Sociology

Many occupations today require a college educated individual who can write and speak well, solve problems, learn new information quickly and work well with others on a team. This means that college graduates use their education in a wide variety of fields, and your future career may relate more to your personal career interests, work values and transferable skills than any specific academic major. However, the following list contains a representative sample of current job titles of former Sociology majors. Use this as an idea list, and remember that it represents some, but certainly not all, of the careers you might consider.

Students obtaining employment immediately upon graduation are usually those with the best college records and a willingness to relocate to find a job. Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelor's degree.

Related Career Titles for Sociology Majors

Administrative Assistant  Criminologist  Marriage and Family Therapist  Reporter 
Admissions Counselor  Data Analyst  Medical Social Worker  Research Assistant 
Adoption Agent  Day Care Worker  Mental Health Agent  Researcher 
Advertising Manager  Delinquency Counselor  Motivational Speaker  Resident Assistant 
Aging Specialist  Demographic Analyst  News Correspondent  Retail Salesperson 
Alcohol and Drug Case Worker  Dietitian  Nutritionist  Sales Representative 
Budget Analyst  Editor  Parole Officer  School Counselor 
Career Services Counselor  Family Guidance Clinic Worker  Peace Corps/VISTA Worker  Secret Service Agent 
Case Aid Worker  Family Preservation Case Worker  Penologist  Shipping Operations Manager 
Child Welfare Officer  Family Services Specialist  Personnel Interviewer  Social Movements Organizer 
Civil Engineer  Financial Aid Director  Personnel Specialist  Social Scientist 
City Planner  Foster Care Worker  Political Systems Researcher  Social Welfare Examiner 
Clergy  Fund-raiser/Development Officer  Population Specialist  Social Worker 
Community Relations Director  Gerontologist  Probation Officer  Systems and Programming Specialist
Community Service Agency Worker  Government Worker  Professor  Teacher 
Compensation/Benefits Worker  Group Therapist  Program Director  Technical Writer 
Congressional Aid  Health Care Worker  Public Administrator  Teller 
Consultant  Hospital Administrator  Public Health Educator  Therapy Aid 
Consumer Advocate  Human Resources Administrator  Public Health Statistician  Trainer 
Consumer Survey Advisor  Human Services Worker  Public Opinion Surveyor  Unit Secretary 
Convention Organizer  Independent Living Trainer  Public Relations Specialist  Urban Planner 
Cooperative Extension Agent  Insurance Agent/Broker  Public Service Worker  Veterans Affairs Specialist 
Correctional Case Worker Job Analyst  Recreation Director  Welfare Counselor 
Corrections Officer  Labor Relations Representative  Recreation Therapist  Writer/Author 
Cottage Parent  Marketing Research Analyst  Rehabilitation Counselor   

Sociology Websites

Careers in Sociology

Resources for Careers with Social Change, Nonprofit & Public Policy Organizations

Careers in Sociology

The SocioWeb-Guide to Sociological Resources on the Internet

Sociology-WWW Virtual Library

American Sociological Association Employment Bulletin

American Sociological Association Employment Links

American Sociological Association

Becoming An Applied Sociologist

Social Workers:  Occupation Guide

National Association of Social Workers

The New Social Worker Online

Careers in Social Work

Saludos Web: Careers-Employment-Culture

Social Work and Social Services Jobs Online

Internet Resources for the Social Sciences

Action Without Borders-Non Profit Organizations and Opportunities

Occupational Outlook Handbook