Employment opportunities for sociology and anthropology students are many. A degree in sociology and anthropology allows a student to gain employment in several sectors, including government, business, community and social services, education, criminal justice system and law enforcement, research and publishing. For example, in government, a graduate with a sociology degree could work as an employee specialist, foreign service officer, human rights officer, program supervisor, legislative aide, etc. In business, a sociology graduate could work as a consumer relations specialist, human resource manager, project manager, market analyst, quality control manager, etc. In community and social services, a sociology graduate could serve as a community development worker, child development specialist, family planning specialist, career counselor, public health supervisor, international aid or development worker, etc. In education, a sociology graduate could serve as a teacher in elementary, secondary, and high schools; admissions counselor, teaching assistant or research assistant in higher education; etc. In the criminal justice system and law enforcement, a sociology major could work as a correctional officer, criminal investigator, parole officer, police officer, juvenile court specialist, etc. In research and publishing, a sociology graduate could serve as an editor, data analyst, survey research technician, market researcher, social researcher, etc. Trained sociologists are often needed to serve as consultants for public, nonprofit, and for-profit organizations.
Given the many social issues and challenges Liberia is confronting, trained sociologists and anthropologists are needed to work with young people, children, schools, hospitals, the courts, and various communities in Liberia. Indeed, sociology and anthropology are important fields of study.