Jobs for a psych/sociology major?

I've always heard that you can't get a good job if you major in psychology or sociology, but that's what I'm interested in. Are there any jobs you know of that I could end up doing after college with one of these majors? Being a psychologist is probably not an option because of graduate school, though.

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  • xo379
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
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    Whoever said that has NO idea what they're talking about.

    You can...

    --Go into business and work in: public relations, marketing, organizational research, resources management, industrial relations...

    --Social worker, probation/parole officer, substance abuse counselor, mental health worker, child welfare worker, hospital administrator, nursing home administrator

    --Go into politics: Lobbying specialist, campaign worker/organizer

    --Work for the government: Like I said before, probation officer; also the U.S. Census Bureau, the U.S. Bureau of Prisons, the State Department of Correction, an FBI agent...

    --Work for a news media corporation (research)

    That was all for Sociology (though there are more.)

    A lot of those overlap with Psychology...but some I found on Psychology websites:

    --Advertising assistant

    --Hotel event management

    --Employment agency counselor

    --Junior market analyst

    --Public opinion surveyor

    --Crisis intervention counselor

    ...and that's all only with an undergraduate degree.

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  • Shae S
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Getting far in the fields of psychology or sociology is tough, if not impossible without graduate school. You could find a job, but it will most likely not be related to what you studied.

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