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Career as Sociologist

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Sociologists study human social behavior through group formations and social, political, economic and religious institutions in the society. They specialize in studying the impact of sociological studies on education, media, race and ethnicity, revolution, war and peace, gender roles, family, urban, rural, political and comparative sociology.



  • Observe how individuals interact with each other in specific groups and situations
  • Analyze, define, test and explain human behavior
  • Study the origin and development of social groups
  • Conduct sociological research and draw conclusions
  • Make evaluations which are relevant for social institutions and programs
  • Conduct research for marketing organizations
Skills required
  • Interest in people and society
  • Curiosity
  • Meticulous approach
  • Counseling and interviewing skills
  • Keen sense of observation
  • Analytical mind
  • Patience

Employment Opportunities

Sociologist find jobs in:

  • Advertising agencies
  • Journalism and media
  • Media research
  • International studies
  • Gender studies
  • Criminology and criminal justice
  • Social Work
  • Consulting
  • Hospital
  • Government & Political action groups
  • Industry
  • Rural & child welfare
  • Medical Aid Institutions
  • Market Research

Recruiting Sectors

  • Schools
  • Colleges
  • Universities
  • NGO’s
  • Government organizations working in child and rural development

How do I get there?

  • Std XII

    Stream: Any

  • Graduation

    Sociology/ BSW

  • Postgraduation


  • Goal


Where to study?

Prestigious Institutes in India

Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat

Nagpur University, Nagpur

Utkal University, Odisha

Offering Under Graduate Courses

  • Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI)

Offering Post Graduate Courses

  • Bharathiar University
  • Jamia Millia Islamia (JMI)
  • Osmania University

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