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Careers for Sociology Program Graduates

Common Job Titles

  • Anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Economist
  • High school teacher
  • Political scientist
  • Psychologist
  • Social worker
  • Sociologist
  • Statistician
  • Survey researcher
  • Urban and regional planner

Job Outlook Data

Sociologists held around 2,600 jobs in 2014, the last year for which data are available.

Nearly half of all sociologists are employed in social science research organizations, where they research human interactions in society. Sociologists will be needed to apply sociological research to other disciplines as well. For example, they may collaborate with researchers in other social sciences—such as economists, psychologists and survey researchers—to study how social structures or groups influence the government’s decisions about health, education, politics, criminal justice, business or economics.

Where Can I work With This Major?

The largest employers of sociologists are:

  • Research and development in the social sciences and humanities
  • Educational services
  • State and local government

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Sociologists

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Center for Career and Professional Development
Nexus Building, Room 225
p – 516.877.3130

Students and Alumni:

Department of Sociology
Blodgett Hall Room 102
p – 516.877.4943