Job Market

A common career for sociology graduates is studying society and social behavior as a sociologist. The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the job outlook for sociologists from 2012 to 2022 will grow by 15 percent. Sociologists earn a median pay of $74,960. Students pursuing the family studies concentration might pursue a career in mental health counseling or marriage and family therapy. This field is in high demand; the BLS predicts 29 percent growth between 2012 and 2022. These counselors and therapists earn a median salary of $41,500.

Criminal Justice
Criminal justice graduates have a variety of career options available to them, including police and detective work, serving as correctional treatment specialists or probation officers, or working in a crime lab as a forensic scientists. These fields range in median pay from $48,190 to $56,980