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.
Work in human services
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.
Work in research and data analysis
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|
Work for the local, state or federal government
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.
Work in human resources
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.