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Sociology Careers

A degree in sociology can be a launch-pad for careers as diverse as:

  • Counseling
  • Case management
  • Advocacy
  • Mental health services
  • Programming
  • Administration
  • Corrections
  • Rehabilitation
  • Law enforcement
  • Judiciary
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Social statistics
  • Demography
  • Policy analysis
  • Market research
  • City planning

Different types of employers:

  • Local government agencies
  • State government departments of mental health, human services, and justice
  • Federal government agencies such as the National Institute of Aging, the Department of the Interior, Health and Human Services or the Veterans Administration
  • Community service agencies such as United Way
  • Advocacy groups
  • Victim services agencies
  • Adoption agencies
  • Nursing homes and retirement communities
  • Vocational service providers
  • Foster care organizations
  • Hospitals and health care providers
  • Correctional facilities
  • Employee assistance programs
  • College and university counseling centers
  • Schools
  • Police departments
  • Public opinion pollsters
  • Research institutes and think tanks
  • Consulting firms
  • Court systems
  • Facebook
  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
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