Sociologists: Schools and Careers

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Sociologists - Career Information

Career information and college search tools for sociologists and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

The Top Cities tab shows employment statistics for Sociologists by major metro area.

The Top Industries tab shows which industries have the most jobs for Sociologists, along with salary data by industry.

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Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Sociologists relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Sacramento 70 $72910 4.3
Roseville 70 $72910 4.3
Arden 70 $72910 4.3
Arcade 70 $72910 4.3
San Diego 40 $96630 1.57
Carlsbad 40 $96630 1.57
Los Angeles 220 $121820 2.05
Long Beach 220 $121820 2.05
Anaheim 220 $121820 2.05
San Francisco 210 $96630 4.96
Oakland 210 $96630 4.96
Hayward 210 $96630 4.96
San Jose 0 $79670 0
Sunnyvale 0 $79670 0
Santa Clara 0 $79670 0

North Carolina

Durham 90 $77620 16.01
Chapel Hill 90 $77620 16.01


Seattle 60 $65230 1.61
Tacoma 60 $65230 1.61
Bellevue 60 $65230 1.61


Madison 0 $37880 0
Milwaukee 60 $53850 3.68
Waukesha 60 $53850 3.68
West Allis 60 $53850 3.68
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Career Stories (Job Profiles) for Sociologists

To find out more about building a career as Sociologists, we spoke with professionals in the field across a variety of specialties. Learn about their experiences on the job, the steps they took to complete their education, and what it takes to excel in this industry. Click the link to see a story.

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Most Popular Industries (as of 2008) for:

Industries representing at least 1% of total jobs for the occupation.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industry Jobs Percent Salary
Professional And Technical Services 2,120 48% $73,070
Education 1,420 32% $61,430
Non-profit 400 9% $89,090
Government 400 9% $58,420
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