in biomedical research, psychology, energy management, and environmental protection, is projected to result in employment growth.
The median annual wage for life, physical, and social science occupations was $64,510 in May 2017, which was higher than the median wage for all occupations of $37,690.
Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Life, Physical, and Social Science Occupations, on the Internet at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/home.htm