JOB MARKET FOR SOCIOLOGY GRADUATES AND POSTGRADUATES

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Sociology is the study of social life, social change, social causes and consequences of human behaviour. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and find out that how people interact within these contexts. Since human behaviour is shaped by social factors, the subject matter of sociology ranges from the intimate family to the hostile mob; from organized crime to religious practices; from the divisions of race, gender, and social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture and community development.

Subject Sociology creates it’s important position as professional subject for National, international organizations. A large number of job openings advertised by various Public and Private Organizations required Graduation or Post-Graduation in Sociology. Major Fields of sociology or Development Sector, National and International humanitarian Organizations, Research institutes, Colleges and universities, Research and marketing of various home appliances and human use products.     

Given the breadth, adaptability, and utility of studying Sociology, employment opportunities can be classified in different portions. The following list of possibilities is only illustrative – many other paths may be open to you. 

Community & Service Professions

  • Social Welfare Department.
  • Women Development Department
  • Labour Department
  • Child Protection
  • Criminal justice
  • Investigations
  • Police officer
  • Probation officer
  • Rehabilitation officer
  • Parole
  • Law school
  • Paralegal
  • Community program specialist
  • Special programs officer
  • Activist

Health Services:

  • Medical Social Officer
  • Family planning
  • Rehabilitation counselling
  • Health planning
  • Hospital admissions
  • Case management
  • Social service organizations
  • Social work
  • Counselling
  • Special Persons Schools and Colleges
  • women’s shelters Homes
  • Suicide prevention
  • Group work with children/youth/elderly

Education

College/University:

  • Research
  • Teaching Faculty

Teaching:

  • Elementary
  • Secondary
  • Higher education

Urban & Rural Planning:

  • City planner’s office
  • Rural planner
  • Consultant for urban planning
  • Recreation Specialist
  • Community development
  • Environmental groups

UNO & Other International Humanitarian Organizations

  • WHO
  • UNDP
  • UNHCR
  • ILO
  • WFP
  • UNESCAP
  • UNESCO
  • World Bank
  • UNICEF

Business/Management

  • Advertising
  • Marketing
  • Publishing
  • Public relations
  • Consumer research
  • Programming
  • Media (radio/television)
  • Human resources management
  • Corporate training and development
  • Training and capacity Building