Careers in Sociology

Careers for which a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology is useful:

  • social services – in rehabilitation, case management, group work with youth or the elderly, recreation, or administration
  • community work – in fund-raising for social service organizations, nonprofits, child-care or community development agencies, or environmental groups
  • corrections – in probation, parole, or other criminal justice work
  • business – in advertising, marketing and consumer research, insurance, real estate, personnel work, training, or sales
  • college settings – in admissions, alumni relations, or placement offices
  • health services – rehabilitation counseling, health planning, hospital admissions, and insurance companies
  • publishing, journalism, and public relations – in writing, research, and editing
  • government services – in federal, state, and local government jobs in such areas as transportation, housing, agriculture, and labor
  • teaching – in elementary and secondary schools, in conjunction with appropriate teacher certification

Source: American Sociological Association

Potential Employers for Graduates and Post-Graduate Degrees:

Government Agencies, Social Service Agencies, Non-Profit Organizations, Law Enforcement Agencies, Health Care, Industry, Business, Law, Military, Marketing Firms, Schools, Colleges, Universities, and many others.