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Sociologists In Demand

General Information

Description

Study human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.

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Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure

Industry areas

  • Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+5%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$98,590

Military salary*

$95,918

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State-by-state Salary

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$141,530
$35,530
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Doctoral degree 50%
  • Master's degree 30%
  • Bachelor's degree 10%
  • Post-doctoral training 10%
  • High school 0%
  • Some college 0%
  • Associate's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.
  • Artistic — You have an interest in creating visual artwork, performances, written works, food or music.
  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • English Language
  • Education and Training
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Mathematics

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