Department of Sociology
450 Philip Hoffman Hall
Houston, TX 77204-3012
Phone: (713) 743-3940
Fax: (713) 743-3943
Careers in Sociology
Resources for Sociology Majors Seeking Jobs
- American Sociological Association (ASA) Report – 21st Century Careers with an Undergraduate Degree in Sociology (2009) – Report includes sections on “Where Do Recent Sociology Graduates Work?,” “What Can I Do to Start My Career Now?,” and “What about Graduate School?”
- CollegeGrad.com – An award wining website focusing on entry-level jobs
- Idealist.org – Site focuses on the non-profit sector and can be used for locating volunteer opportunities and internships as well as postings for employment
- Makingthedifference.org/index.shtml – A student-oriented site for locating jobs and internships in the federal government.
- Ourpublicservice.org/OPS/ -- Partnership for Public Service’s website that provides additional information on applying for federal government jobs.
- Rileyguide.com/social.html – Riley Guide that includes job postings in the social science fields
- SocialService.Com – Website to find social service or social work jobs, whether in mental health, substance abuse, children and youth, medical social work, criminal justice, domestic violence, counseling, community organizing and outreach, homelessness or a variety of other human service areas.
- USAjobs.gov – Main job bank site for federal government jobs