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What Do Social Scientists Do for a Living?

Career opportunities for students of a program in Sociology

Graduates of our bachelor's and master's programs are highly qualified to work in areas where their empirical-analytical skills and in-depth knowledge of quantitative methods are in demand. After completing the master's degree in Sociology, students also perfectly qualify for a career in research.

Of course, our graduates are also well-qualified to work in other areas of the public or private sector. After all, there is no set career path for social scientists. Instead, students specialize in their studies through internships, part-time jobs, or volunteer work, which helps them hone their individual profiles.

Social scientists “typically” work in the following professional fields:

  • Research, teaching and organization in the higher education sector
  • Market and opinion research
  • Television and radio stations, publishing houses, magazines, and other media
  • Positions combining multiple functions, e.g., in public administration, the private sector and in associations, societies and NGOs, for example in the areas of consulting, public relations, organization and personnel development, equal opportunity, planning, quality management or data analysis.