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What can I do with a degree in Sociology?

You will be seeking employment in an ever changing, increasingly global, and technology driven workplace. A successful candidate in this environment needs a core set of skills and abilities that can be applied in a wide range of job settings. A sociology major equips you with the skills and knowledge sets that are sought after by employers. You will be trained to think critically, analyze, and solve problems, work in teams that foster cooperation, communication, and creativity. You will work with diverse communities to foster a sense of multiculturism and inclusivity.    

A degree in sociology helps you develop the skills you need for a successful 21st-century career. As a sociology graduate, you have a foundation for better understanding and engaging with the changing world. Given the scope and breadth of the field, employment opportunities are plenty. Following are some areas of employment:

SOCIAL SERVICES
•    Rehabilitation
•    Case Management
•    Child and Youth Services
•    Recreation
•    Administration

COUNSELING AND THERAPY
•    Alcohol and Substance Abuse
•    Marriage and Family Therapy
•    Mental Health Therapy

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
•    Paralegal
•    Government
•    Business

HEALTH CARE INDUSTRY
•    Community Health Worker
•    Substance Abuse Education
•    Rehabilitation counseling
•    Hospital admissions
•    Insurance industry

HIGHER EDUCATION
•    Admissions
•    Advising
•    Alumni relations
•    Administrative support

A recent survey of Sociology graduates conducted by the American Sociological Association (ASA) stated that students found employment in the following sectors as well.

BUSINESS
•    Diversity Trainer
•    Public Relations
•    Marketing and Sales
•    Consumer Research
•    Human Resources
•    Insurance
•    Real Estate
•    Entrepreneurship
•    Leadership & Management

CRIMINAL JUSTICE
•    Law enforcement
•    Probation and Parole Administration
•    Investigations
•    Judicial Affairs
•    Attorney
•    Paralegal
•    Social Work
•    Local, State, Federal Agencies

TEACHING
•    Elementary
•    Secondary
•    Special Education
•    Teaching English as a second language

PUBLISHING
•    Professional Writing
•    Research
•    Editing
•    Journalism
•    Social Media

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