I am taking sociology in college, what are the different jobs that are available in that field?
I initially wanted to take integrated medicine but they will not transfer my credits from a previous college. So I am attending GCU of which transferred 44 credits. #sociology is the closest thing at that college that will enable me to help people in a better way.
I will not list any careers since most were listed. But coming from someone with a sociology degree you should think about getting a masters. After I graduated I went on countless interviews all the time just to be turned away. My favorite line from employers was, “You have the knowledge but not the experience”. It would be best to have at least 5yrs experience or get your masters for this job. Thank you for your time”. So, yes! get your masters and pick the field of interest in sociology that you’re interested in and look up jobs for the career. However, there are still jobs you can do without a masters. Talk to an advisor at the school. Hope this helps, good luck!
I would add
1. Career Counselor
2. Police Officer/Probation Officer/Juvenile officer
3. Crime Victim Advocate
4. Child Protective Services
5. Various positions within nonprofit agencies
I also want to respectfully disagree with the suggestion to go for your Masters. While a lot of young people are doing it, here are reasons NOT to:
1. Jobs are different than you expect them to be. Once you actually get to a company/organization you want to work for, you will have a better idea of which masters to go for! Should it be Urban Planning, Social Work, or ?
2. $$$$$. There are employers who offer tuition assistance. Finding one of those would be nice!
3. Once you have some actual work experience under your belt, the material taught in a masters program will make a lot more sense to you, and you will benefit from it more than if you were to take it right away.
- Guidance Counselor
- Human Resources (HR) Representative
- Management Consultant
- Market Research Analyst
- Media Planner
- Policy Analyst
- Public Relations (PR) Specialist
- Social Worker
- Survey Researcher/Pollster
Sociology is an excellent degree option to pursue being that it opens many career opportunities once you have graduated. I noticed that you stated that you would like to “help people in a better way”, and this degree will definitely allow to do so. Below I’m going to list a few careers that would be available to you once you’ve received your sociology degree:
1. Guidance Counselor
2. Human Resources Representative
4. Management Consultant
5. Market Research Analyst
6. Public Relations Representative
7. Social Worker
*Round out your education and help hone your skills towards a career you prefer
*It will set you apart from other arts graduates by demonstrating commitment and forward thinking