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What can I do with my degree in Sociology?

Other careers

teaching

A Sociology degree may be useful in the following career areas:

Insurance underwriter

Underwriters analyse risks and make decisions on whether or not to accept applications for insurance cover, and on what terms, with the aim of minimising the risk to their company and helping it to make a profit.
Job profile of an insurance underwriter from the Prospects website
Job profile of an insurance underwriter from the TARGET Jobs website Discover Risk – Chartered Insurance Institute website

Retail manager

Retail managers are responsible for all aspects of the management of a store, department or concession: these may include stock control, people management, sales, communications and customer service.
Job profile of a retail manager from the Prospects website Job profile of a retail manager from the TARGET Jobs website

Sales executive

Sales executives generate sales of products and services by building and maintaining relationships with customers, providing them with information and negotiating prices and specifications.

Job profile of a sales executive from the Prospects website
Job profile of a sales executive from the TARGET Jobs website I Want to Work In: Sales

You may be interested in graduate roles outside of sociology. There are many employers who are looking for graduates with good degrees but that don’t have a preference for the subject studied. To explore different career options see:

 

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Last Updated: 10/09/2019