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Home >  Academics >  Sociology >  Career Options

What can you do with a Sociology degree?

Community & Service Professions

Law, law enforcement & corrections:

  • Criminal justice
  • Investigations
  • Police officer
  • Probation officer
  • Rehabilitation officer
  • Parole
  • Law school
  • Attorney
  • Paralegal
  • Judicial affairs
  • Community program specialist
  • Dispatcher
  • Special programs officer
  • Activist

Health Services: 

  • Family planning
  • Substance abuse
  • Rehabilitation counseling
  • Health planning
  • Hospital admissions
  • Case management
  • Insurance companies
  • Social service organizations
  • Social work
  • Counseling
  • Schools for autistic/mentally challenged
    children
  • Battered women's shelters
  • Suicide prevention
  • Group work with children/youth/elderly

Urban Planning:

  • City planner's office
  • Rural planner
  • Consultant for urban planning
  • Recreation
  • Administration
  • Community development
  • Environmental groups

Business/Management

  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Publishing
  • Journalism
  • Editing
  • Public relations
  • Consumer research
  • Programming
  • Administration
  • Banking
  • Media (radio/television)
  • Political organizations
  • Human resources management
  • Corporate training and development
  • Hotel and restaurant
  • Insurance
  • Real estate
  • Personnel
  • Training and sales

  Education

College/University:

  • Admissions
  • Advising
  • Alumni relations
  • Placement offices

Research:

  • Corporations
  • Consulting firms
  • Health organizations
  • Insurance companies
  • Government agencies
  • Universities and colleges
  • Writing

Teaching:  

  • Elementary
  • Secondary

 Government Services

  • Local
  • State
  • Federal
  • Non-profit agencies
  • International business
  • FBI/CIA/NSA
  • Homeland Security