Sociology

CAREER OPTIONS: (some of these jobs require education beyond a bachelors degree)

Business
Administrative Assistant 
Advertising Manager
Budget Analyst
Compensation/Benefits Specialist
Consumer Survey Advisor
Convention Organizer
Demographic Analyst
Insurance Agent/Broker
Labor Relations Representative
Marketing Research Analyst
Motivational Speaker
Personnel Interviewer
Human Resources Specialist
Public Relations Specialist
Sales Representative
Trainer

Government
City Planner
Congressional Aid
Data Analyst
Population Specialist
Public Administrator
Public Opinion Surveyor
Secret Service Agent
Social Welfare Examiner

Corrections
Parole Officer
Corrections Officer
Criminologist
Probation Officer

College/University
Admissions Counselor 
Resident Assistant
Financial Aid Director
Professor 

Education
Elementary Teacher 
High School Teacher
School Counselor
School Administrator

Human Services
Adoption Agent
Alcohol and Drug Case Worker
Career Counselor
Child Welfare Officer
Community Relations Director
Community Service Agency Administrator
Consumer Advocate 
Youth Counselor
Family Guidance Case Worker
Foster Care Worker
Fund-raiser/Development Officer
Gerontologist
Human Services Worker
Marriage and Family Therapist
Social Service Program Director
Residential Counselor
Community Organizer
Social Worker
Program Specialist
Veterans Affairs Specialist 
Welfare Counselor 

Health Services
Health Care Worker
Hospital Administrator
Medical Social Worker 
Public Health Educator 
Public Health Statistician 
Rehabilitation Counselor

Publishing/Journalism
Reporter 
News Correspondent
Editor
Technical Writer
Writer/Author

Research
Social Scientist
Researcher
Research Assistant
Market researcher
Demographer Assistant

SAMPLE EMPLOYERS:

Federal, state, local governments
Non-profit and social service organizations
Human resources departments
Hospitals/health care facilities
Private businesses and companies

Market research/Ad agencies 
Schools, colleges, and universities
Public relations firms
Market research firms or departments

JOB LISTINGS/JOB SEARCH:

Social Service.com

Federal Jobs
US Department of Housing and Urban Development 
Corp. for National and Community Service (includes Americorp)

Non-Profit Jobs

Chronicle of Philanthropy
Community Career Center
Deep Sweep 
Foundation Center
Idealist
Nonprofit Career Network 
NonprofitOyster 
Non-profit Times 
onPhilanthropy 
Opportunities NOC’s 
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network

Professional Organizations: 
Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences
American Academy of Politics and Social Sciences  
American Sociological Association: jobs 
Applied Sociology Organization: jobs 
Association for Institutional Research: jobs, scholarships, grants
Association for Social Economics: awards, grants  
Association for the Sociology of Religion: grants
Association of Black Sociologists
Clinical Social Work Association: jobs 
The Gerontological Society of America: jobs   
International Association for Business and Society
International Sociological Association: jobs, fellowships, grants 
International Visual Sociology Association
National Association of Social Workers: jobs 
National Organization of Forensic Social Work: links 
National Social Science Association
Population Association of America: jobs   
Rural Sociological Society: scholarships, fellowships 
School social Work Associaition of America  
Society for Cross-Cultural Research
Society for Social Studies of Science
Society for Social Work Leadership in Health Care: jobs, links 
Sociologist for Women in Society: scholarships, awards

CAREER PLANNING AND INFORMATION:

Department of Sociology – State University College at Geneseo (Information on Careers in Sociology)
Sociosite. Net: links professional org., topics, jobs 
Careers in Sociology by J. Stephens 
Careers in Social Work 

ASSOCIATIONS:

American Sociological Association
California Sociological Association

JOB PREPARATION STRATEGIES:

  • Obtain essential relevant experience through psychology field study, internships, summer or part-time jobs, or through volunteering in your field of interest
  • Become fluent in Spanish or another language spoken by multi-cultural clients
  • For research careers obtain research experience with a professor or grad student as an undergrad
  • Acquire strong computer skills