What Can You do With an Online Sociology Degree? 15 Careers to Consider

Posted: November 5, 2019 8:00:00 AM CST

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Sociology is a science that studies human society through a number of lenses. Sociologists analyze the development, structure, and functioning of society while also identifying and exploring social relationships, cultures, and problems.

The purpose and focus of this essential discipline may spark your interest, but future career possibilities may also be a driving factor in selecting a degree program. Fortunately, the skills that are obtained through a degree in sociology enable students to successfully enter a variety of fields.

So, what can you do with a sociology degree? Here are 15 careers to consider:

  1. Public Relations – a deep understanding of society and culture will allow you to successfully manage the information that is circulated between an individual or organization and the public.

  2. Marketing and Sales – the ability to identify social trends will allow you to promote, sell, and distribute helpful products or services.

  3. Human Resources – use knowledge of social relationships to effectively manage resources related to an organization’s employees.

  4. Entrepreneurship – combine technical and analytic skills to be a competitive business owner in the ever-evolving market.

  5. Non-Profit Work – a profound awareness of society’s needs will allow you to positively impact your community.

  6. Childcare – care for the emotional, social, and physical development of young children.

  7. Community Development – take advantage of a diverse understanding of communities by bringing members together to solve problems.

  8. Health Services – whether it’s a career in family planning, substance abuse education, rehabilitation counseling, hospital admissions, or with an insurance provider, knowledge of social life, social causes, and consequences of human behavior will allow you to care for others.

  9. Higher Education – serve students in your community and on a global scale in admissions, advising, alumni relations, development, or administrative support at a local community college or university.

  10. Law Enforcement – combine investigative research skills and topical knowledge of organized crime, intimate family, and social class to serve your community.

  11. Probation and Parole Administration – an understanding of human behavior will allow you to work with members of the community in need of rehabilitation and support.

  12. Attorney/Paralegal – support community members through legal work by merging technical and analytic skills with a knowledge of human behavior.

  13. Publishing – a global perspective and the ability to comprehend a broad array of topics such as politics, race, gender, and social class will allow you to succeed in professional writing, research, editing, or journalism.

  14. Teaching – develop the knowledge of others while supporting students and families from diverse backgrounds.   

  15. Social Services – actively promote the welfare of community members with the knowledge of social change and social causes.

Learn more about the online B.S. in Sociology or online Minor in Sociology programs at UNK, or contact us at ecampus@unk.edu or 1.800.865.6388.

By: Danielle Kluver

Category: General, eCampus

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