Anthropology and Sociology Careers

BA/BS degree holders who majored in sociology are skilled in areas such as:

  • understanding of diverse populations
  • social problems
  • research methods
  • critical thinking & problem-solving skills
  • written, oral and public presentation communications.

Students who graduate with a sociology degree can take a wide variety of career pathways in both the private and public sectors.  Some of the Careers areas available to Sociology Majors include:  

• Community development and centers
• Environmental organizer
• Family planning and childhood development worker
• Immigration services
• Women’s services
• Labor rights
• Youth program coordinator
• Housing coordinator
• Career counselor
• Public health supervisor
• Substance abuse counselor
• Policy research

• Human rights 
• Policy analyst
• Legislative aide
• Peace corps volunteer
• Personnel coordinator
• Program supervisor and evaluation
• Public administration
• Urban planner
• Case management coordinator
• Community outreach
• Caseworker

• Corrections officer
• Juvenile court specialist
• Parole officer
• Police officer
• Rehabilitation counselor
• Restorative Justice Court officer

• College admissions counselor and alumni relations
• Community college or university professor
• Higher education administration
• Public health educator
• K-12 Teacher
• Journalism
• Publisher and editor
• Public relations

• Census researcher
• Consumer researcher
• Data analyst
• Market researcher
• Social researcher
• Statistician
• Survey research technician

• Business and marketing analyst
• Human resources manager
• Project manager
• Technical writer
• Insurance
• Hospitality and Tourism
• Diversity offices

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Last Updated: 11/4/22