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Sociologists study how people behave in social groups, families, tribes, communities and a great variety of social, religious, political, business and other organizations, which have arisen since people began to live together. They try to describe the origins, growth, structure, characteristics and functions of group life and analyze the influence of group activities on individual membership. Sociologists are found as teachers, researchers, employees of government agencies, research bureaus, welfare agencies and large companies.

With further graduate training: