Career Presentation

By: Marilyn Fuentes

Career Research

The job I looked into is being a sociologist. This job studies the human society. Typical responsibilities include working in an office, designing research projects to test theories about social issues.


The job of a sociologist requires a degree such as a Ph.D or a masters or a bachelor's. No on-the-job training is required.

Prefered job skills

Skills that are needed are analytical skills, communication skills, critical-thinking skills, problem-solving skills and writing skills.


The average salary of a sociologist is about $74,000. It just depends on where you work and for who you work with/for and etc.

Work environment

Sociologists usually work in offices, and environments like that. Because this career is in an office, there aren't that many health risks.

Job Outlook

The career of a sociologist is likely to increase by approximately 15% until 2022.

Career Connections

"I'm not interested in preserving the status quo; I want to overthrow it.”
Niccolò Machiavelli

“My dear, I used to think I was serving humanity . . . and I pleasured in the thought. Then I discovered that humanity does not want to be served; on the contrary it resents any attempt to serve it. So now I do what pleases myself.”
Robert A. Heinlein, Stranger in a Strange Land

High School Preparation


Sociology and AP Psych. This helps because it gives me an idea of what I am interested in doing for the rest of my life.

Extra-curricular Activities

Key Club and Snowball. These activities would prove to be beneficial because they require interacting with people which is exactly what a budding sociologist needs.

Work/Volunteer Experience

A person who would want to have a career as a sociologist should consider volunteering at charity events or somewhere where they would get firsthand experience on interacting with people.


Three people that I would use as a reference include:

Mr. Jason Markey: East Leyden Principal, District 212

Dr. Fran Brady: East Leyden Digital Literacy teacher, District 212

Mr. Kurt Schuett: East Leyden English teacher, District 212

Post-Secondary Plans


Colleges that interest me are: New York University, Brown University, Stanford University.

Training/Certificate Programs

The career of a sociologist requires a Ph.D or Master's, or Bachelor's. There is no on-the-job training.

Internship/ Apprenticeship Opportunities

An internship that would best help a budding sociologist is one that applies one's knowledge to action and that is in a real life situation.

Sociology explained with three simple concepts