11. Sociology

May 8, 2019

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Median wage early career: $34,600Median wage mid-career: $56,000Unemployment rate: 3.9%Underemployment rate: 56.0%Share with graduate degree: 35.2%

Sociology is the study of institutions and interpersonal relationships within society. The curriculum for this major often includes social theory, research methods, hierarchies, dynamics of social change, family structures, and social issues. Sociology majors have a wide range of options for careers, but more than half find themselves underemployed. For the most successful sociology majors, popular paths include advertising, law enforcement, counseling, public policy, community development, and human resources.