Careers with Sociology major

via Flickr User BlixtAs a sociology student you’ve learned to and glimpse at what lurks behind the exterior of society. Looking closely at the development and creation of social institutions as well as the actors and agents within them, sociologists study to understand the greater, macrocosmic patterns of society as well as the microcosmic occurrences of everyday life that take place in society and which work to define us all as individuals. You’ve studied a lot about how society works, how it constructs social beings, where power comes from, and how it’s maintained. Now it’s time to apply it in practice, not simply in theory.

Entry Level Job Guide for Sociology Majors

  1. About the Sociology Major
  2. Skills Developed in the Sociology Major
  3. Related Valuable Job Skills for Sociology Majors
  4. Entry Level Jobs Well-Suited for Sociology Majors
  5. Other Possible Career Paths for Sociology Majors
  6. Things a Sociology Major Should Learn and Do
  7. Other Areas You May Be Interested In
  8. External Resources

via Flickr User George RexAbout the Sociology Major

In 2010, Sociology undergraduates totaled about 173, 000 of the 1, 650, 000 given, about 9.5%. As a general trend, the number of sociology majors has increased since the 1970’s. Surveys indicate that the vast majority of sociology undergraduates choose to directly enter the work force rather than attend some form of graduate school. Of those working full time, about 25% were in social service and counseling positions, the next largest share applying their education to positions in administrative support and management.

Skills Developed In the Sociology Major

Sociology is a multi-faceted discipline that involves social theory and analysis of social movements on both a quantitative and qualitative level. As a sociology major, you’ve likely read some ethnographies of particular individuals that authors feel are descriptive of greater social schema, considered statistical tables of data, and studied theories of the ways in which current power structures came into being.

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  • Józef Chałasiński (1904-1979) was a Polish sociologist.
    He studied at the University of Poznań under the famous Polish sociologist, Florian Znaniecki, gaining a PhD in 1927. He joined the faculty of the University of Warsaw in 1935. Since 1945 he became involved with the University of Łódź (from which he received an honorary doctorate). Member...

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