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.