A liberal arts education prepares you for the challenges of a changing and unpredictable world, equipping you with the skills to communicate, debate, solve problems and think critically. Here's a sampling of careers paths for sociology majors.

First Jobs

  • Executive assistant, American Sociological Association, 
  • Assistant, Office of Population and Reproductive Health, U.S. Agency for International Development
  • Communications and development assistant, D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute, 
  • Marketing associate, L'Oreal USA
  • Managing director, TIGER Brokerage Group, Lake Forest, IL
  • Litigation paralegal New York
  • Campus organizer, U.S. Public Interest Research Group (USPIRG)
  • Community organizer, Cincinnati Faith and Justice Network
  • Video investment associate, MediaCom, New York
  • Secondary English teacher, Teach for America, Baltimore
  • Program coordinator, Harvard Business School for Executive Education
  • Editorial fellow, Modern Farmer Media, Hudson, New York
  • AVODAH corps member, DC Fiscal Policy Institute
  • Corps member, City Year, Seattle
  • Technology policy reporter, The Hill, Washington
  • Public service fellow, Cleveland Foundation
  • Fashion calendar manager, Council of Fashion Designers of America


  • Professor of sociology, Radford University
  • Magistrate, Cleveland Housing Court
  • President, Vanguard Equities, Inc.
  • Senior vice president, General Counsel, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company
  • Attorney, Pfau, Pfau & Marando
  • Pediatric psychologist, Salem, Oregon
  • Psychologist, University of North Carolina
  • Dean for faculty development, College of Wooster
  • Vice president, MetLIfe
  • Head of recruitment, Global Aerospace Logistics, LLC, Abu Dhabi
  • Executive vice president of enrollment management, Drury University
  • Industry manager, Facebook
  • Director of communications, Tufts University School of Medicine

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