Socio- comes from the Latin word socius, which means “companion.” As a sociologist, you’ll study people as companions, the ways in which they live, work, and play together.
You’ll also examine the problems, from family arguments at the dinner table to violent crime, that occur within groups. Your research might be used by governments and organizations that help people live and work together better.
Sociologists study people and the behavior within the social groups that they form. They also study social institutions such as religion and law.
Sociological research often includes demography. This is the study of populations based on statistics about them, such as age, race, and city of residence.
Curious, observant, patient, self-motivated, and sensitive to others. Sociologists often do a lot of their research through interviews, so it helps to be a good listener.