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

Sociologists Skills

Below are the skills needed to be sociologists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Reading Comprehension4.124.88
Active Listening44.62
Social Perceptiveness44.25
Writing44.75
Active Learning3.884.12

Sociologists Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be sociologists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Oral Expression4.255
Written Comprehension4.254.62
Oral Comprehension4.125
Written Expression4.124.88
Deductive Reasoning44.25

Sociologists Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be sociologists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
Sociology and Anthropology56.64
English Language4.455.5
Education and Training4.145.86
Mathematics3.484.81
Computers and Electronics34.05

Sociologists Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being sociologists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Analyzing Data or Information4.826.27
Getting Information4.776.18
Interacting With Computers4.593.68
Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others4.555.73
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge4.525.86

Sociologists Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being sociologists according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Analytical Thinking4.95
Achievement/Effort4.73
Persistence4.73
Integrity4.68
Initiative4.55

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Sociologists

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Sociologists jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim370 $103,480
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward290 $95,100
Durham-Chapel Hill140 $92,100
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade120 $82,980
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach70 $79,190
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue50 $73,370
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario30 $81,600
MadisonN/A N/A
PittsburghN/A N/A
San Diego-CarlsbadN/A N/A

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to sociologists

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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