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What can I do with a degree in Sociology?

Careers in Sociology

  • Community Work: Fund-raising, planning, and development for social service organizations, nonprofits, child-care or community development agencies, or environmental groups.
  • Social Services: Rehabilitation, case management, group work with youth or the elderly, recreation, or administration.
  • Criminal Justice: Law enforcement, probation, parole, or other criminal justice work.
  • Government Services: Federal, state, and local government jobs in such areas as transportation, housing, agriculture, equal opportunity, and labor-management relations.
  • Business: Advertising, marketing and consumer research, insurance, real estate, personnel work, training, or sales.
  • College Settings: Admissions, alumni relations, residential life, or placement offices.
  • Health Services: Family planning, substance abuse, rehabilitation counseling, health planning, hospital admissions, and insurance companies.
  • Publishing, Journalism, and Public Relations: Writing, research, and editing.
  • Foundation for Graduate Studies in Sociology, Women’s Studies, African American Studies, Criminology/Criminal Justice, Law, and other areas of masters and doctoral work.
  • Many Other Occupations which require an understanding of diversity, research methods and statistics as well as public speaking skills, program evaluation, critical thinking skills, and problem solving techniques.

Source:  American Sociological Association (2006).Job Prospects for the BA Graduate. Online at http://www.asanet.org/page.ww?section=Careers+and+Jobs&name=Careers+in+Sociology.

You might want to check out the resource materials compiled by the American Sociological Association on Careers in Sociology.