What is a Sociologist?
A sociologist is a person who studies society. What is society? It is you, me, our families, neighbors, schools, workplaces, government, hospitals, the military, the media, and almost any other type of group you can think of. Basically a society is all of those things combined. If that seems like a pretty big “thing” to study, it is. Maybe that is why it takes 8-10 years of school to become a sociologist!
- Requires a doctorate degree in area of specialty, tenure, and at least 12 years of experience in the field or in a related area. (To have better job prospects, it would be within one's interest to acquire a Master of Arts in Sociology.)