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Careers in Sociology

What can I do with a degree in sociology?

  • Social Services - in rehabilitation, case management, group work with youth or the elderly, recreation or administration 
  • Community work - In fundraising for social service organizations, nonprofits, childcare or community development agencies, or environmental groups 
  • Corrections - In probation, parole, or other criminal justice work 
  • Business - In advertising, marketing and consumer research, insurance, real estate, personnel work, training, or sales 
  • College settings - In admissions, alumni relations, or placement offices 
  • Health services - In family planning, substance abuse, rehabilitation, counseling, health planning, hospital admissions, and insurance companies 
  • Publishing, journalism, and public relations - In writing, research, and editing 
  • Government services - In federal, state, and local government jobs in such areas as transportation, housing, agriculture, and labor 
  • Teaching - In elementary and secondary schools, in conjunction with appropriate teacher certification

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