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Why Sociology?

Out of hundreds of professions, Sociology was 24th in Money Magazine's top 100 professions. Sociology's high rating was assessed through considering median annual earnings, growth of the profession, job security, prestige and stress.

Persons with sociology degrees have received a well-rounded liberal arts education. They have learned basics of research as well as how to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. And, sociologists are experts in understanding society and the interactions of individuals. This training makes sociologists qualified candidates for jobs in business and with the government. 

Bachelor level sociologists have jobs:

  • in business (human relations, sales, advertising and management) 
  • as market researchers 
  • as researchers for the government (census and other) 
  • in state and private employment agencies 
  • in other assistance agencies (gerontology, criminal justice, rehabilitation, case management, children's services, family planning, substance abuse programs, Red Cross, F.E.M.A.) 

Sociology also provides excellent preparation for graduate school in the fields of:

  • law 
  • counseling (psychology, sociology, counselor education, M.S.W.) 
  • religion (seminary training for the ministry) 
  • business (M.B.A.) 
  • sociology (teaching or research) 

The bonus is that sociology is personally interesting since we study aspects of everyday life like the family, relationships between men and women, work, and religion. 

Careers in Sociology
  • Activity Leader
  • Admissions Evaluator
  • Biographer
  • Care Manager
  • Case Worker
  • Child Care Worker
  • City Manger
  • Community Services Specialist
  • Community Support Clinician
  • Consultant
  • Counseling Coordinator
  • Criminologist
  • Demographer
  • Department Head/College
  • Educator
  • Environmental Organizer
  • Family Counselor
  • Fund Raising Assistant Director
  • Gerontologist
  • Historian
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Housing Coordinator
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Medical Records Worker
  • Mental Retardation and Mental Health Counselor
  • Occupational Career Counselor
  • Parent Counselor/Educator  
  • Preventions Counselor
  • Project Manager
  • Program Coordinator
  • Program Director/Manager
  • Public Administrator/Assistance Worker
  • Public Health Supervisor
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Recreation Worker
  • Research Assistant
  • Rural Health Outreach Worker
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Survey Worker
  • Women’s Counselor
  • Youth Specialist