Sunday, October 6, 2019

How do you pursue a Career in Sociology?

I am very curious about 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. I was Googling about a Career in Sociology and was lucky to find:

Dr Zainab Rahman's perspective!

Dr Zainab Rahman invested 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." It was a very interesting video and I enjoyed watching it.

We all know that only 10% of what is taught in Sociology is actually used in real life. The education section of the video clearly explained what is the 10% needed in Sociology. Dr Zainab Rahman touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • General Reading
  • Social Sciences
  • Research Techniques
  • Literature
  • Current Affairs
Sills and success goes hand in hand. One needs to get a hold of essential skills.
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
After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of a Career.
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:

Career Counseling 2.0

Having gained so much from a professional perspective on a Career in Sociology, I wanted to learn about other Careers on LifePage. LifePage has the most comprehensive Career List. LifePage is the world’s most evolved Career Platform. You can use LifePage to find your Career Objective. LifePage also offers the most comprehensive Career Planning process. You can use LifePage to explore more than a thousand Career Options. LifePage has the most exhaustive Career List. It is truly Career Counseling 2.0 Every Career Platform in the world talks about How to get into a Career and LifePage starts first with Why you should choose a particular Career. It is an incredible platform focussed on the right topic. Do have a look at:

Similar Career List on LifePage

I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

Information about other Career Options

The more one learns about Careers the better one is equipped to take a good decision, explore these:

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