Associate Degree in Sociology


Social services, domestic violence advocate, $40,000* Head Start or preschool counselor, $37,000* Human resources, $40,000* Substance abuse counselor, $41,090** Educational or guidance counselor, $56,160** Marriage and family therapist, $51,690** Rehabilitation counselor, $37,660** Child, family and school social worker, $46,060** Social worker, $56,060** Healthcare social worker, $52,520** Social service specialist, $42,690 Probation officer, $52,910** Community health worker, $37,640

*Annual median salary, 2013, Simply Hired: Riverside area **Bureau of Labor Statistics 2013 annual mean wage. Most positions require bachelor’s degree or above.

Career Info

An associate of arts in sociology degree can prepare you for four-year college studies in sociology or related fields such as social work, criminology or social science education. It can lead to a career path in education, social work or criminal justice, among others.

Potential Careers

  • Social services
  • Human resources
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Educational or guidance counselor
  • Marriage and family therapist
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Child, family and school social worker
  • Social worker
  • Healthcare social worker
  • Social service specialist
  • Probation officer
  • Community health worker
  • Corrections officer
  • Law enforcement