Diverse Fields

UW-Madison classroom lecture

A sociology degree serves as an excellent springboard for careers in many diverse areas, including business, law, government,  education, research, and mission-driven non-profit organizations.  Recent graduates reported finding jobs as caseworkers, non-profit administrators, managers, paralegals, crime scene technicians, human rights advocates, computer consultants, market researchers, teachers, and survey research assistants. These are job categories that are expected to grow, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Sociology majors also report finding these careers very satisfying, especially when the work is closely related to what they learn as a sociology majors. By four years after graduation, 80 percent of those majors have changed jobs, often staying in the same field.  These job changes frequently include promotions, salary increases, better benefits, more responsibilities, and increasingly interesting work. For more information, click here.