Careers with Sociology

Many sociology majors find

The knowledge developed through a sociology degree can be useful in a variety of careers...

Job options

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

Jobs where your degree would be useful include:

Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates with any degree subject, so don't restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here. To find out what jobs would suit you, login to My Prospects.

Work experience

Practical skills and work experience are typically highly valued by employers in all careers. For some posts, a postgraduate qualification is also needed.

Part-time and voluntary opportunities can be combined with your course or job in order to gain experience. These include opportunities in schools, community education and social-work departments or with groups including young people, victims of crime or homeless people.

Think about the group or environment you are interested in. Narrowing down your preferences allows you to focus your approach to specific employers. For help with this, have a look at the .

Securing work after your degree, with a relevant employer in a temporary or introductory role is worth considering in the short term, in order to gain experience and knowledge of the job. It could open up vacancies that are only advertised to existing staff.

Typical employers

While many sociology graduates enter work in a social or welfare role, others go into a variety of jobs throughout the public and private sector. Some employers include:

  • local and central government;
  • industry;
  • commerce;
  • the NHS;
  • education authorities;
  • further and higher education;
  • charitable, counselling and voluntary organisations.

Opportunities also exist in the Civil Service and graduate management training schemes. Sociology graduates work with a varied and diverse client group.

Find information on employers in charity and voluntary work, public services and administration, social care and other job sectors.

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It's Interesting

  • IPED refers the graduate and undergraduate programs in International Political Economy and Development at Fordham University in The Bronx, New York. The programs combine faculty from the departments of economics, political science, sociology and history and aim at the interdisciplinary study of the global economy. The department is an affiliate...

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