EWeek has a post, “There Will Be Web Jobs for Social Scientists,” that summarizes a report on future prospects for social science majors. The report comes from Gartner, a technology analyst firm, and is titled, “Social Science Meets Technology in Next-Generation Jobs” (a press release from Gartner summarizing the paper is available here). They quote Gartner vice president Kathy Harris as saying:

Many of the needed technical capabilities originate in the social sciences and are aimed at usability and adoption of technology-related business services. . . . These capabilities embody the notion of ‘action at the interface’ between the enterprise and its markets or between business management and technology management.

They identify four key areas of expected need: Web user experience roles, Behavioral analysis roles, Information specialists, and Digital lifestyle experts. They provide more details on each in the press release.

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