Career Paths for Sociology

Possible career paths in the field of sociology, which may require a bachelor's, master's or doctorate, include:

  • Social Worker
  • College Professor
  • Community Development
  • High School Teacher
  • Law Enforcement
  • College Advisement/Recruitment

For additional information search the Occupational Outlook Handbook at

Students interested in sociology may be interested in pursuing a degree in social work.

National Quick Facts: Social Workers
2015 Median Pay $45,900 per year
$22.07 per hour
Typical Entry-Level Education Bachelor's Degree in Social Work
Work Experience in a Related Occupation None
On-the-job Training None
Number of Jobs, 2014 649,300
Job Outlook, 2014-24 12% (Faster than average)
Employment Change, 2014-24 74,800

What Social Workers Do

Social workers help people solve and cope with problems.

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