Career options for students obtaining a bachelor’s degree in sociology are diverse. It's the basis for pursuing a master’s or doctorate degree in sociology, leading to careers in academia, research or applied sociology. Sociology graduates also find themselves in entry level corporate, non-profit organization and government agency jobs.
Jobs after bachelor’s degree
Public health researcher with a non-profit organization, director of operations at a microbrewery, administrative accountant with an investment firm, director of a university outdoor recreation office, career coach with a youth development non-profit, human resources associate with a technology company, federal policy and advocacy specialist for a women’s health non-profit, caseworker with the PA Department of Human Services, management consultant with a human resources services company
Jobs after master’s or doctoral degree
Clinical research coordinator with a major children’s hospital, director of human services with an urban anti-drug and anti-violence non-profit, vocational rehabilitation counselor with the PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, university graduate admissions officer, senior research associate at a major public policy non-profit, research associate with a university criminology research center, senior human resources manager for a pharmaceutical corporation, case manager - student crisis support at a major university, home and outpatient youth counseling
Grad school placements
Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling – The College of New Jersey, Master’s in Public Health - Temple University, Master’s in Public Health – Columbia University, Master’s in Education – Bucknell University, Master’s in Sociology – Portland State University, Master’s in Epidemiology – University at Albany, Doctorate in Sociology – University of Maryland, Master’s in Sociology – University of Kansas, Master’s in Clinical Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling – Penn State University, Master’s in College Student Affairs – Bloomsburg University, Master’s in Higher Education Administration – Kent State University, Master’s in Sociology – Lehigh University, Master’s in Instructional Technology – Bloomsburg University, Master’s in Business Administration – Bloomsburg University, Doctorate in Rural Sociology – Penn State University, Master’s in English Rhetoric – University of South Carolina, Doctorate in Sociology – University of Delaware