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Career, Employment and Job Opportunities in Sociology in Nigeria

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This article will enlighten you on the career, employment and job opportunities available for graduates in sociology in Nigeria.
Before I proceed, let’s know a little about sociology and its relevance in Nigeria

careers in sociology in Nigeria

What Is Sociology?

Sociology has to do with the study and observation of human social relationships and institutions.
Sociology happens to be a very broad matter, ranging from crime to religion, from family to the state, from the divisions of race, social class to the shared beliefs of a common culture and from social stability to a radical change in whole societies.
Sociology is an exciting field of study that explains and highlights important matters in our personal lives, our communities and the world.
Sociology examines and investigates the consequences of things such as racial and gender identity, romantic love, deviant behavior, aging, family conflict, and religious faith.  Sociology is the youngest of all social sciences.

Importance of Sociology In Nigeria

·        The study of sociology helps individuals to understand human society and how the social system works
·        Sociology notify people with social realities and values
·        Sociology tries to impact people that peaceful co-existence and statuesque is relevant and important for all nations
·        The study of sociology enables us to see the connection between our personal experiences and the social forces in the bigger social world daily which influences life

Skill Requirements to be Successful in Sociology in Nigeria

·        Developing opinions and new ideas on societal issues
·        Good communication skills
·        Team working skill
·        Applying sociological theory to society’s organization such as schools, hospitals, and offices
·        Making reasonable arguments
·        Organizing work and meeting deadlines
·        Applying the complexity and diversity of social situations

Career Opportunities in Sociology in Nigeria

The below, are the careers available to graduates in sociology in Nigeria;
·        Social researcher
·        Social worker
·        Advice worker
·        Youth worker
·        Actuarial analyst
·        Detective
·        Life coach
·        Family support worker
·        Community development worker

Employment Opportunities in Sociology in Nigeria

The below, are the employment or job opportunities available to graduates in sociology in Nigeria;
·        Research institutes
·        Criminal justice system
·        Public health and welfare organizations
·        Private businesses
·        Law Firms
·        Medical Centers
·        Educational Institutions
·        Advertising firms
·        Survey and Polling Organizations
·        International Agencies

Jamb UTME Subject Combinations to Study Sociology in Nigeria

·        English Language (Compulsory)
·        Government or History
·        Any other two social science/ Art Subject

O’level Subject Requirement to Study Sociology in Nigeria

You will require five SSCE credit passes in;
·        Mathematics
·        English Language
·        Government or History or Economics
·        One science subject and anyone art or social science subject.

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