Sociology is a valuable preparation for many different employment settings, but if you want to practice sociology in the workplace, a graduate degree such as a masters or doctorate will be required. Sociologists with graduate degrees usually seek employment in education, research, data and social network analysis, public policy, social services, public health, non-profit and government organizations.

A degree in sociology prepares students to pursue further studies in law, criminal and administrative justice careers, social work, counseling, and public health.

Those that earn a bachelors degree and enter the workplace, more on the job training will be necessary depending on the job responsibilities in a variety of industries ranging from business and sales, mental health, social and human services, government agencies, administrative positions in healthcare, education, human resources, and a multitude of positions from entry level to management in non-profit and corporate organizations.

Sociology students are trained in critical and analytical thinking with an emphasis on diversity, social justice, organizational knowledge, human interaction and communication. These skills are valuable in any position involving social networks and group dynamics.

The American Sociological Association published a report on the overall satisfaction of sociology graduates with the sociology major. "Sociology is not typically associated with a direct career path, however, this research brief demonstrates that many sociology graduates are satisfied with what the major provides them post-graduation" (ASA, 2014).

Download the report click here.
More about careers for sociology majors click here.

The Transfer and Career Services Center assists students with career decisions and resources including career assessment, exploration, and job search.

Career Center Services
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You can explore some of these resources or make an appointment: (909) 384-4410 or stop by the Center at ADSS-203.