According to a survey by the American Sociological Association (ASA), the largest occupational groups for recent sociology graduates were “social services, counselors, and psychologists”, “administrative support”, “management”, and “marketing”. The skills most often listed by sociology graduates on their resumes were ability to “use statistical software”, “write a report understandable by non-sociologists”, “interpret the results of data gathering”, and “develop data-based arguments”. The ASA also notes that sociology teaches about race, class, gender, and working with diverse groups, which are important skills in today’s workplaces. For more details, see the report, “What Are They Doing With a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology?” at the ASA web site. Additionally, a post on the Everyday Sociology blog summarizes and offers advice for job-seekers based on the report.
Other sources of information include:
- US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Reports from other universities about jobs obtained by their majors: