Sociologists study the development, structure, social patterns and interrelationships of social groups and human societies.
Duties & Tasks
Sociologists may perform the following tasks:observe and investigate social groups and subjects such as family, community, education, industrial relations, crime, politics, minority and ethnic relations, poverty and mass communicationsresearch, collect and analyse data, generally using computersrecord and interpret facts and figures, and write reports using the dataundertake systematic interviews of selected individualslive in the community being studied to assist their own understanding.
Sociologists may be required to travel to conduct research and consult with other social scientists.
- able to remain objective sensitivity to and interested in social issues good oral and written communication skills aptitude for research able to work independently.