Sociologists work to analyze and to improve understanding of different areas of society. Sociologists’ research focuses on the development of societies on the one hand, and on the interactions between individuals and their interactions with the institutions of society on the other. The work involves collecting data on people’s attitudes, behaviours and interactions and seeks to describe the interplay between these factors for theoretical or practical purposes.
Sociologists work in both the public and private sectors, for example in administration, social services, teaching, research or counseling. Working as a sociologist, you could specialize in subjects such as media studies, criminology, health and social affairs or research of various kinds, such as in administration, social services, teaching, research or counseling.