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Like all liberal arts majors, students earning degrees in Sociology possess numerous marketable skills sought by employers in business, health professions, the criminal justice system, social services, and government.
The ability to communicate well, both verbally and in a written format; to critically analyze and solve problems; to learn new information quickly and thoroughly; and to bring individual insight to a team format are the transferable skills which will hold a sociology major in good stead after graduation.
Sociology is a wonderful pre-professional degree for individuals interested in law, education, medicine, social work, and counseling.
Whether or not a student of sociology goes on to receive a graduate degree, good grades, a willingness to relocate, and perseverance can help an individual with a Bachelor’s degree secure a position in any of the following areas:
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ACCORDING TO BLS OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK 2010-11
Overall employment of sociologists is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations through 2018.
Positions in policy research, product development, marketing, and advertising will be quite good for the skills and training of a sociologist.
Job growth will be better in the Federal Government because of the large number of upcoming retirees.
2008 Median annual earnings of social scientists = $68.5k with the lowest 10% averaging $40.7k and the highest 10% averaging $122k.
In 2009, the Federal Government listed the average annual salaries as $100.8.
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