American Sociological Association

Careers for Sociologists in Practice Settings


Are you curious about careers for sociologists in practice settings? Are you looking for practical advice to help you navigate careers outside of academia? This professional development video series from ASA can help. Featuring sociologists who work in government, industry, and non-profit organizations, the nine-part series provides knowledge and advice about how to search for jobs in practice settings, apply for these jobs, navigate the hiring process, and understand workplace cultures. The videos, designed by and for sociologists, include practical information, such as how to convert a CV into a resume, how to prepare for a job interview, and how to negotiate a compensation package. The series also includes personal narratives from sociologists working in practice settings who describe their professional experiences and career trajectories. Members can access the videos here and through their ASA portal.

Preview the introductory video below, and ASA members can log in to see the full series.