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What is Sociology? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU Department of Sociology

What is Sociology?

Sociology, defined by Google, is "the study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society," it is "the studey of social problems."

 Sociology - What Can I Do with This Degree? pdf - lists the industry areas, employers, and strategies for using your degree.

Related Careers

Some of these careers may require further education:

Admissions Counselor Family Guidance Counselor Public Opinion Surveyor
Adoption Agent Financial Aid Director Public Relations Specialist
Advertising Assistant Foster Care Worker Recreation Director
Aging Specialist Fund Raiser Recreation Therapist
Alcohol/Drug Case Worker Gerontologist Rehabilitation Counselor
Career Services Counselor Human Resources Reporter
Case Aid Worker Independent Living Trainer Researcher/ Research Assistant
Child Welfare Officer Insurance Agent/Broker Resident Assistant
City Planner Job Analyst Sales Representative
Claims Representative Labor Relations Representative School Counselor
Community Service Agency Marketing Research Analyst Secret Service Agent
Compensation/Benefits Marriage & Family Therapist Shipping Opperations
Congressional Aid Medical Social Worker Social Movements Organizer
Consumer Advocate Mental Health Worker Social Scientist
Consumer Survey Advisor News Correspondent Social Welfare Examiner
Convention Organizer Nutritionist Social Worker
Cooperative Extension Agent Parole/Probation Officer Teacher/Professor
Correctional Case Worker Peace Corps/VISTA Technical Writer
Corrections Officer Personnel Interviewer Trainer
Cottage Parent Personnel Specialist Urban Planner
Data Analyst Program Assistant/Director Veterans Affairs Specialist
Day Care Worker Public Administrator Welfare Counselor
Delinquency Counselor Public Health Educator Writer/Author

Related Skills

Ability to Understand & Improve Human Relationships Interpersonal Communication (Oral & Written)
Able to See the Big Picture Knowledge of Community Resources
Analyze, Synthesize & Interpret Information Knowledge of Social Structure & Change
Compter Skills Research & Planning
Critical Thinking Resolve Conclicts/Counseling
Insight into Group Dynamics Statistical Abilities
Interact Well with Diverse Cultures/Groups Work Well Under Pressure

Job & Internship Search Links

USAJobs.gov - check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

Social Service Jobs


Peace Corps


ASA Job Bank

Philanthropy Jobs

Human Services Careers

Social Services Careers

Nonprofit Jobs & Employment

Social Work Jobs

Human Resource Careers

The Mentor Network Jobs

Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook -  the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Explore Careers in Life Sciences

What Can I do with a Major in Sociology? - CareerThoughts.com has a similar page to this one, which includes career options, expected salary, and job outlook information.

Careers in Sociology

Public Service Careers

Academy Health Career Center

Career Resources for Sociologists

The Sociology Ring

Criminal Justice Careers

Criminal Justice Career Paths

Professional Association Links

American Sociological Association

International Sociological Association

Miscellaneous Links

Applied Sociology

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