Careers in Sociology

What kind of jobs can I get with a Sociology degree?

The skills and educational background gained in sociology are well-suited for work in the following industries and functions:

  • Analytics;
  • Communications;
  • Community Health;
  • Data Analyst;
  • Education;
  • Government;
  • Human Resources;
  • Immigration;
  • Justice;
  • Market Research;
  • Non-Profit Sector;
  • Public Policy Analysis;
  • Health Policy Analysis;
  • Public Relations;
  • Research.


Check out the Opportunities in Sociology report by the Canadian Sociological Association about career opportunities after your degree.

Where can I find help as I prepare to search for Jobs?

Western Student Experience and the Western Employment Resource Center offer assistance to current Undergraduate and Graduate students as they prepare for the workforce through:

  • Events and Workshops;
  • Job Fairs;
  • Networking Opportunities;
  • Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
  • Resume Writing Assistance;
  • Interview Preparation;
  • Job Search Strategies;
  • One-on-One Career Counselling Appointments

Social Science Career Apprenticeship (SSCA)

Social Science students who are expected to graduate in the spring (June) are eligible to participate in the Social Science Career Apprenticeship. Apprenticeships provide students with the opportunity to start their carrer right after graduation. Students will gain full-time paid work experience in London and be matched with an alumni mentor. Applications are due in February and the apprenticeship begins in May or June. To learn more and apply, visit Social Science Career Apprenticeship.

Western Career Launch and Professional Development Program for New Graduates

The Western Career Launch and Professional Development Program for New Graduates (Career Launch Program) is a pilot project that will create new Western staff positions for new graduates. The positions are for twenty-two months beginning in June 2022 which come with full-time hours and include competitive salaries and benefits. Graduates will be hired into diverse careers across the university and will be assigned projects that will advance Western’s new strategic plan. As new employees, participants will gain skills and experience in their field, enjoy a comprehensive calendar of professional development activities, and build relationships with a network of professional colleagues at Western and within the community. Participants will be partnered with a mentor throughout their two years of employment and receive ongoing professional develpment. To learn more about the available positions, visit Career Launch Program.