Career Options

Careers for Sociology Majors

  • Counselor/Case Manager
  • Sales/Marketing
  • Anthropologist
  • Criminologist
  • Research Scientist
  • FBI/CIA Agent
  • Correctional Officer
  • Journalist
  • Social Services Case Manager
  • Nonprofit Program Coordinator
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Teacher

Starting Salary1

The typical starting salary for a sociology major is $32,388. The typical salary after 10-19 years is $57,835.

Job Titles of People with Sociology Degrees

  • Attorney, Feminist Majority Foundation
  • Vice President for News Editorials, Knight-Ridder, Inc.
  • Director, Community Television, Santa Cruz
  • Music Director and Conductor, The Berkeley Symphony
  • Deputy Public Defender, Riverside County Public Defender’s Office
  • Director of Research, The National Jury Project
  • Founder and Owner, New Leaf Community Markets
  • Managing Editor, Image magazine, San Francisco Examiner
  • Applied Sociologist, British Columbia
  • Care Coordinator, Alternatives in Psychological Consultation
  • Correctional Counselor, California Department of Corrections
  • AdWords Associate Manager, Google
  • Player Development Manager, NFL
  • ConsumerMarket Researcher, Founder of Opinion Technology Company
  • HR Policy Writer, Veritas
  • Membership and Development Manager, San Diego Museum of Art
  • Strategist, Egg Strategy
  • Lead Organizer, California Sierra Club

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.


  1. Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit
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