Career Center & Student Employment


CSU, Chico Catalog Description

Some graduates with Sociology degrees have pursued one or more of the following occupations:

  • Business Manager
  • Child Support Officer
  • Claims Adjuster
  • Commercial Property Manager
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Community Service Manager
  • Correctional Officer
  • Counselor
  • Crime and Intelligence Analyst
  • Criminal Justice Social Worker
  • Eligibility Worker
  • Employment Relations Representative
  • Government Service Executive
  • Grant Writer
  • Group Home Supervisor
  • Hotel and Hospitality Manager
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Human Services Worker
  • Labor Relations Manager
  • Lawyer
  • Manager Trainee
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Meeting and Convention Planner
  • Non-Profit Program Manager
  • Lobbyist
  • Paralegal
  • Park Naturalist
  • Passport Application Examiner
  • Personnel Recruiter
  • Politician
  • Probation Officer
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Research Assistant
  • Retail Buyer
  • Retail Manager
  • Sales Representative
  • Teacher
  • Secret Service Agent
  • Social Worker
  • Sociologist
  • Student Services Administrator
  • Student Services/Higher Education
  • Tour Guide, Escort
  • Travel Agent
  • U.S. Border Patrol Agent
  • University Professor
  • YMCA Program Manager
  • Volunteer Services Director


  • Typically co-curricular activities, work experience and/or internships are essential (in addition to earning a college degree) to be competitive in the job market upon graduation.
  • Some occupations may require advanced degrees and/or training (check with the Career Center regarding your target occupations).
  • Please visit the Career Center (SSC 270) early in your college experience to get ideas on how to build your resume.

The Career Center recommends the following websites for researching occupational titles:

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