Careers and Salaries for Sociology Majors

Sociology introduces students to the scientific study of human relations and social structures which emphasizes the interaction between personality, culture and society. Sociology is highly marketable as a stand‐alone major, but is perfect as a double major! Common career paths for sociology majors and double majors include:

Business and Industry

advertising staffer • banker • computer analyst • consumer relations worker • control engineer • data entry manager • human resources manager • insurance agent • issues manager • labor relations staffer • market analyst • merchandiser/purchaser • planning assistant • production manager • project manager • public relations staffer • publishing staffer • quality control manager • real estate agent • recruiter • sales representative/manager • technical writer • telemarketer • trainer • training assistant

Research

census research assistant • consumer researcher • criminology assistant • data analyst • demographer assistant • social research assistant • statistician • survey research technician

Government

affirmative action worker • employee specialist • foreign service officer • human rights officer • information officer • international worker • legislative aide • peace corps volunteer • personnel coordinator • program supervisor • special agent • urban planner

Justice System

correctional counselor • corrections officer • corrections staffer • criminal investigator • juvenile court worker • parole officer • police department staffer • police officer • rehabilitation counselor • special agent • state trooper

Community and Social Services

case manager • caseworker/aide • child development technician • community organizer • environmental organizer • family planning worker • fund raising assistant/director • group home worker • homeless/housing worker • hospital administrator • housing coordinator • medical records worker • occupational/career counselor • public administration assistant • public assistance worker • public health supervisor • recreation worker • rehabilitation program worker • resident planning aide • rural health outreach worker • substance abuse counselor • youth outreach worker

Education

admissions counselor • affirmative action assistant • alumni relations worker • college placement worker • extension service specialist • public health educator • student personnel worker • teacher

Top Related Careers and Salaries for Sociology Majors

The average salary for sociology majors is $63,668.

  • Physician Assistant (PA) Substance Abuse & Mental Health $56,000 - $81,000 a year
  • Home Health Case Manager $55,000 - $76,000 a year Public Affairs Officer $53,000 - $68,000 a year
  • Child Protective Services, Special Investigations $50,000 - $86,000 a year
  • Probation Officer $50,000 - $86,000 a year
  • Life Insurance Case Manager $48,000 - $66,000 a year
  • Data Analyst $47,000 - $61,000 a year
  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Adolescent Program $41,000 - $58,000 a year
  • Mental Health Therapist ‐ Community Corrections $40,000 - $51,000 a year
  • Community Center Coordinator $40,000 - $51,000 a year
  • Research Analyst $39,000 - $57,000 a year
  • RN Case Manager $38,000 - $55,000 a year
  • Chemical Dependency Specialist/Case Manager $30,000 - $38,000 a year

SOURCE: http://www.simplyhired.com/salaries-k-sociology-major-jobs.html