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Sociology

   The Sociology major: A major in Sociology provides the student with a basic understanding of the causes and consequences of the ways people behave in relation to one another. It is a pertinent field of study for anyone whose work focuses on human behavior, whether the work is in sales, politics, law, management, instruction, advertising, journalism, research, criminal justice, or social welfare.

Departmental Website:
http://www.rutgers-newark.rutgers.edu/socant/


   Please click on the tabs below to see a list of sample occupations possible with an Sociology degree and a list employers who have hired Rutgers-Newark students with a degree in Sociology.

  • Sample Occupations
  • Employers who have Hired R-N Graduates

Sample Occupations

  • Market Research Analyst
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Urban/Regional Planner
  • Teacher, Arts/Humanities
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Career Planning and Placement Director
  • Cooperative Extension Agent
  • Correctional Caseworker
  • Police Officer
  • Corrections Officer
  • Peace Corps/VISTA Worker
  • Community Service Agency Worker
  • Political Systems Researcher
  • Minority Groups & Race Relations Specialist
  • Consumer Survey Supervisor
  • Motivational Researcher
  • Population Studies Researcher
  • Criminologist
  • Penologist
  • Researcher
  • Public Health Statistician
  • Cottage Parent
  • Clergy
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Sociologist
  • Writer/Author
  • Personnel Interviewer
  • Public Administrator/Manager
  • Human Resources Administrator
  • Compensation/Benefits Administrator
  • Financial Aid Director
  • Sales Representative
  • Fund-raiser/Development Officer
  • Career Counselor
  • Job Analyst
  • Legal Assistant
  • Public Opinion Interviewer
  • Demographer
  • Trainer
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Customs/Immigration Officer
  • Specialist Ergometrician
  • Community Relations Director
  • Congressional Aide
  • Day Care Worker
  • Hospice Coordinator
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Insurance Claim Adjuster/Examiner
  • Customer Service Representative
  • Underwriter
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Prison Classification Interviewer
  • Trade Show Layout Coordinator
  • Convention Planner
  • Missionary

Employers Who Have Hired R-N Graduates

  • New Jersey Division of Youth and Family Services
  • Catholic Community Services
  • State of New Jersey
  • St. Claire's Homes & AIDS Resource
  • Youth Advocate Program
  • Association of Retarded Citizens
  • National Association of Anorexia and Associated Disorders
  • Prudential
  • Department of Environmental Protection
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • National Clearinghouse on Marital & Date Rape
  • New Jersey Transit
  • Hyacinth AIDS Foundation
  • Elizabeth Coalition to House the Homeless
  • International Institute of New Jersey
  • Economic Development Commission
  • Kessler Institute
  • Children's Specialized Hospital
  • The United Way
  • The Program for Women and Families
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