|Quick Facts: Sociologists|
$72,360 per year
$34.79 per hour
|18% (About as fast as average)|
Sociologists study society and social behavior by examining the groups, cultures, organizations, social institutions, and processes that people develop.
Most sociologists work in research organizations, colleges and universities, state and local government, and consulting service firms. They typically work full time during regular business hours.
Most sociology positions require a master’s degree or Ph.D.
The median annual wage of sociologists was $72,360 in May 2010.
Employment of sociologists is expected to grow 18 percent from 2010 to 2020, about as fast as the average for all occupations. However, jobseekers should face competition for most positions because of the relatively small size of the occupation.
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