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Occupation Title: Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary

Description: Teach courses in sociology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 25-1067

Sample Job Titles: Sociology Professor, Professor, Sociology Instructor, Assistant Professor, Instructor, Social Science Instructor, Professor of Sociology, Lecturer, Associate Professor of Sociology, Assistant Professor of Sociology 

Salary Chart Sociology Teachers, Postsecondary

Estimated Total Employment*
2010: 17,430
2011: 17,250
2012: 16,880
2013: 17,200
2014: 16,900

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 5,700
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 8-14%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online
NOTE: Projected job openings for postsecondary teachers refer to industry-wide data, not individual occupations.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

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