Careers after Sociology

The 21st century labor market is fast-changing, increasingly global, and technology driven. The jobs you will apply for when you graduate may not yet exist. As a sociology graduate you will learn how to navigate the 21st century. Specifically, you will learn to:

Conduct research and analyze data. Analyze quantitative and qualitative data to recognize social trends and identify causes and consequences of diverse social phenomena. Conduct market research, opinion polling, and program evaluation.

Communicate skillfully. Learn to effectively convey ideas orally and in writing.

Think critically. Learn to look beyond the surface of issues and discover fundamental causes. Build your analytical skills.

Gain a global and historical perspective. Learn about different societies and their development over time.

Prepare for graduate or professional school. Build a solid foundation for postgraduate work in a variety of fields, including law, business, urban planning, labour relations, social work, medicine, public health, public administration and, of course, sociology.

Our graduates have gone on to jobs in:

  • Health administration
  • Business administration
  • Education administration
  • Criminal justice
  • Policing
  • Social work
  • Public relations
  • Marketing
  • Public opinion research
  • Journalism
  • Government research
  • Trade union research
  • Academic research
  • Teaching
  • Labour relations
  • Urban and regional planning
  • Evaluation research
  • Child welfare
  • Gerontology
  • Law
  • Medicine