The average social psychology major position is expected to grow 6.4 percent in 2019, according to a new report from the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
The number of positions in social psychology has also risen over the past three years, to 3,073 positions.
Job openings in social sciences and related fields grew 9.5 percent last year, the report says.
It said the number of social psychology jobs in 2019 could reach about 7.7 million.
The increase in jobs in social science is partly due to a rise in demand for social psychology graduates, who are more likely to be employed in research or business-related jobs.
The demand for graduates in social studies has been growing steadily in recent years.
Last year, a record 7,700 students applied for jobs in a field related to social psychology, according the report.
A new job market has also been emerging in social and behavioral sciences.
Demand for social psychologists in the behavioral sciences has increased nearly fourfold in the past decade, from 2,939 positions in 2001 to 17,078 positions in 2019.
The report predicts that the number and growth of social psychologists positions will grow at least another 3.2 percent annually.
Source: The Wall St Journal