Graduate careers

Selected Occupations of Bates Sociology Majors

Business, Human Resources, and Marketing

Alumni less than five years post-graduation: Sales Consultant for financial advisory firm; Brokerage Service Representative for an investment firm; Audit Trainee for an accounting firm; Account Coordinator for an advertising firm; Marketing Analyst; Human Resources Generalist; Financial Analyst; Work Programs Manager for international education/work exchange program; Commercial real estate agent; Organizational Effectiveness Analyst for a consulting firm

Alumni five or more years post-graduation: Investment Manager; Vice President for Planning; Trade Negotiator; Financial Services Underwriter; Tax Analyst; Financial Analyst; various Small Business Owners/Entrepreneurs; Public Relations Specialist; Real Estate Finance Officer; Personnel Director; Human Resources Manager; Employee Benefits Administrator; Sales and Marketing Director; Market Research Specialist; Market Researcher; Conference Sales Manager for a large hotel; Management Consultant


Education- Early Childhood, Primary, Secondary, and College/University

Alumni less than five years post-graduation: Public elementary school teacher; teacher at a private middle school; Sociology graduate student and teaching assistant; teacher at an international private school; High school social studies teacher; Early childhood teacher in a pre-school; international English teacher; Teach for America Teacher; Regional Placement Manager for international educational exchange organization

Alumni five or more years post-graduation: Head Start Program Coordinator; Learning Disabilities Specialist; Elementary School Teacher; High School Teacher; Guidance Counselor; College Professor: GED Instructor

Educational Administration- Primary, Secondary, and College/University

Alumni less than five years post-graduation: College Financial Aid Counselor; Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at a college; graduate student in Educational Administration; Admissions Counselor at a university; Placement Manager for international educational exchange company

Alumni five or more years post-graduation: Special Education Coordinator; Elementary School Principal; High School Principal, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences; Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid; Graduate Admissions Director; University Residential Life Director; Associate Director of Development for a college; Associate Dean of Students for a college; Associate Registrar for a university

Government and Public Policy

Alumni less than five years post-graduation: Educational Policy graduate student; Legislative aide to a state representative; Policy analyst at the Veteran’s Administration; Consultant to government agencies; Public Policy graduate student

Alumni five or more years post-graduation: Town Manager; Community Development Director; Legislative Affairs Coordinator; Health Care Finance Commission Director; Housing Authority Director; Environmental Planner; Administrator in state Conservation Agency; Community Volunteerism Coordinator for a state government ; Transportation planner for a large city; Policy Analyst for federal government; Public Relations Coordinator for a state commission

Health Care Administration and Health Care

Alumni less than five years post-graduation: Medical Imaging Technician; Office Manager in a physician’s office; Patient Placement Specialist for a health care facility; Public Health graduate student; Medical student

Alumni five or more years post-graduation: Hospital Administrator; Assistant Director of Patient Services; Managed Care Planning Analyst; Medicaid Consultant; Marketing Director for a group medical practice; Occupational Therapist; Physical Therapist; Nurse Practitioner; Systems Analyst in a health care setting; Care Coordinator in a nursing home

Law and Criminal Justice

Alumni less than five years post-graduation: Law student; Research Associate for Legal Research organization; Paralegal; Police Officer; Property Researcher for a law firm; graduate student in Criminology; Attorney; Immigrant Outreach Coordinator for Legal Aid Organization

Alumni five or more years post-graduation: Lawyer (including many different fields of law, in settings including private practice, larger firms, government agencies, corporations, and non-profit legal advoacacy organizations); State Prosecutor; Chief Probation Officer; Director of a state youth detention center; Associate Professor of Law; Police Detective

Media, Journalism, and Communications

Alumni less than five years post-graduation: Media Analyst for an advertising firm; Media Planner for an advertising firm; Marketing/public relations for a professional sports team; Screenwriter; Editorial Assistant for a magazine; Marketing Associate for an academic publisher; Marketing specialist for video gaming software firm; Film scriptwriter/producer

Alumni five or more years post-graduation: Newspaper Reporter; News Editor; Features Editor; Radio Announcer; Public Relations Director; Sports Media Relations Manager; Writer/Producer for video production company; Production Coordinator for a cable TV network

Social Change Advocacy

Alumni less than five years post-graduation: Special Events Coordinator for a children’s health advocacy organization; Program Associate for elderly rights organization; Campus Organizer for public interest action organization; Program Coordinator for an international health advocacy non-profit organization; Campaign Coordinator for an economic justice non-profit organization; Americorps/VISTA member; Grassroots Organizer for reproductive rights organization; Grant Writer for job training organization serving urban youth.

Alumni five or more years post-graduation: Peace Corp Project Director; Director of a state chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society; Manager of Teacher Programs for an environmental awareness organization; Grant Writer for a health-related advocacy organization; Education Director for a reproductive rights organization

Social Research

Alumni less than five years post-graduation: Research Analyst; Research Assistant for a state government bureau of education research; Survey Research Specialist for a private social research firm; Research Coordinator in a university public health program.

Alumni five or more years post-graduation: Associate Researcher; Statistics and Data Manager; Research Manager; Survey Director for a private social research organization; Program Coordinator for a research institute addressing disability issues.

Social Services and Counseling

Alumni less than five years post-graduation: Education Specialist for youth organization; Family Advocate at domestic violence shelter; Counselor for at-risk youth; Social Work graduate student; Milieu Therapist in children’s unit of a psychiatric hospital; Behavioral Therapist for autistic children; Family Liaison for youth empowerment organization; Eating Issues Counselor in higher education setting; Social worker; Psychiatric Social Worker.

Alumni five or more years post-graduation: Family Planning Specialist; Child Therapist; Child Protection Caseworker; Foster Care Specialist; Behavioral Treatment Specialist; Social Service Caseworker; Mental Health Counselor; Social Worker; Director of Social Work for a hospital; School Social Worker for a secondary school; Social Work Consultant for a state Public Health Department.