With a degree in sociology, you can work for the government, do research and analyze data or even teach. You're learning important problem-solving, critical thinking and reasoning skills that you'll use in several different careers. With your degree, you'll be ready to work in any field that deals with groups or people.
This is a career working in community organizations or social service agencies. In this field, you'll find plenty of jobs in labor, politics, criminal areas, law, recreation and family-related areas. If you're interested, it's a good idea to start volunteering with an organization now to gain experience and continue learning outside your sociology classes.
|Social & Human Services Assistant||Social & Community Service Manager|
|Crisis Intervention Social Worker||Employment Specialist|
|Community Health Educator||Religious Activity & Education Director|
|Community & Social Service Specialist||Family Services Social Worker|
|Child & School Social Worker||Medical & Public Health Social Worker|
|Childcare Specialist||Substance Abuse Social Worker|
|Home Health Aid|
Do you like numbers and enjoy doing research? With your degree in sociology, you can work in business, the government, libraries, non-profit, publishing or a research center. You'll collect and analyze population statistics to look at birth rates, marriage rates and deaths rates. You could also do demographic research, surveys and experiments to study the population and trends.
|Research Director||Social Science Research Associate|
|Social Survey Director||Data Analyst|
|Principle Investigator||Social Science Analyst|
|Policy Analyst||Survey Research Technician|
There are several areas of the government that focus on social life and changes in behavior. You can work in departments such as housing, urban development, defense, agriculture, commerce, transportation, education, energy and more. You can also work in your city at the municipal level, township level, school district or other boards and authorities.
|Customs Inspector||Personnel Management Specialist|
|Employee Development Specialist||Position Classification Specialist|
|Human Rights Worker||Program Specialist|
|Intelligence Research Specialist||Social Science Research Writer|
|Legislative Aid||Policy Analyst|
|Management analyst||Peace Corps Volunteer|
|Juvenile Court Worker||Program Developer|
In human resources, you'll work to maintain an organization's positive environment, solve problems, lead training and more. Human resources work is a combination of human interactions and administration. You may also manage data, administrative tasks and public presentations.
|Affirmative Action Coordinator||Employee Interviewer|
|Occupational Analyst||Compensation Manager|
|Employee Development Specialist||Employee Benefits Manager|
|Job Classification Specialist||Recreation Specialist|
|Employee Welfare Office Manager||Labor Relations Manager|