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Sociology

Sociology is the study of human behavior as it occurs in and is influenced by social groups, institutions, organizations, and societies as well as social conditions. Sociologists examine the origins, organization, and development of human society. The discipline also focuses on how social characteristics and institutions affect human attitudes, actions, and opportunities. Sociology is practiced in many career fields such as research, academia, business, law, social services, medicine, and government.

Career Opportunities

  • Cultural Affairs Officer
  • Consultant
  • Educator
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Police Officer
  • Public Administrator
  • Social Worker
  • Industrial Sociologist
  • Statistician
  • Counselor
  • Funeral Director
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Political Scientist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Customer Relations Specialist
  • Interviewer
  • Church Worker
  • Child Welfare Officer
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Consumer Survey Advisor
  • Correctional Case Worker
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Foster Care Worker
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Peace Corps
  • Public Health Education
  • Social Scientist
  • Criminologist
  • Probation Officer
  • Research Assistant
  • Urban Planner
  • Data Processor
  • Legislative Aide
  • City Manager
  • Demographer
  • Missionary
  • Psychologist
  • Human Services
  • Real Estate
  • Writer
  • Sociologist
  • Banker
  • Management Trainee
  • Sales Representative

Related Skills


Hiring Institutions

  • Adoption and Child Care Agencies
  • Business Corporations
  • Court Systems
  • Educational Periodicals
  • Civil Rights Commission
  • Federal Trade Commission
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • National Labor Relations Board
  • Veteran's Administration
  • Hospitals
  • Labor Unions
  • Market Research Firms
  • Religious Organizations
  • Community Organizations
  • Correctional Institutes
  • Educational Institutes
  • Government Agencies
  • Consumer Affairs
  • Education Department
  • Federal Housing Administration
  • Labor Department
  • Peace Corps
  • VISTA
  • Personnel Departments

Career Paths of Recent Graduates

Related Websites

The University of Oklahoma Department of Sociology
Occupational Outlook Handbook
American Sociological Association
Non-Profit Jobs & Information
Social Service
Public Health Degree - Social Sciences
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Criminal Justice Careers from CJDS
Criminal Justice Career Interviews from CJDS