A Sociologist is someone who studies 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, regional and federal government, and consulting service firms.
Sociologists study human's social lives, activities, interactions, processes, and organizations within the context of
larger social, political, and economic forces. They examine how social influences affect different individuals and
groups, and the ways organizations and institutions affect people's lives.
They study the behavior of, and interaction among, groups, organizations, institutions, and nations. They look at
activities in social, religious, political, economic, and business organizations. They also trace the origin and growth of
these groups and interactions. Educators, lawmakers, administrators, and social workers use sociological research to
solve social problems and formulate public policy.
Sociologists specialize in a wide range of social topics, Health, Crime, Education, Racial and Ethnic Relations, Families,
Population, Gender, Poverty, Aging etc. They design research projects to test theories about social issues, collect
data through surveys, observations, interviews, and other sources and analyze and draw conclusions from data.
They also prepare reports, articles, or presentations detailing their research finding, collaborate with other
sociologists or social scientists and consult with and advise clients, policymakers, or other groups on research
findings and sociological issues.
Sociologists study human behavior, interaction, and organization within the context of larger social, political, and
economic forces. They observe the activity of social, religious, political, and economic groups, organizations, and
institutions. They examine the effect of social influences, including organizations and institutions, on different
individuals and groups. They also trace the origin and growth of these groups and interactions.
Sociologists usually spend a large part of their day in pleasant offices, libraries, and classrooms. They spend a good
deal of time reading to keep up with the rapid growth of their field. At times, however, sociologists are likely to do
some fieldwork that may involve traveling to remote areas or interviewing people from many different backgrounds.
Therefore, sociologists should be able to work independently and also know how to interact with the wide variety of
people that they are likely to meet in their work. Sometimes sociologists need to cooperate with other social
scientists on large-scale research projects. Although hours are often flexible, they normally work more than forty
hours a week.