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 communications
research, collect and analyse data, generally using computers
record and interpret facts and figures, and write reports using the data
undertake systematic interviews of selected individuals
live 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.