Sociologist career Options
Students and their parents often ask, "What can you do with a major sociology? If that question is not asked before becoming a major in sociology, it surely is a question as seniors begin their search for a job after graduation. In the pages that follow, we offer you many insights, suggestions, and tips about pursuing a career.
There are many job opportunities for BA graduates in Sociology. The following ideas do not exhaust the possibilities:
- Health and Social Services
- Business and Non-profit Organizations-advertising, marketing, consumer research, insurance, real estate, personnel work or training.
- Community Work-fund raising, social service organizations, child-cared agencies.
- Corrections-probation, parole or other criminal justice work.
- Colleges and Universities-admissions, alumni relations, placement.
- Publishing, computer work and public relations.
- Federal, state and local government jobs--in such areas as transportation, housing, education, agriculture and labor relations.
- Go on to graduate work to teach or do research in sociology and get higher degrees in other areas such as social work, education (teach sociology to kids), public health, business administration and urban planning, not to mention law, medicine and divinity school.
For more information on these and other career ideas write to ASA; request the ASA Publications brochure and/or pamphlets on careers for BAs (see Career Resources below).
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