Prepare for your career

Students who graduate in Anthropology, LAS, MACS or Sociology find employment in a range of professional areas, including:

  • social services
  • community development
  • public relations and marketing
  • government
  • business and administration
  • research-related fields 

Career information

For more career information, check out the resources below. Search them using the name of your discipline or "social science". 

  • American Sociological Association – provides information for students regarding careers in sociology.
  • Job Bank – searchable database of jobs, updated regularly.
  • Workopolis.com –offers articles, advice columns, resume assistance, job search, and more.

  • Youth Employment Strategy (YES) – offers work experience and earning opportunities, plus information on career planning, job search techniques, the labor market, and more.


Jobs commonly held by Canadian Sociology Graduates

From Neil Guppy and R. Alan Hedley, Opportunities in Sociology (Montreal: Canadian Sociology and Anthropology Association, 1993), p. 8. 

Community Affairs:

  • occupational/career counsellor
  • homeless/housing worker public
  • health/hospital administrator
  • child development technician
  • public administration assistant
  • social assistant advocate
  • resident planning aide
  • group home worker
  • rehabilitation program worker
  • rural health outreach worker
  • housing coordinator
  • fund raising director/assistant
  • fund raising assistant
  • aide
  • caseworker
  • community organizer
  • youth outreach worker

Business:

  • market analyst
  • project manager
  • sales representative
  • real estate agent, journalist
  • public relations officer
  • actuary, insurance agent
  • human resources manager
  • production manager
  • labour relations officer
  • administrative assistant
  • quality control manager
  • merchandiser/purchaser
  • computer analyst
  • data entry manager
  • advertising officer
  • sales manager

Research:

  • social research specialist
  • consumer researcher
  • data analyst, market researcher
  • survey researcher
  • census officer/analyst
  • demographer/population analyst
  • systems analyst

Corrections:

  • corrections officer
  • criminology assistant
  • police officer
  • rehabilitation counsellor
  • criminal investigator
  • juvenile court worker
  • parole officer

Teaching:

  • college placement worker
  • public health educator
  • teacher
  • admissions counsellor

Government:

  • community affairs officer
  • urban/regional planner
  • legislative aide
  • affirmative action worker
  • foreign service
  • human rights officer
  • personnel coordinator
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