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19-3041.00 - Sociologists


Study human society and social behavior by examining the groups and social institutions that people form, as well as various social, religious, political, and business organizations. May study the behavior and interaction of groups, trace their origin and growth, and analyze the influence of group activities on individual members.


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Current Employment
2,600
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Forecasted Employment
2,500
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Change in Employment
0.0
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Change in Employment %
-0.7%
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Tasks
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Tasks
The tasks listed below can be performed to prepare you for a career in this field.
Core
  • Prepare publications and reports containing research findings.
  • Analyze and interpret data to increase the understanding of human social behavior.
  • Plan and conduct research to develop and test theories about societal issues such as crime, group relations, poverty, and aging.
  • Collect data about the attitudes, values, and behaviors of people in groups, using observation, interviews, and review of documents.
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate methods of data collection, such as questionnaires or interviews.
  • Teach sociology.
  • Direct work of statistical clerks, statisticians, and others who compile and evaluate research data.
  • Consult with and advise individuals such as administrators, social workers, and legislators regarding social issues and policies, as well as the implications of research findings.
  • Collaborate with research workers in other disciplines.
  • Develop approaches to the solution of groups' problems, based on research findings in sociology and related disciplines.
  • Observe group interactions and role affiliations to collect data, identify problems, evaluate progress, and determine the need for additional change.
  • Develop problem intervention procedures, using techniques such as interviews, consultations, role playing, and participant observation of group interactions.
  • Present research findings at professional meetings.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Knowledge
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Knowledge

The items listed below are organized into sections that contain knowledge useful for pursuing a career in this field. Each section also contains a "Percentage of Importance" statistic that shows how relevant an item is to the occupation.
 Sociology and Anthropology
  • 100%
    Knowledge of group behavior and dynamics, societal trends and influences, human migrations, ethnicity, cultures and their history and origins.
 English Language
  • 89%
    Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 Education and Training
  • 83%
    Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 Mathematics
  • 70%
    Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 Computers and Electronics
  • 60%
    Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
 History and Archeology
  • 60%
    Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
 Law and Government
  • 59%
    Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
 Communications and Media
  • 58%
    Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
 Psychology
  • 57%
    Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
 Administration and Management
  • 54%
    Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 Clerical
  • 52%
    Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
 Philosophy and Theology
  • 51%
    Knowledge of different philosophical systems and religions. This includes their basic principles, values, ethics, ways of thinking, customs, practices, and their impact on human culture.
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Tools
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Tools
The tools listed below include machines, equipment, tools, and software that is useful for individuals who are interested in this career.
 Computers
  • Desktop computers
  • Personal computers
  • Tablet computers
 Computer data input devices
  • Computer data input scanners
 Computer printers
  • Computer laser printers
 Cameras
  • Digital video recorders
 Audio and visual equipment
  • Digital audio recorders
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Technology
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Technology
The technologies listed below include machines, equipment, tools, and software that is useful for individuals who are interested in this career.
 Business function specific software
  • Microsoft ProjectHOT
  • Microsoft OfficeHOT
 Content authoring and editing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe PhotoshopHOT
  • Microsoft VisioHOT
  • Helios TextPad
  • Microsoft WordHOT
  • Microsoft PowerPointHOT
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
  • FacebookHOT
  • Social media sitesHOT
  • Web editing software
  • Microsoft ExcelHOT
  • Microsoft Publisher
 Content management software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe AcrobatHOT
 Data management and query software
  • Customer relationship management CRM software
  • Salesforce softwareHOT
  • Data entry softwareHOT
  • Microsoft AccessHOT
  • QSR International NVivo
  • Qualtrics Research Suite
  • Thomson Reuters EndNote
  • Online reference databases
  • Database management system DBMS
 Industry specific software
  • ATLAS.ti
  • Circle Systems Stat/Transfer
  • Data visualization software
  • IBM SPSS StatisticsHOT
  • Muthen & Muthen MPlus
  • SASHOT
  • Scientific Software International HLM
  • Scientific Software International LISREL
  • StataCorp Stata
  • VERBI MAXQDA
 Information exchange software
  • Email software
  • Microsoft OutlookHOT
  • ESRI ArcGIS softwareHOT
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Certifications
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Certifications
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No specific certifications are listed for this career
All data sourced from US Department of Labor, Employment & Training Administration O*Net Database.
Licensing
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Licensing
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Related Programs
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Brightpoint Community College
Eastern Shore Community College
Germanna Community College
J Sargeant Reynolds Community College
Northern Virginia Community College
Paul D. Camp Community College
Rappahannock Community College
Southside Virginia Community College
Tidewater Community College
Virginia Highlands Community College
Virginia Peninsula Community College
Virginia Western Community College
Wytheville Community College
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