Careers in Sociology

How are recent sociology graduates using their degree?

  • Social Services/Public Services
  • Program Support
  • Management
  • Education
  • Sales Marketing
  • Social Science Researcher

Places to search for jobs and career information

Idealist: With a focus on the non-profit sector, it can be used to locate job postings in the U.S. and around the world, as well as volunteer opportunities and internships

AcademyHealth:Health services research is the multidisciplinary field of scientific investigation that studies how social factors, financing systems, organizational structures and processes, health technologies, and personal behaviors affect access to health care, the quality and cost of health care, and ultimately our health and well-being. 

The Riley Guide: Jobs in the social science fields

GoGovernment: A student-oriented site for locating jobs and internships in the federal government

USAJobs: The main job bank for federal government jobs

The Social Service Job Site: The place to start looking for a social service or social work job, whether in mental health, substance abuse, children and youth, medical social work, criminal justice, domestic violence, counseling, community organizing and outreach, homelessness or a variety of other human service areas. 

Social Work Guide: If you are considering becoming a social worker, this site seeks to answer your most important questions about the social work field as a whole, salary and job figures, possible educational paths, and the best schools in the field. They also feature helpful advice from social work experts and explain the specific, up-to-date licensure requirements for each state so that you can decide not only where to go to school but also where you might want to start your career.