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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. 

Career Options

  • 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

Educational Qualifications

  • • Class 10+2

Personal Skills

  • • Appreciating the complexity and diversity of social situations • Applying sociological theory to society's organizations
  • including schools
  • 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.

Courses to be pursued

  • • B.Sc. (Hons) Sociology • M.Sc. (Hons) Sociology • Ph.D. in Sociology

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Working Conditions

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.

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Successful Persons

M.N. Srinivas

Srinivas in his lifetime was widely regarded as India’s foremost sociologist and social anthropologist. He was a scholar who illuminated the complexity of social life in modern India. His collected essays span a wide range of themes - from the social impact of science to Gandhi's religious ideas, from the history of anthropology to excursions in autobiography.

Yogesh Atal

He is an Indian sociologist. He holds a PhD degree and D.Sc. (honoris causa) in social anthropology. Yogesh Atal joined UNESCO in 1974 and retired in 1997 as Principal Director in Social Sciences. He has been an author and editor of a number of books on development related themes.

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