The most sought after majors for the hiring of a sociology major in the United States is psychology, according to a new report by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Sociology, sociology of knowledge and sociology internships were the most searched for majors by US employers in the fall of 2016, according a survey conducted by the American Sociological Association (ASA).
The top 10 most sought out majors for sociology students were:economics,political science,political economy,psychology,social work,psychiatry,society of social science,history,social welfare,social enterprise,economics and public policy, public health,societies studies,economy,global studies,sophomore,sessional and senior,business administration,professional studies,business and public affairs,public administration,social services,public health,political psychology,and sociology.
The study found that the top three most searched majors for graduates of sociology were business, social welfare and public administration.
The top three highest ranked majors were political science, social work and economics, and the third most searched were psychology.
The report is one of several released this week that examine the hiring preferences of major American universities.
According to the report, a top five most sought by employers in a survey by the Association for Education in Psychology (AEP) shows that psychology majors are in the top 10, followed by economics, political science and sociology.
However, the top five are dominated by psychology, sociology and business, with economics in the second spot and sociology in the third.
Sociology and sociology students are also in the minority of graduating students who choose one of the three major majors.