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What Do Sociologists Do?

This graph shows the job categories of Sociology BA graduates 18 months after graduation. It was most common for graduates to work in social service organizations.  

a graph showing the early jobs of Sociology BA graduates

The bar graph above shows the job categories of the early jobs of sociology BA graduates, 18 months after graduation.

Job Category Percentage of Graduates
Social services 22%
Administrative support 17%
Sales or Marketing 13%
Teachers or Librarians 12%
Service occupations 9%
Other Professionals 9%
Management-related 8%
Social Science Researcher 5%
Other Occupations 6%

Learn more about the types of work that sociologists do:

Here are some jobs that our alumni do:

Social/ Community services:  

  • Volunteer manager
  • Settlement worker
  • Youth counsellor
  • Recreation coordinator
  • Community program coordinator

Administrative/ Business:

  • Human Resources (HR) specialist
  • Project manager
  • Diversity consultant
  • Human rights officer

Sales and marketing:

  • Social media manager
  • Marketing coordinator
  • Communications specialist
  • Public Relations (PR) specialist


  • Market research analyst
  • Policy analyst


  • Teacher
  • Professor
  • Lawyer or paralegal
  • Immigration officer
  • Social worker
  • Interaction/UX designer