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Occupations of Sociology Graduates

A question asked frequently by interested students (and their parents) is "what can I do with a degree in Sociology?" Below we've listed actual job titles/occupations of some of our OSU graduates.

Occupations held with a Bachelor's degree:

  • Linn-Benton County Transportation Coordinator
  • Portland Area Women's Shelter Counselor
  • Youth Advocate, Camp Fire USA
  • Research Assistant, Summit Research Network
  • Foster Home Certifier, Oregon Youth Authority
  • Director of Parks and Recreation Services, Tualatin Hills
  • Human Services Child Welfare Program Manager

Students who went on for advanced degrees (Master's or Doctorate) hold the following occupations:

  • Portland Elementary School Teacher
  • Vice-President, multi-national bank
  • Psychiatric Social Worker
  • Professor of Public Health
  • Professor of Sociology

The American Sociological Association has a detailed listing of occupations and careers for sociologists, as well as an Online Search Engine to see job postings across the country for which sociologists are qualified.