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What can I do with a degree in Sociology?

The great thing about sociology degrees is that there are so many options available upon graduation. Sociology offers you a background in research design, data analysis, statistics, and sociological concepts. With this strong set of skills you can look for positions in research, policy analysis, program evaluation, and other social science-oriented jobs. Additionally, you’ll be well prepared to further your education in graduate school.

Areas of Work for Sociology Majors

There are many different jobs available for sociology majors within different areas of work. The following are some industries a sociology major could work in, as well as possible job positions:

Human Services: Counseling / Case Management / Advocacy / Mental Health Services / Programming / Administration

Criminal Justice: Corrections / Rehabilitation / Law Enforcement / Judiciary

Education: Teaching / Research

Government: Social Statistics / Demography / Public Administration / Policy Analysis / Research / Program Development / Human Services / City Planning / Law Enforcement

Social Science Research: Research / Data Analysis / Demography / Market Research / Information Sourcing

Business: Human Resources / Management / Sales / Marketing / Public Relations / Office Administration

Career Opportunities as a Sociologist

There are also job opportunities working as a sociologist, studying human society and social behavior, or studying various social, religious, political, and business organizations. Typically jobs as sociologists require a higher level of education. The following are the most lucrative industries for a sociologist as marked by The Bureau of Labor Statistics. 

  1. Scientific Research and Development Services
  2. Colleges, Universities, and Professional Schools
  3. Management, Scientific, and Technical Consulting Services
  4. Local Government (OES Designation)
  5. State Government (OES Designation)
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