7 sectors that employ sociologistsEditorial Team565|4Last Updated:09:00 am, July 20, 2012
Sociology is the study of human behaviour in a societal context. The field of sociology includes race and ethnic relations, social structural groups, social categories (class, race and gender) and so on.
It also integrates knowledge from variety of discipline like psychology, economics, political sociology, history, anthropology etc.
Sociology is an increasingly popular field that offers a range of career paths. Sociologists can work in the following fields:
1. Social work
As sociologists have the basic understanding of human behaviour in different strata of society, they prefer to work at Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) as a social worker.
2. Marketing field
Sociologists are trained to recognize the trends and commonalities with specific social group and so they are in a better position to develop specific marketing plans for a company.
Sociologists can carry an independent research as well as in collaboration with other fields like psychology, anthropology, economics, history and so on.
4. Corporate Social Responsibility
Beyond making profit, companies are responsible for making an impact on people and the planet. Sociologists, therefore, play an important role in CSR.
With an advanced degree and a rich research experience, sociologists can also opt for teaching field.
Sociologists also have an ample of opportunities in the field of media as a writer, editor on social issues.
7. Community programs
Sociologist can also work on community development program for schools, health centers, hospitals, private and public sectors and so on.