Career perspectives for Sociology graduates.
Graduates form the Sociology Departments of the Universities of the Aegean, Panteion, and Crete, having developed skills and knowledge throughout their studies, have a wide variety of job options, namely as liberal professionals or as employees in the private or public sector.
More specifically sociology graduates may chose among:
- Teaching in primary and secondary schools, private or public, under conditions specified by the Greek legislation.
- Teaching in Higher Education institutions, under conditions specified by the Greek legislation.
- Being employed in the public sector (ministries, local government authorities, public hospitals and social services) as civil servants and more specifically:
i/ in the Labour Ministry and its relevant agencies on labour issues, such as job conditions and employment rights.
ii/ in the Ministry of the Environment and relevant environmental agencies on issues such as sustainable development and environmental awareness.
- Being employed in the private sector as consultants, management officials, employment counselors and coordinators of working groups in the framework of production processes.
- Working for NGOs and charity fund raising campaigns.
- Working in both public and private employment agencies that involve vocational training and job orientation for the unemployed.
- Working in the police force or the Army.
- Working as social researcher who plans designs and manages social research projects on topics such as unemployment or crime.
- Working in market analysis companies.
- Working as social worker and youth worker in the public sector, for example in the framework of court procedures.
- Working as a probation officer to rehabilitate offenders by enforcing conditions of court orders, conducting risk assessments and ensuring offenders’ awareness of the impact of their crime.
- Working as social workers in rehabilitation centers.
- Working as Community development worker with individuals, families and communities to develop skills, plan goals and identify rights and opportunities in order to improve quality of life.
- Working in trade unions as social scientists, mediators or advisors on labour issues.
- Being employed as advisors in the Independent Monitoring Agencies of the country in areas such civil rights protection and mass media freedom.