Careers in Sociology
Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science Degree In
Sociology

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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