Possible career paths in the field of sociology, which may require a bachelor's, master's or doctorate, include:
- Social Worker
- College Professor
- Community Development
- High School Teacher
- Law Enforcement
- College Advisement/Recruitment
For additional information search the Occupational Outlook Handbook at www.bls.gov/ooh.
Students interested in sociology may be interested in pursuing a degree in social work.
|National Quick Facts: Social Workers|
|2015 Median Pay||$45,900 per year
$22.07 per hour
|Typical Entry-Level Education||Bachelor's Degree in Social Work|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2014||649,300|
|Job Outlook, 2014-24||12% (Faster than average)|
|Employment Change, 2014-24||74,800|
What Social Workers Do
Social workers help people solve and cope with problems.
For more information visit www.bls.gov/ooh/community-and-social-service/social-workers.htm.