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.
Also called: Research and Development Manager (R&D Manager), Research Associate, Research Scientist, Research Specialist

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • sociology and anthropology
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • history and archeology
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • understanding people's reactions
  • teaching people how to do something

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Persistence
  • Integrity
  • Initiative
  • Independence

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • IBM SPSS Statistics
  • SAS
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Access
    Web page creation and editing software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Dreamweaver
  • Facebook

Education:

    doctoral degree
    master's degree
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