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Is a bachelors degree in sociology an employable degree ?

I’m interested in pursuing sociology but i’m nervous about its employability. What types of jobs are available and what salaries should i expect.

Thank you comment icon It's crucial to be cautious. Don't embark on a degree journey unless you're clear about the benefits it will bring. Remember, earning a degree requires a substantial commitment of your time, energy, and finances. Seng Gan

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Bridget’s Answer

Hi Jayden! It's totally normal to be worried about employability based on the degree you choose. I double majored in Communication and Sociology and have worked in the non-profit space and the tech industry as a recruiter. I truly believe that most humanities degrees give you a broad range of options in jobs like human resources, public relations, event planning, marketing, talent acquisition, etc. At the end of the day there are so many jobs that require excellent people skills and I believe a degree in Sociology gives you the tools to succeed in those kinds of roles. It's also important to remember that many people end up in a field totally unrelated to their degree so try not to worry too much about locking yourself in to a specific career path based on your major!
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Michelle’s Answer

Hello, Jayden !

It's great that you may be giving second thoughts to majoring in Sociology. In the region in which I am familiar with social science careers, Sociology is really not a common major and very few employment notices, if any, single out a need for a Bachelors Degree in Sociology as a requirement. It may be different where you live so you can read employment notices in your area to find out more.

If you want to do social work, the accepted path is to major in Psychology or Social Work and obtain your Masters in Social Work. I would not advise a degree in Sociology although you should take a few courses in undergraduate school. to support your future career as a Social Worker. Also, read more about the careers online.

Social Service work is completely different than Social Work. You'll want to target the exact career you want and take the best preparation for it. Once you read different major programs required courses, that can point you in the direction of which exact career you're thinking about. You can discover what is hired with a degree in sociology and confirm if that's what you want to do, but in the region I live in, I never see employment opportunities specifically saying you will need a degree in sociology. In the end, after you are more informed, you will make a good choice and contribute much with what you choose.
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Filip’s Answer

If the Sociology major interests you, I think you should pursue it since having an interest in the subject will make your schooling enjoyable. As for employability, I think there are MANY roles that will benefit you having this degree. The employer may not be looking for someone with this particular degree but it is still a bachelor degree with highly transferable skills for Administrative roles.
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Kasey’s Answer

Hey Jayden, I'm thrilled to share that I hold a degree in Psychology. I'm passionate about Sociology and I truly believe it's an excellent choice of degree. It's versatile and closely related to Psychology, opening up a myriad of career opportunities. It's important to ensure that this degree aligns with your personal interests. For instance, if you have a deep fascination for animals and envision a career in that field, you might want to explore degrees more specific to that area.
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