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What Can I Do With a Major in Sociology?

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Career Titles

  • Academic Advisor/Counselor
  • Admissions Counselor  
  • Adoption Agent 
  • Advertising Assistant 
  • Advocate
  • Aging Specialist 
  • Alcohol/ Drug Case Worker
  • Anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Archivist
  • Art Conservator
  • Behavioral Science Advisor
  • Bilingual/Bicultural Program Specialist
  • Biographer
  • Career Counselor
  • Caseworker
  • Child Welfare Officer 
  • City Planner  
  • Claims Representative
  • Clergy
  • Collections Manager
  • College Professor
  • Community Development Specialist
  • Community Planner
  • Community Relations
  • Community Service Administrator
  • Compensation/Benefits
  • Congressional Aide
  • Consultant
  • Consumer Advocate 
  • Convention Organizer 
  • Coroner/Medical Examiner
  • Correctional Case Worker
  • Corrections Officer 
  • Cultural Artifact Specialist
  • Curatorial Assistant
  • Day Care Worker 
  • Dietitian
  • Ecotourism Director
  • Employee Relations Specialist
  • Employment Recruiter
  • Ethnologist
  • Family Service Counselor
  • Field Archaeologist
  • Financial Aid Director 
  • Foreign Affairs Officer
  • Forensic Anthropologist
  • Foster Care Worker 
  • Foundation Program Manager
  • Friend of the Court Caseworker
  • Fundraiser 
  • Genealogist
  • Genetic Counselor
  • Gerontologist
  • Head Start Program Director
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Immigration Inspector
  • Industrial Psychologist
  • Insurance Agent/Broker 
  • Labor Relations Representative
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Legislative Aide
  • Librarian
  • Linguist
  • Management Consultant
  • Management Trainee
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Research Analyst 
  • Marriage and Family Therapist 
  • Media Planner
  • Media Specialist
  • Medical Anthropologist
  • Medical Social Worker 
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Multicultural Program Leader
  • Museum Education Director
  • National/State Park Interpreter
  • News Correspondent
  • Nutritionist
  • Paleontologist
  • Park Service Supervisor/Director
  • Parole/Probation Officer
  • Peace Corps Area Director
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Physician
  • Professor 
  • Program Coordinator/Assistant
  • Program Director
  • Public Administrator 
  • Public Health Educator
  • Public Opinion Surveyor
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Recreation Director
  • Recreation Therapist
  • Rehabilitation Counselor 
  • Reporter
  • Research Assistant
  • Researcher 
  • Resident Assistant 
  • Rural Development Officer
  • Sales Representative
  • School Counselor 
  • Secret Service Agent 
  • Social Scientist 
  • Social Service Agency Planner
  • Social Welfare Examiner 
  • Social Worker
  • Statistician
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Trainer
  • Translator
  • Travel Agent
  • Union Legal Counsel
  • Urban Planner
  • Veterans Affairs Specialist
  • Vocational Teacher
  • Welfare Counselor
  • Writer/Editor

Employers
  • Adoption and Child Care Agencies
  • Advertising and Marketing Firms
  • Advocacy Groups
  • Banks
  • Child Care Services
  • Churches
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Community Organizations
  • Community Service Agencies
  • Consulting Firms
  • Consulting Organizations
  • Correctional Institutions
  • Court Systems
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Educational Information Services
  • Environmental Advocacy Groups
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Family Courts
  • FBI
  • Federal, State and Local Government
  • Government Agencies
  • Halfway Houses
  • Health Agencies
  • Health And Human Services
  • Healthcare Organizations
  • Hospitals and Wellness Centers
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • Human Resources
  • Human Services
  • Insurance Companies
  • IRS
  • Libraries
  • National Institute Of Aging
  • National Institutes Of Health
  • Newspapers, Magazines and News Agencies
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes and Retirement Communities
  • Peace Corps
  • Private Foundations
  • Public Opinion Research Polls
  • Religiously-Affiliated Service Organizations
  • Research Institutes
  • Retail Stores
  • United Way Agencies
  • Veteran’s Administration
  • Vocational Services
  • Welfare Department

Skills
  • Ability to understand and improve human relationships
  • Analyze, synthesize and interpret information
  • Communication across cultures and languages
  • Computer skills (data processing and analysis)
  • Conducting field studies
  • Critical thinking
  • Examining data and artifacts
  • Insight into group dynamics
  • Interact well with diverse cultures/ groups
  • Interpersonal communication (oral and written)
  • Interviewing surveying
  • Knowledge of community resources
  • Knowledge of social structures and change
  • Planning projects
  • Recognizing cultural differences and similarities
  • Research and planning
  • Resolve conflicts
  • Sampling, gathering and organizing data
  • Statistical abilities
  • Summarizing results
  • Work well under pressure
  • Writing grant proposals

Salary Information

NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) Summer 2018 Average Starting Salary:
  • Sociology Bachelor’s Degree: $37,868

Average Salary of SNC Sociology Graduates:

  • 2017: $30,001 - $40,000
  • 2016: $25,001 - $35,000
  • 2015: $25,001 - $30,000

For additional salary information, please visit salary.com.

Graduate Data
To view the job titles, employers, graduate schools and graduate programs reported by our most recent alums in the annual St. Norbert College Career & Professional Development graduate follow-up survey, download the Sociology Graduate Survey Data Handout (PDF).


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