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What Can You do With a Master of Arts Degree in Sociology?

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  • Many students with this degree are prepared for careers in government, private enterprise, education, and social services. Also many who graduate teach in community colleges. Another career option is to provide a sound background for those who anticipate further graduate studies.
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Public Health Administrator
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Career Counselor
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Child Welfare Worker
  • Marriage Counselor
  • Sales Representative
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Social Worker
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Sociologist
  • Personnel Manager
  • Corporate and community human resources,
  • Administrative positions
  • Data analysis
  • Teach in community colleges
  • Further their graduate training at the doctorate level
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Psychologist
  • Youth Counselor
  • Aging Specialist
  • Alcohol and Drug Case Worker
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Consumer Survey Advisor
  • Convention Organizer
  • Cooperative Extension Agent
  • Correctional Case Worker
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Delinquency Counselor
  • Fund-raiser/Development Officer

Places of Employment:

  • Education institutions
  • Community colleges
  • Law enforcement agencies
  • Adoption and Child Care Agencies
  • Newspapers, Magazines
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Personnel Agencies
  • Banks
  • Publishing Companies
  • Correctional Institutions
  • Real Estate Agencies
  • Financial Service Companies
  • Religious Organizations
  • Hospitals
  • Resort Hotels
  • Labor Unions
  • Management Consulting Firms
  • Substance Abuse Clinics
  • Market Research Firms
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Mental Health Institutions
  • Social service organizations
  • Non-profit agencies
  • Research institutions

Government Agencies:

  • Civil Rights Commission
  • Foreign Service
  • Consumer Affairs Office
  • Health and Human Services
  • County Probation Department
  • Labor Department
  • Division of Youth & Family Services
  • National Science Foundation
  • Federal Bureau of Prisons
  • Peace Corps/VISTA
  • Federal Communications Commission
  • Veterans Administration

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