Careers in Sociology

What Kind of Job Can I Get With a Sociology Degree?

Sociology is a liberal arts major with an advantage. In addition to knowledge in specific course areas such as sociology of families, communities, and organizations, you will learn social research design, statistics, and data analysis. These insights will be useful to you as you enter the job market.

Persons holding a bachelor's degree in sociology are frequently employed in the helping professions, in business, and in various public sector positions, especially those dealing with social programs and their implementation. Usually, they are not employed in jobs with the title "sociologist" since that title requires graduate training.

Employment opportunities for those with bachelor's degrees in sociology include entry-level positions in the following areas:

  • Administration.
  • Advertising.
  • Banking.
  • Counseling (incl. family planning, career, substance abuse, etc.).
  • Community planning.
  • Health services.
  • Journalism.
  • Group and recreation work.
  • Marketing and market research.
  • Sales.
  • Teaching (with certification).
  • Human resources/personnel work.
  • Social services.
  • Social research.
  • Graduate school.
  • Law school.

More Information

For more information about job trends and opportunities in sociology, please visit: www.asanet.org/employment/factsoncareers.cfm.

SUNY Plattsburgh Career Development Center

Our Career Development Center provides services, resources, and programs designed to help students and alumni to better understand the career development process, and to enhance their professional preparation and employability.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like to learn more about the sociology program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:

Dr. Sandra Rezac, Chair
Office: Redcay Hall 247
Phone: (518) 564-4218
Email: rezacsj@plattsburgh.edu