Careers and Professions Open to Sociology Majors

Increasingly, a large number of professional careers are requiring a master's degree. Given the breath and versatility of a sociology degree, our major's are able to pursue a broad range of careers with respect to master's degree programs. As a consequence, it is important that sociology majors recognize that when considering their career options they have a wide selection of fields and occupations from which to choose. Some of the primary fields and careers include:

General Fields and Examples of Career Choices


  • Public Health Administrator
  • Physical Therapist
  • Speech and Language Therapist
  • Health Care Policy Analyst
  • Health and Safety Officer

Law & Criminal Justice

  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Attorney
  • Forensic Psychologist
  • Crime Scene Investigator
  • Legal Staff Supervisor

Counseling & Human Services

  • Social Worker
  • School Counselor
  • Family and Marriage Therapist
  • Drug Abuse Counselor
  • Human Service Administrator

Communications & Journalism

  • Journalist
  • Publicist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Broadcaster
  • Editor/Publisher

Community Planning

  • Urban Planner
  • Housing Developer
  • Environmental Designer
  • Public Recreation and Parks Administrator
  • Natural Resource Planner


  • Teacher
  • Education Testing Specialist
  • Education Administrator
  • Education Policy Analyst
  • Librarian

Social & International Issues

  • Environmental Policy Analyst
  • Conservationist
  • Consumer Affairs Consultant
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Foreign Affairs Officer


  • Athletic Director
  • Hotel/Restaurant Manager
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Benefits Administrator
  • Industrial Relations Analyst

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