Sociology

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Child Care Administrator
  • City Planning
  • Clergy/Missionary Worker
  • Community Organizer
  • Consultant
  • Criminologist*
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Family Caseworker
  • Fundraiser/Development
  • Grant Writer
  • Human Resources
  • Juvenile/Youth Counselor
  • Law Enforcement/Security
  • Lawyer*
  • Management
  • Nonprofit Administrator
  • Parole/Probation Officer
  • Program Coordinator
  • Public Policy/Public Affairs
  • Public Relations Manager
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Social Worker*
  • Sociologist*
  • Sociology Professor*
  • Substance Abuse Counselor*
  • Survey Researcher
  • Victim Advocate
  • Volunteer Coordinator

*Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Advertising and Marketing Firms
  • Business & Industry
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Environmental Agencies
  • Federal, State and Local Government
  • Hospitals & Healthcare Agencies
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Research and Consulting Firms
  • Social Service Organizations

Minnesota Employers

  • Coborns
  • Doherty Employment Group
  • Good Shepherd Services
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Meeker County Community Home
  • MN Reading Corps
  • National Marrow Donor Program
  • Northern Pines Mental Health
  • Place of Hope
  • REM
  • State of MN
  • Target
  • Village Family Service Center

Salary and Outlook

Starting Salary Range:
$29,000-$36,000

*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Attention to detail
  • Awareness of social problems
  • Communication skills
  • Computer/data skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Desire to help others
  • Foreign language
  • Idea generation
  • Investigative
  • Organizational skills
  • Problem solving
  • Research skills
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Solution oriented
  • Team player
  • Time management