What Sociologists Do - Clergy International Relations and...

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What Sociologists Do People with training in sociology pursue a variety of different career and research paths. Because “society” is such a broad field of study, a background in sociology helps support dozens of different career choices. What follows are several broad areas in which sociologists frequently choose to apply their skills and interests. Social Welfare Some people pursue degrees in sociology because they want to change society for the better. They study problems such as poverty, prejudice, and world hunger and attempt to find solutions. Jobs that relate to these kinds of interests include: Social worker Child welfare worker Adoption agency worker Foreign aid worker Peace Corps/VISTA volunteer
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Unformatted text preview: Clergy International Relations and Diplomacy Maintaining good relations with other societies is always important. Sociologists who specialize in international relations must understand the intricacies of how their society interacts with others. Interest in international relations might lead to such jobs as: • Diplomat • Public relations representative • Government communications worker Education Many people study sociology because they want to develop more effective ways to educate a society’s youth or because they want to continue learning and teaching about sociology itself. Such people might hold the following types of jobs: • K-12 teacher • College professor • Educational policy-maker...
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This note was uploaded on 11/30/2011 for the course SOCIOLOGY SO 101 taught by Professor - during the Summer '11 term at Montgomery.

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