Skip to Main Content

Home Explore Careers

Sociologists

Overview

Sociologists study the behavior and interaction of people in groups. They research the characteristics of families, communities, the workplace, religious and business organizations, and many other segments of society. By studying a group, sociologists can gain insight about individuals; they can develop ideas about the roles of gender, race, age, and other social traits in human interaction. This research helps the government, schools, and other organizations address social problems and understand social patterns. In addition to research, a sociologist may teach, publish, consult, or counsel. 

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Master's Degree

Certification/License

Recommended

Outlook

Decline
Personality Traits

Curious

Problem-Solving

Social

Career Ladder
Department Head or Consultant

Professor or Experienced Sociologist

College Instructor or Entry-Level Sociologist

Research Assistant or Interviewer