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Careers and Internships

Career Paths in Sociology

One of the biggest insecurities for students deciding on whether or not they would like to major in sociology is the uncertainty of a career path. Like most social sciences, the broad spectrum of sociological education makes it difficult to pinpoint a certain career. Although, this broadness is what also makes it linkable to a wide variety of careers and creates bridges to many types of goals

The American Sociological Association is a website that was highly recommended by staff members for those looking to explore careers in sociology. The website offers the chance to join a community that shares constant discussion and information on sociological research and issues. Through this website, students can make connections with other members and individuals who are already working in the field of sociology or just share a common interest within the subject. The association hosts annual meetings where students could create even bigger connections and play an active role in the nationwide sociology community.

Careers in Sociology

* may require additional education or experience

  • Adoption Agent
  • Aging Specialist
  • Alcohol and Drug Case Worker
  • Child Welfare Officer
  • City Planner *
  • Clergy *
  • Community Service Agency Worker
  • Compensation/Benefits Worker
  • Congressional Aid
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Criminologist *
  • Data Analyst
  • Delinquency Counselor
  • Family Guidance Clinic Worker
  • Foster Care Worker
  • Gerontologist *
  • Mental Health Worker
  • News Correspondent
  • Parole/Probation Officer
  • Peace Corps/VISTA Worker
  • Personnel Interviewer
  • Personnel Specialist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Reporter
  • Research Assistant
  • Publi Opinion Survey

Sociology Internship Partners

  • Savage Mt. Youth Camp
  • Baltimore City DJS Office
  • Maryland Emergency Management Agency
  • Cumberland YMCA
  • Beall Elementary School
  • Maryland Park Service / Western Md. Consortium
  • United Cerebral Palsy
  • Anne Arundel County Police Department
  • Hagerstown YMCA
  • Allegany County Girls Group Home
  • Harford County DJS Office