Category: Careers in Sociology

The Sociology of Doing Nothing, Probation and COVID-19

Image of Bucharest, Romania. A large white bus drives past in a whirl and large buildings are in the background. The street in the foreground are empty, and one man looks transparent and diminutive in the background

This is the second article from our special series on Applied Sociologists and the COVID-19 Pandemic. Dr Marian Badea works as a Probation Inspector in the social policy sector, in Bucharest, Romania. Marian analyses reports and coordinates activities of probation officers in 42 regions.… Continue Reading “The Sociology of Doing Nothing, Probation and COVID-19”

Using Applied Sociology to Provide Care to Student Residents During COVID-19

Two young people stand together wearing COVID-19 face masks. On the left is a White man and on the right is a Black woman

This is the first article from our special series, Applied Sociologists and the Covid-19 Pandemic. Benjamin Drury works as a Resident Head, in the not-for-profit sector (service delivery), in Chicago, Illinois, USA. Writing in April 2020, Benjamin discusses how his role looking after the… Continue Reading “Using Applied Sociology to Provide Care to Student Residents During COVID-19”

Applying for an Applied Sociology Job

Learn how to apply for a job as an applied sociologist. Including how to communicate with your prospective employer, to how to write a cover letter, to what to write in your job application.

Creating a CV and Resume for Applied Sociology Jobs

How to write a curriculum vitae and resume for applied sociology jobs

How to Look for Work in Applied Sociology

A few strategies to finding work as an applied sociologist

Challenges and Opportunities in Applied Sociology Careers

Sociology graduates identify gaps in their vocational training and the careers they go into.

Sociology Careers in High Demand

In 2011, Career ┬áCast ranked the job of sociologist 11th amongst all professions in the USA, based on Department of Labour measures of work environment, stress and hiring outlook. In 2013, The Wall Street Journal announced that sociology was in 19th place in its… Continue Reading “Sociology Careers in High Demand”

Benefits of Sociology to Future Careers

A useful report on social science methodologies identifies four areas of innovation that will open up employment opportunities for applied sociologists. These methods will also help us contribute towards positive social change. The relevance to our community are as follows:

Applied sociology career spotlight: NGOs

Senegal-born sociologist Moustapha Diou began his career as a researcher for UNESCO. He then took an academic position in the USA, where he worked for 24 years, but he returned to Senegal as an applied sociologist.

Applied Sociology Career Spotlight: Graduate Programs versus Small Business

Here are some of the benefits of joining Graduate Training Schemes versus beginning your career in small to medium-sized enterprises.