A Career in Sociology

A career in sociology usually requires a bachelor's degree, and one of the benefits of studying sociology is the wide variety of career paths it provides in business and industry, education, health care and government . Students interested in pursuing a degeee in sociology will be well prepared for entry level positions in gerontology, human and social services, qualitative and quantitative research, community relations and criminal justice, and with advanced training, careers in the fields of higher education, law, political science, psychology and social work.

Some potential career choices are:

  • Case Worker
  • Community Organizer
  • Counselor
  • Eldercare Specialist
  • Family Services Specialist
  • Researcher
  • Social Worker
  • Youth Worker

On the Web

These websites provide additional information on careers for individuals interested in pursuing a degree in sociology:

American Sociological Association
Careers in Aging
Gerontological Society of America
National Association of Social Workers
Social Science Research Council
Social Worker Jobs
Connecticut Department of Labor, Labor Market Information
United States, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Last Update: March 07 2012
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