About the job:

What you do

As a Sociologist, you study human behavior by observing and compiling data on the way people interact together. Your research helps a lot of different groups to make decisions. You may choose to focus on topics such as Crime, Education, Racial and Ethnic Relations, Poverty and more.

The tough stuff

As a Sociologist, you must know that:  

  • Sociology is a popular field of study with a relatively small number of available positions 
  • Getting an advanced degree will help increase your chances of finding a job
The cool stuff

As a Sociologist, you will get to:

  • Help Administrators, Educators, Lawmakers, and Social Workers to solve problems 
  • Enjoy certain job benefits if you're working in a University setting, such as paid vacation and tuition assistance
Typical work hours
  • 40 hours per week

Are you the right fit?

Classes you should be good at
  • Sociology
Best high school track(s)
  • Economics/Sociology
Personal qualities
  • Understanding what you hear
  • Understanding written information
  • Reasoning & Problem Solving

Will you make money?

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Education stuff:

Education required
  • To become a Sociologist, you need a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences, such as Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Economics or Political Science
  • Taking a few classes in Mathematics and Statistics is also a plus 
  • You will need a Master’s (1-3 years) or a Doctoral degree (4-5 years) to become a University Sociologist or to conduct Independent research
Helpful resources
Local universities
International universities