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Careers in Sociology 1 Running Head: CAREER OPTIONS FOR A GRADUATE WITH A DEGREE IN SOCIOLOGY Career Options for a Student Graduating with a BA, MA/PhD in Sociology Tyler Weed Western New England College – Springfield In partial fulfillment of the requirements for SOC101 Dr. Michaela Simpson October 23, 2007
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Careers in Sociology 2 ABSTRACT This research paper focuses on careers in sociology as well as the schooling a person should go through to achieve a degree in sociology. The degrees covered in this research paper are Bachelor’s, Master’s, and Doctorates. As you read, you will see that the more advanced you are in your schooling, the narrower the job field is however you will also notice that the prestige is greater. This paper will also cover the topic of which courses best compliment a sociology degree to make a graduate more marketable. The final area covered is the differences between clinical and applied sociology as well as career planning and paths for a clinical sociologist.
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Careers in Sociology 3 CAREER OPTIONS FOR A GRADUATE WITH A DEGREE IN SOCIOLOGY Graduating with a degree in sociology is a great step towards earning the executive home with a three-car garage. However good a degree in sociology may be, other things are still necessary, for example, to improve your marketability to companies especially in the corporate world, a good compliment to your sociology is essential. What is meant by compliment is either a double major or minor, such as a double major in business marketing, which will be covered more in-depthly in the research. There is also the possibility of advanced degrees in the field of sociology, which could be a Masters of Doctorate. These degrees have more specifics career prospects but are an improvement in their specific areas. Whether or not you decide to further your education and get an advanced degree there are still other options available to you. There are hundreds of possibilities that a degree in sociology opens, ranging from education to criminal justice. Another decision that a sociology graduate must make is which field to go into, clinical or applied. The two choices will be explained in more depth as well as career possibilities and preparation analyzed. The purpose of the present study was to analyze a degree in sociology from beginning to the end (not death, just careers). The study will help students make decisions about what to double major or minor in while still in school. It will also show what aspects of life sociology can help you with, while also explaining a few of the career paths a graduate can take. Finally, the study will show the differences in applied and clinical sociology so that the reader can decide for them self that is the right path of sociology to take, and why.
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Careers in Sociology 4 WHY SOCIOLOGY ROCKS Basic sociology courses allow students to focus on theoretical issues trough a vast array of different research methods as well as statistics. Sociology courses allow students to become more interactive learners.
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