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Job Prospects for the B.A. Graduate in Sociology from the American Sociological Association

  • Social Services—in rehabilitation, case management, group work with youth or the elderly, recreation or administration
  • Community Work—in fund-raising for social service organizations, nonprofits, child-care or community development agencies or environmental groups
  • Corrections—in probation, parole or other criminal justice work
  • Business—in advertising, marketing and consumer research, insurance, real estate, personnel work, training or sales
  • College Settings—in admissions, alumni relations or placement offices
  • Health Services—in family planning, substance abuse, rehabilitation counseling, health planning, hospital admissions and insurance companies
  • Publishing, Journalism, and Public Relations—in writing, research and editing
  • Government Services—in federal, state and local government jobs in such areas as transportation, housing, agriculture and labor
  • Teaching—in elementary and secondary schools, in conjunction with appropriate teacher certification.