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Career Resources

Sample of Career Paths for Sociology Majors

By Stephen Lambert, VGM Career Horizons.

Teaching

  • Clinical Sociology
  • Comparative Sociology
  • Educational Sociology
  • Historical Sociology
  • Industrial Sociology
  • Micro Sociology
  • Organizational Sociology
  • Phenomenological Sociology
  • Political Sociology
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Sociological jurisprudence
  • Visual Sociology
 

Human Services

  • Battered spouses' and children's services
  • Blind organizations and services
  • Charity services
  • Children's services
  • Chronic disease services
  • Communicable diseases counseling and services
  • Community services
  • Consumer services
  • Crime Victim services
  • Crisis intervention services
  • Deaf and hearing impaired services
  • Drug abuse and prevention services
  • Educational information services
  • Ethnic organizations and services
  • Family and individual services
  • Foster care services
  • Health services
  • Housing assistance
  • Human services
  • Immigrant assistance
  • Medical relief services
  • Mental  health services
  • Philanthropic services
  • Pregnancy counseling
  • Rape crisis services
  • Religious organizations
  • Sex information and counseling
  • Single parents' services
  • Suicide prevention services
  • Vocational services
  • Volunteer services
  • Women's services
  • Youth services
 

Human Resource Management

  • Affirmative action coordinator
  • Arbitrator
  • Benefits administrator
  • Benefits analyst
  • Benefits manager
  • Compensation manager
  • Compensation specialist
  • Employee assistance plan managers
  • Employee benefits manager
  • Employee development specialist
  • Employee relations representative
  • Employee welfare office manager
  • Employee relations representative
  • Employee interviewer
  • Employment specialist
  • Equal Employment Opportunity representative
  • Grievance officer
  • Human resource information systems specialist
  • Human resources coordinator
  • Human resources manager
  • Human resources specialist
  • Industrial relations manager
  • Industrial relations specialist
  • Internal human resource manager
  • Interviewer
  • Job analyst
  • Labor relations specialist
  • Management analyst
  • Occupational analyst
  • Personnel administrator
  • Personnel director
  • Personnel management specialist
  • Personnel officer
  • Personnel staffing specialist
  • Position classification specialist
  • Position classifier
  • Position review specialist
  • Recreation specialist
  • Recruiter
  • Salary administrator
  • Service coordinator
  • Test development specialist
  • Trainer
  • Training and development manager
  • Training specialist
 

Public Employment

  • Academic exchange specialist
  • Employee development specialist
  • Human rights worker
  • Intelligence research specialist
  • Labor and employee relations specialist
  • Legislative aide
  • Management analyst
  • Peace Corps volunteer
  • Personnel management specialist
  • Position classification specialist
  • Program specialist
  • Writer/editor
  • Affirmative Action worker
  • Analyst
  • Assistant director
  • Assistant manager
  • Inspector
  • Investigator
  • Personnel coordinator
  • Program aid
  • Program assistant
  • Program coordinator
  • Supervisor
  • Administrative analyst
  • Administrative assistant
  • Counselor
  • Investigator
  • Inspector
  • Juvenile Court Worker
  • Office manager
  • Planner
  • Program analyst
  • Program planner
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Urban planner
 

Social Research and Data Analysis

  • Research director
  • Data analyst
  • Policy analyst
  • Social science analyst
  • Statistical analyst
  • Principle Investigator
  • Labor force and manpower
  • Population analyst
  • Social survey director
  • Survey research technician