It depends on how you utilise it. If you pick subjects wisely and combine with your interest and job requirements, you can secure good jobs. You can consider numerous careers after taking humanities and social sciences such as:
Teaching - get a B.Ed. degree first or clear NET/Ph.D.
Government jobs - clear UPSC, SSC exams, assistant, accountant and other competitive exams
Railways/PSUs etc. - clear related exams
Banking - appear in banking exams for PO, Clerk and other posts
Advertisement/Public Relations - work as trainee intern first
Media - get degree in Media/Mass Communication/Journalism
Legal Studies - Get bachelor degree in Law or related courses
Hospitality/Tourism - get degree/training in related field
Administration/ Management/Secretarial Practice - get required qualification and training
Archaeologist/Historian/Economist/Statistician - get master degree and higher qualification in related field
Other fields like geography, anthropology, psychology, sociology, politics, development studies, library and information science, etc.
Choose the subjects you like, learn and enhance knowledge, score well, and add on related skills to increase employability for that you can do some career or market oriented courses or join practical/field training parallel to your studies.
[Answered on June 10, 2014]