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Introduction to Sociology 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 Crime and Deviance Many sociologists focus their research on understanding the roots of criminal and deviant behavior. Sociologists who focus on crime and deviance may conduct studies of juvenile delinquents, female criminals, or other subgroups of offenders. A background in this type of sociology prepares people for careers such as: • Law enforcement officer • Attorney • Prison administrator Healthcare An understanding of changing demographics and culture is essential for keeping members of a society healthy. Some sociologists apply their knowledge to the field of healthcare. They might take the following kinds of jobs: • Doctor • Psychiatrist • Marriage or family counselor...
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