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Sociologists study the development, structure, social patterns and interrelationships of human societies (NOC). They systematically study and analyze human societies and use distinct sociological perspectives to understand and explain the causes and consequences of social interaction. (alis)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- Sokanu: Sociologist - occupational profile and videos (U.S.)
- A Day in the Life of a Sociologist - The Princeton Review
- What Sociologists Do - video interviews with sociologists from the ASA
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Labour market information
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- Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
Professional associations may organize events and provide directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities may also be available: engage, learn and network!
- Canadian Sociological Association
- International Sociological Association
- Association for Applied & Clinical Sociology
- American Sociological Association (ASA)
- Association for Humanist Sociology
- List of Sociological Associations- SocioWeb
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- Market Research
- Canadian Marketing Association
- Marketing Research and Intelligence Association
- Advertising Association of Winnipeg - member directory
- Policy organizations
- Canadian Research Data Centre Network
- Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
- Institute for Research on Public Policy
- International Institute for Sustainable Development
- Academic Research
- Canadian Association of University Teachers
- Non-profit and Community Organizations
- Canadian Community Economic Development Network (CCEDNet)
- Canadian Council on Social Development
Search occupations of interest in the industry-specific job boards below to learn about skill requirements, employers, job duties and available jobs. You may also wish to search more general online job boards.
- Idealist.com - specialized job board for non-profit professionals (worldwide)
- Charity Village - specialized job board for Canadian non-profit professionals
- Work In Non-Profits.ca
- Community Economic Development Job Board (CCEDNet)
- ResearchGate - research jobs with sociology degree
- University Affairs - academic positions with sociology degree