Careers in Sociology
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree In
What jobs are available?
Social science analysis, Demography/planning, Social statistics, Program development, Policy analysis, Evaluation research, Teaching, Alumni relations, Placement office, Counseling, Advocacy, Mental health services, Social services, Corrections, Rehabilitation, Law enforcement, Judiciary, Personnel/training, Administration, Sales, Insurance, Consumer research, Real estate, Marketing, Management, and Advertising.
Who employs Sociologists?
- Hospitals and nursing homes
- Adoption and child care agencies
- Religious or private social service organizations
- Advocacy groups
- Federal, state, and local governments
- Law enforcement and prisons
- Court systems
- Human resource departments
- Businesses and consulting firms
- Insurance and real estate companies
- Colleges and universities
- Companies and organizations doing demographic forecasting, regional planning and population studies
Good skills or traits for Sociologists:
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Ability to think logically and methodically.
- Willing to help others.
- Objectivity, open-mindedness, and systematic work habits.
- Computer, communication networking and e-mail skills.
Special training, degrees or experience I may need:
- B.A. requires a foreign language, the B.S. requires 6 extra hours of electives.
- Do an internship, co-op or volunteer work in the field.
- The Bachelor's degree gives access to many different kinds of entry-level jobs like: research assistant, administrative aide, or management or sales trainee.
- A graduate degree in a specialty is needed for advancement.
- Training in statistics and mathematics is essential for most social scientists.
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