One of our readers asked us about hiring trends for sociology careers, so we examined Sociologists and Sociology Teachers and this is what we found.
The most commonly advertised job titles in sociology related positions are:
- Sociology Instructor
- Assistant Professor Sociology
- Adjunct Instructor Sociology
- Sociology Faculty
- Adjunct Faculty Sociology
- Assistant Professor
- Lecturer Sociology
- Visiting Assistant Professor Sociology
The most commonly advertised skills that these jobs require are:
- Time management
- Microsoft PowerPoint
- Strong Leadership
- Marketing Strategy
- Word Processing
Hiring conditions look favorable for Recruiters. Chicago (IL), Boston (MA), and New York (NY) currently have the best recruiting conditions due to larger talent pools in relation to volume of job ads being posted by employers. Nationwide there are more than 14,000 candidates and just under 300 online job ads, so employers across the US aren't likely to face much competition from other Recruiters.
Snapshot of Hiring Scale Heat Map for Sociology Jobs
Hiring demand for sociology positions rises every fall. Since most of the positions are for teaching jobs, this is probably due to learning institutions hiring faculty members for the new school year. The volume of job ads posted online in September were just 9% higher than job ads posted last year at this time. August 2012 saw the highest peak in hiring demand during the past 4 years at 385 job ads.
Hiring Demand Growth Chart for Sociology Jobs
Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that Sociology careers will grow at the average occupational growth rate of 18% from 2010 – 2020. Employers may not have difficulty finding candidates, but the outlook is less favorable to potential candidates who may have more competition from other candidates when searching for a job.
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