What can I do with my SOCIOLOGY degree?

What can I do with my SOCIOLOGY degree?

Employers of Sociology Majors

  • Advocacy Groups
  • Federal, State & Local Government
  • United Way Agencies
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Religious Service Organizations
  • Adoption & Child Care Agencies
  • Nursing Homes
  • Hospitals
  • Corrections Institutions
  • Court Systems
  • Private Social Service Organizations
  • Health Agencies and Social Service Firms
  • Consulting Firms
  • Companies Compiling Demographic Data or Forecasting and Population Studies
  • Private Research Firms

Related Occupations for Sociology Majors

Some of these occupations may require additional education at Graduate or Professional schools. For information on qualifications and career specifics consult the Occupational Outlook Handbook or other career resources. Also, take advantage of career counseling offered by the Center for Student Excellence.

Admissions Counselor Marriage & Family Therapist
Adoption Agent Medical Social Worker
Advocate Mental Health Agent
Aging Specialist Motivational Speaker
Career Services Counselor Parole Officer
Case Worker Peace Corps/VISTA Worker
Child Welfare Officer Penolgist
Clergy Personnel Specialist
Community Relations Director Population Specialist
Criminologist Probation Officer
Day Care Worker Research Assistant
Delinquency Counselor Researcher
Demographic Analyst School Counselor
Family Guidance Clinic Worker Social Scientist
Family Preservation Case Worker Social Welfare Examiner
Foster Care Worker Teacher
Gerontologist Trainer
Health Care Worker  

Preparing for a Job in Sociology

  1. Prepare to obtain advanced degree
  2. Develop good communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Acquire related experience through volunteer, part-time or summer work in mental health agencies, advocacy groups, social service programs, etc.
  4. Develop skills in research and statistical applications.
  5. Take courses in areas of interest such as personnel management, public speaking, labor relations, industrial relations, etc.
Program Overview   Contact Information
Sociology   Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice
    College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
    On Campus: Fayard Hall, Room356C
    Telephone: (985) 549-5964
    E-mail: mriedel@selu.edu

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