Is Sociology a good Career option?

Is Sociology a good Career option?

There are many nuances of a Career in Sociology. Unfortunately, it is very difficult to find information about What Sociology actually is. Most pages on the internet just talk about How to get into Sociology. While I was searching for reliable information about a Career in Sociology, I came across this amazing page: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20170427-0001/Arts/Sociology/Career-in-Sociology/english 

Dr Zainab Rahman's take!
Dr Zainab Rahman is an experienced professional with 22 years in Sociology. Dr Zainab Rahman has worked in Sociology as H O D, Sociology Dept. in M K P, PG College. In Dr Zainab Rahman's own words, this is how Dr Zainab Rahman got into Sociology: "I did my schooling from St Georges Girls Grammar School, Hyderabad. I did my graduation from AP Agricultural University, Then I did Masters and PhD in Sociology from H N B University. I have been teaching sociology and practicing as a sociologist since 1987." 

Career Video on Sociology
In a video, Dr Zainab Rahman has talked about various aspects of a Career in Sociology. Dr Zainab Rahman started by explaining Sociology as: "Sociology is the study of society. Its the the study of the development, structure, and functioning of human society." I watched the full video and I absolutely loved it.


It is easy to Google information about what Qualifications are needed to enter Sociology, this video went a step ahead to talk about the body of knowledge one needs to develop to excel at Sociology. Dr Zainab Rahman touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • General Reading
  • Social Sciences
  • Research Techniques
  • Literature
  • Current Affairs

Skills are the most important factor determining success in a particular Career.
Dr Zainab Rahman then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Sociology:

  • Observation
  • Surveying Skills
  • Diverse Career Opportunities
  • Communication
  • Comprehension Skills
  • Empathy
  • Interpersonal
  • Analytical

There are great positives of this Career.
Dr Zainab Rahman believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Sociology:

  • Research Orientation
  • Stepping Stone to NGO
  • Policy Making Opportunities
  • Work Satisfaction
  • Positive Impact on Society
  • Growing Field

Challenges are the other side of Positives and this Career is no exception.
And, Dr Zainab Rahman believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Sociology:

  • Limited Awareness
  • Find & Create Opportunity
  • Studying Intimate Relation
  • Data Collection Challenges
  • Quantification
  • External Dependency


In the final section of the video Dr Zainab Rahman talks about How a day goes in a Career in Sociology. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Sociology, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20170427-0001 

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