A sociologist is a person who studies society and social behavior by examining the groups, cultures, organizations, social institutions, and processes development of people. Most sociologists work really hard in research organizations, colleges, and universities, regional and federal government and consulting service firms.
Jobs directly related to sociology degree include:
• Advice worker
• Community development worker
• Family support worker
• Further education teacher
• International aid/development worker
• Social researcher
• Social worker
• Youth worker
Courses to be pursued
• B.Sc. (Hons) Sociology
• M.Sc. (Hons) Sociology
• Ph.D. in Sociology
Sociologists are very lucky as they spend a large part of their day in pleasant offices, libraries and classrooms. They also spend time reading to keep up with rapid growth of the sociology field. Sometimes for their field study, they need to travel to remote areas or interviewing people from many different backgrounds. Thus, sociologists should be adapted to work independently and also know about interaction with a wide variety of people. Working hours are often flexible. They normally work for more than forty hours a week.
• Appreciating the complexity and diversity of social situations • Applying sociological theory to society's organizations
hospitals and offices • Researching
judging and evaluating complex information • Making reasoned arguments • Knowledge and understanding of research methods
analysis and statistical techniques • Developing opinions and new ideas on societal issues • Working collaboratively • The ability to understand
scrutinize and re-assess common perceptions of the social world • Relating sociological knowledge to social
public and civic policy • Organizing work and meeting deadlines.