Sociologists study the ways in which social structures, social processes and cultural products constrain and enable human behaviour.
Team Work and Group Dynamics: Capacity to anticipate and understand the views and concerns of others; conflict resolution and mediation, listening, clarifying, questioning and responding skills; interact with people of different backgrounds in various situations.
Understanding organizational and group dynamics: Awareness of how our individual & collective ways of thinking, feeling and acting are shaped by our social experience; knowledge about social relevance and knowledge of social systems; knowledge of community resources, the functioning of human groups, such as religious groups, educational systems, families & deviant groups.
Qualitative and Quantitative Research: Conduct research related to attitudes, beliefs, preference, behaviour, and expectations of a particular group; design, survey, and presentation of findings, use statistical software packages, knowledge of statistics and social research methodology, including data collection and analysis.
Communication: Write carefully reasoned reports, essays, locating sources of information, both in research libraries and in the community; present and explain sociological research clearly.
Specialized knowledge: in Criminology, Demographics, Gerontology, Social Organization and Urban Sociology.
Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo
Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development. These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work. Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.