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Many people ask themselves, "What can I do with a degree in sociology?" Well first it would be best to know what you would be studying. Sociology is the scientific study of society and human behavior. This is the most basic definition of sociology that one would find. Getting a little more in depth, it is the study of humans in groups, their social change, social causes and consequences of human behavior and how people interact with one another. A scientist in this field, a sociologist, would look at these groups by means of the sociological perspective. This involves looking at a certain behavior like you have never witnessed it before. If done correctly the sociologist should be able to gain a new level of understanding of the behavior or social reality. Sociologist's deal with issues such as street crime and delinquency, corporate downsizing, how people express emotions, welfare or education reform, how families differ and flourish, or problems with peace and war.

The nature of being a sociologist is being very curious. Curiosity is the main tool of a sociologist. By understanding the common needs, thoughts, patterns and ideas of a group of people, organization can provide better for the individual. A sociologist must be a people person because they often work closely with other specialists in the profession. People often think of sociologist and often have misconceptions about what they do and where they work. A sociologist will usually work in an office or working space such as a laboratory. Also another large portion of their work will be setting up experiments and making observations based on distinct interactions between groups or individuals.

When obtaining a degree in sociology people usually do not know where to begin looking for a job. After receiving your BA, baccalaureate degree...