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Research opportunities with an MA in Sociology

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I am currently completing a Masters program in Sociology and have experience with research methods and statistics. I'm getting a little nervous as I will graduate this December and don't have any jobs 'lined up' yet. I would like to go into the research field and would be interested in working with a research company or alongside a team conducting research. I don't have a Bachelors degree in this field as I have changed my major. 

When searching for job opportunities, other than 'market research', 'clinical research', 'research analyst', or ''sociology research', what other search terms should I be using? I'm trying to find as many opportunities as possible so that I can start applying for positions now. I've also looked for research opportunities within the local university as I wouldn't mind joining a research team or working along side professors, but most of these positions are 'research associates' and hardly pay enough per hour. 

It's almost October and I'm getting a bit nervous. Any other tips or suggestions relating to job opportunities or research options available to someone with an MA in Sociology would be appreciated. Please let me know! 

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Try these words also in different combinations and by themselves as well 

 

Assessment 

evaluation 

data 

research 

analyst 

analytics 

project coordinator / project manager (though this one will bring in a lot of unrelated hits)

research adminstration 

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On 10/2/2018 at 6:54 PM, Psychologyandpizza said:

Try these words also in different combinations and by themselves as well 

 

Assessment 

evaluation 

data 

research 

analyst 

analytics 

project coordinator / project manager (though this one will bring in a lot of unrelated hits)

research adminstration 

Thank you for this information @Psychologyandpizza. I appreciate it. I'm getting a bit nervous as I graduate in December and haven't found any opportunities yet. I know there isn't too much of a rush, but I might as well start using my degree. Do you know if I can go into research right away? I understand universities require a PhD, but what about within a research company? Do you know if working within research companies with an MA degree would be allowed anywhere, or is it based on a company's preference? 

I'm trying to find answers to my questions. My program advisor isn't much help. 

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On 10/3/2018 at 10:32 PM, speechfan222 said:

Thank you for this information @Psychologyandpizza. I appreciate it. I'm getting a bit nervous as I graduate in December and haven't found any opportunities yet. I know there isn't too much of a rush, but I might as well start using my degree. Do you know if I can go into research right away? I understand universities require a PhD, but what about within a research company? Do you know if working within research companies with an MA degree would be allowed anywhere, or is it based on a company's preference? 

I'm trying to find answers to my questions. My program advisor isn't much help. 

It’s reallt based on preference, but entry level for companies in my area typically require a bachelors degree and some level of research experience  

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