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Department of Sociology

Careers in Sociology: The Twenty-first Century

Teaching
  • Universities, Service Academies
  • Colleges and Junior Colleges
  • Adult Schools
  • High Schools
  • Medical and Nursing Schools
  • Schools of Social Work
  • In-service Training Institutes
  • Department of Education
Administration of Justice
  • Law enforcement-Federal, State, and Local
  • Classification, Probation, Parole Officers
  • Administrative positions in penal institutions
  • Correctional counselor; Youth Counselor
  • Probation Officer
  • Operations planner for a defense firm
Family and Human Relations
  • Churches and related programs
  • General and Mental Hospitals
  • Public or private welfare agencies
  • Unions and Industries
  • Agencies for counseling on marriage, children's problems, vocations, the aged
  • Recreational agencies
  • Program assistant for a social service agency
  • Child Care Program Developer
Intergroup Relations
  • Fair employment commissions
  • Fair housing commissions
  • Public employment agencies
  • Employment Counselor
  • Employer's Associations
  • Large Industries
  • Public Relations
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Personnel Manager
  • Social Ecologist
Medical Sociology
  • Members of research, evaluation, and planning teams
  • Consultants to directors of hospital or other agencies
  • Social Worker for a large health care agency
  • Health intake counselor
  • Claims Examiner
  • Social Insurance Representative
  • National Unions
  • Civil Rights Organization
  • Religious Organizations
  • Religious Organizations
Community Relations
  • Housing Agencies
  • Urban Planning & Renewal Agencies
  • Anti-Poverty Agencies
  • Outreach Worker
  • Suburban Coordinator
  • Veteran Claims Representative Trainee
  • Real Estate Agency
  • Disability Insurance Trainee
  • Peace Corps, VISTA
  • Community Organization Projects
  • Rural Community Consultants
  • UNESCO, other international agencies
  • Foreign Service or US State Department
Public Opinion and Research
  • Research designers and administrators
  • Interviewers
  • Data processors
  • Computer Specialists
  • Researchers for private companies, university agencies, or institutes
Industrial Sociology
  • Population Opinion Analyst
  • Demographer
  • Public Health Statistician