Sociology & Anthropology

Careers in Sociology

Western’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology is a solid foundation for a career in social research or service. Skilled public opinion analyses, survey database managers, and human service specialists are in demand. In business and industry, our graduates typically work in personnel management, market research, and sales. Those who focus on statistics and research methodology frequently become junior analysts in research forms or government agencies.

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Sociologists are employed in a wide variety of fields. Please note that employment in some of these areas requires additional education.

  • Admissions counselor
  • Advertising staffer
  • Alumni relations worker
  • Career planning & placement director
  • Caseworker
  • Clinical sociologist
  • College placement worker
  • Community or urban planner
  • Community service agency worker
  • Consumer relations worker
  • Cooperative extension agent
  • Corrections officer
  • Correctional counselor
  • Cottage parent
  • Demographer
  • Elderly social service aide
  • Family development specialist
  • Human resource manager
  • Human rights officer
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Juvenile court/corrections worker
  • Legislative aide
  • Marketing analyst
  • Minority groups & race relations researcher
  • Peace Corps/VISTA worker
  • Penologist
  • Population studies researcher
  • Probation/parole officer
  • Public health statistician
  • Public relations employee
  • Publishing staffer
  • Recruiter
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Sales supervisor
  • Social problems analyst
  • Social research assistant
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Teacher (elementary and secondary schools)
  • Youth outreach worker

More information on Careers in Sociology from American Sociological Association at http://www.asanet.org/ .