Career Options after Sociology Hons.

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Eleanor Roosevelt wrote a fabulous quote – “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Sociology graduates learn a variety of skills which gives them an upper hand when job recruitments take place. They are able to better understand the diverse societal conditions and therefore perform well in social institutions and organizations including hospitals and educational institutes. They can even initiate and publish research studies on specific issues of societal concern.

While many sociology graduates are appointed in the field of social welfare, they often deal with a diversified client group ranging from voluntary and charitable organizations to educational institutions and even governmental authorities. Excellent opportunities also exist in the civil services. Sociology graduate students can become community development workers, and initiate programmes to uplift the poor and marginalized sections of the society and can also take the position of educational teachers. Another interesting career option is becoming an international aid worker. It is suitable for those who are willing to contribute to humanity by providing assistance to people around the globe in terms of healthcare, sanitation and financial/medical assistance.

For those sociology graduates who are also good at mathematical-logical skills and statistics, a good option could be to become an actuarial analyst and work in the insurance sector to design and plan policies. Moreover, those interested in the medical field can opt for becoming a hospital chaplain, thereby contributing to holistic care of afflicted patients by improving their social, emotional, spiritual health. In the corporate world, sociology graduates can also be hired for the position of Human resources officer (HR) to monitor and train employees. They can also take up the job of a Probation officer, one who evaluates people on probation and recommend appropriate rehabilitation courses as well as occupational training for them so as to help in their reintegration in society as well as to channelize their potential in the right direction. As a Public Relations (PR) officer, a sociology graduate student can use suitable social media platforms to publicize and improve the reputation of the company they are working for. They can also influence their clients by showing understanding and support for them.

These are just a few of the wide range of possibilities. A crucial thing to remember that many companies and organizations appoint those who are able to perform versatile tasks irrespective of their field of specialization, so go confidently in the direction of your dreams.

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