5 Most Fulfilling Jobs for Humanities & Social Sciences Majors

If you love interacting with people and forming meaningful relationships, then a career in Humanities and Social Sciences may be the ideal option for you. From nurturing a young kid’s development to being someone’s comforting listening ear, pursuing this field would result in a fulfilling career with a host of opportunities.

What’s Your Biggest Job Motivation?

  • 69% salary & employee benefits1
  • 57% good work-life balance1
  • 42% after long term job security1

A Snapshot Of Potential Career Paths:

#1 Early Childhood Educator
As an Early Childhood Educator, you will be dedicated to the education of young children and will work with their families to support their children in early developmental stages.
Average Pay: Approx. $28,000/year2


Job Outlook: Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) plans to attract 4000 educators by 20203
Programme To Study: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Childhood Studies and Disability Studies (Top-up)

#2 Counsellor
Depending on the scope of work, counsellors are tasked with varying duties that concern children, adolescents, adults, or families with issues relating to disability, education or career counselling. Counsellors must recognise these issues in order to provide their clients with appropriate support.
Average Pay: Approx. $43,000/year2


Job Outlook: From healthcare to education and defence, counselling opportunities are rising in demand.

Programme To Study: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling and Disability Studies (Top-up)

#3 Social Worker
Social Workers work closely with individuals and families to help solve and cope with different issues in their everyday lives. While challenging, the job is rewarding and meaningful.
Average Pay: Approx. $42,000/year2


Job Outlook: The sector’s manpower is targeted to grow an average of 5% annually4


Programme To Study: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Childhood Studies and Guidance and Counselling (Top-up)

#4 Special Education Teachers
Working in an academic setting, researchers are primarily involved with furthering the field of study and working on research that would add more insight into the current discourse.
Average Pay: Approx. $31,000/year2


Job Outlook: The sector’s manpower is targeted to grow an average of 5% annually4


Programme To Study: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Childhood Studies and Disability Studies (Top-up)

#5 Occupational Therapist
From helping patients to cope with their physical functions to facilitating independent living and improving quality of life, Occupational Therapists essentially focus on educating and adapting the environment so that patients can re-integrate into society more seamlessly.
Average Pay: Approx. $45,000/year2


Job Outlook: The demand for Occupational Therapists is expected to grow by 10% year on year5


Programme To Study: Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Childhood Studies and Disability Studies (Top-up)
  1. Randstad Award 2016: https://www.randstad.com.sg/workforce360/articles/media-release-singaporeans-willing-to-work-longer-hours-despite-wanting-better-work-life-balance-randstad-award-2016
  2. Payscale.com
  3. https://www.ecda.gov.sg/pressreleases/pages/new-manpower-plan-unveiled-to-create-more-rewarding-careers-for-early-childhood-educators.aspx
  4. Social Service Institute: https://www.ssi.sg/Career-in-Social-Service/Career-Information/About-the-Social-Service-Sector 
  5. http://www.healthprofessionals.gov.sg/content/dam/hprof/ahpc/docs/registration%20information/AHPC%20Annual%20Report%202016%20(Final).pdf

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