Careers in Sociology - What’s Next?
There are literally thousands of jobs you will be qualified for with an MA in Sociology. In fact, the Sociology department has resource binder for Sociology students that has the career history of over 200 of our alumni – come check it out!
Sociologists can become teachers at the high school or University level. As part of the academic role at the University level, sociologists may conduct research in multinational corporations, factories, banks, retail stores, government agencies, hospitals, restaurants, nursing homes, and countless other settings. Their findings may influence how the business world works.
Sociologists work in a variety of corporate settings as consultants, developers, and CEOs! Corporate sociologists conduct training programs and contract research for businesses and organizations; they propose and evaluate various personnel and industrial relations programs. Some are labor relations experts who serve as mediators of work disputes.
Sociologists work in research departments and participate in organizational analysis and development. They engage in research and strategic planning in departments of human resources, industrial relations, public relations, and marketing.
Many of the people who have completed our coterminal MA program work in the non-profit sector; some launch their own philanthropic organizations! The interdisciplinary nature of the sociology discipline aids our graduates in the non-profit world.
Detailed information regarding opportunities for Sociologists can be found on the American Sociological Association’s website under "Careers and Jobs"
The Stanford Career Development Center is an invaluable resource!