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Sociology Major

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Possible Job Titles

Health and Human Services

  • Social worker*
  • Public health educator*
  • Advocate (e.g. children, ethnic group members, aging)
  • Genetic counselor*
  • Physician*
  • Transplant registry database manager*
  • Job counselor
  • Health-service administrator*


  • Archaeologist*
  • Bilingual/bicultural program specialist
  • Museum education director
  • Academic advisor/counselor*
  • Teacher of English as a second language (ESL)
  • Computer simulation model designer*
  • College administrator*
  • Compensation analyst*
  • Collections manager*
  • Foundation program manager
  • Marketing researcher
  • Media planner
  • Corporate trainer
  • Demographer
  • Editor
  • Vocational teacher (of adults)


  • Research aide
  • Salesperson
  • Sociologist
  • Youth Worker
  • Lawyer
  • Public Health Educator
  • Director, Volunteer Services
  • Career Counselor
  • Demographer
  • Criminologist

Government/Public Service

  • Friend of the Court caseworker
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs researcher*
  • National/state park interpreter
  • International agency representative
  • Attorney*
  • Congressional committee staff director
  • Coroner/medical examiner*
  • Head Start program director
  • State/federal government policy analyst
  • Public administrator*
  • Urban planner
  • GAO Analyst
  • Social Science Aids and Technicians
  • Social Scientists
  • Social Service Aids and Assistants
  • Social Service Reps.
  • Program Analysts
  • Sociologists


  • Actuary*
  • Industrial psychologist*
  • Employment recruiter
  • Loan officer/bank employee
  • Union legal counsel*
  • Environmental impact assessment researcher
  • Travel agent/guide
  • Journalist
  • Human resources manager
  • Management consultant
  • Advertising account executive
  • Art director
  • Salesperson
  • Executive search consultant
  • Hotel manager


  • Advocate
  • Anthropologist
  • Community planner
  • Customer relations rep.
  • Human resources assistant
  • Human Services worker
  • Legislative aide
  • Management Trainee
  • Officer, Foreign Service
  • Administrator (salary, wage, social welfare)

*Denotes additional education required.

Typical Places of Employment

  • Banks
  • Government
  • Centers for the handicapped
  • Insurance Companies
  • Children's Protective Services
  • Legal Aid
  • Correctional Facilities
  • Market Research Firms
  • Court Systems
  • Retailers
  • Family Counseling Service
  • Youth Services Bureau

Typical Work Activities

  • Collect data
  • Communications skills
  • Use research methods
  • Use statistical techniques
  • Recognize a problem through observation and experimentation

Additional Info in Career Services

These publications must be used in the Career Services Office. However there are many brochures and magazines such as Resume Writing, Interviewing and Job Choices that you may take with you.

  • Careers in Criminal Justice
  • Careers in Criminology
  • Careers for Non-Conformists
  • Good Works: A Guide to Careers in Social Change
  • Guide to Careers in the FBI
  • Great Jobs for Anthropology Majors
  • Great Jobs for Criminal Justice Majors
  • Great Jobs for Sociology Majors
  • Liberal Arts Jobs
  • Resumes for Social Service Careers
  • Take Your Soul To Work
  • 100 Jobs in Social Change
  • 100 Best Careers in Crime Fighting

To see a complete list of career books located at the Career Services Office click here.

Alumni Resources

(Listed below are examples of SU Alumni and their Jobs in this major-For more alumni resources, go to Mentor Network)

Lauren Askew 2008 Child Protective Services Investigator Department of Social Services Anne Arundel County
Natalie Davis 2005 Executive Coordinator George Washington School of Medicine
Courtney Topolski 1998 Academic Advisor UMBC

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