Sociology Degree

Sociology is the study of the big picture of life.

Sociologists are the people who study and interpret human behavior, interaction and organization as it relates to social, political and economic forces. The effect that social influences have on different groups and individuals are of particular interest to sociologists.

They use their skills to help test theories about social issues, collect data and then analyze it. Their findings can be used in reports or articles, or shared with other sociologists.

The majority of jobs in the field of sociology require a minimum of a master’s degree. Doctorate degrees are required for some positions, including in academia.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts job growth for sociologists will increase by 15 percent over the next decade. Sociologists earn an average annual salary of $74,960.

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