By: Marilyn Fuentes
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.
Sociologists usually work in offices, and environments like that. Because this career is in an office, there aren't that many health risks.
The career of a sociologist is likely to increase by approximately 15% until 2022.
"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.
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.
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
Colleges that interest me are: New York University, Brown University, Stanford University.
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.