I am currently pursuing a master's degree. It is an interdisciplinary degree program, but my particular research interests most closely align with sociology, if placing them within a disciplinary boundary will help you in providing me with answers.
I do not foresee myself becoming an academic (even though I may eventually pursue a doctorate in social sciences
(professional program, rather than PhD)), but I don't want to completely abandon my research interests when I graduate.
What are some non-academic careers in the social sciences? I am working right now, but not in my field. Due to the nature of my degree program, I am able to work full-time while pursuing my education and could possibly even transition into a field that is more related to my degree if the opportunity presents itself.
My question, then, has two parts:
- What are some non-academic careers in the social sciences?
- How might I begin transitioning into such careers while my master's degree is still a work in progress?
Note that my current job is pretty stable and I am fairly happy with it; transitioning into something else is not necessarily an immediate priority, so feel free to suggest long-term strategies as well as shorter term ones.