Clinical Sociologist

Minimum B.A. (Sociology)

Not required

The tasks a Clinical Sociologist is expected to perform include:

Developing and implementing corrective procedures to alleviate group dysfunctions

Conferring with individuals and groups to determine nature of group dysfunction

Observing group interaction and interviewing group members to identify problems related to factors such as group organization, authority relationships and role conflicts

Developing approaches to solve a group's problems, based on findings and incorporating sociological research and study in related disciplines

Developing intervention procedures, utilizing techniques such as interviews, consultations, role-playing and participant observation of group interaction, to facilitate resolution of group problems

Monitoring group interaction and role affiliations to evaluate progress and to determine need for additional change

Skilled in conducting sociological research

Skilled in studying peculiarities of group dysfunctions

Ability to incorporate research findings in solving a group's problems

Knowledge of common conflicts among group members

Skilled in conducting group guidance programmes

Knowledge of human psychology

Basic knowledge of behavioural sciences

Not applicable

Analytical mind

Attention to detail







Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


It is a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs maybe available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9hours everyday. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act 1948 (section 87)

One may develop occupational hazards such as stress on eyes, mental and physical strain, joint pains, etc. if not taken care of

For freshers - INR 6,000 to INR 10,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Market Trend of Education, Training & Research in India

According to IBEF, India is an important educational centre in the global education industry. India has more than 1.4 million schools and more than 35,000 higher education institutes. India has one of the largest higher education systems in the world and there is still a lot of potential for further development in the education system. India's online education market size is expected to touch US$ 40 billion by 2017. The RNCOS report titled, Booming Distance Education Market Outlook 2018 expects the distance education market in India to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 34% during 2013-14 to 2017-18.

Indian sociology has attained an admirable height in terms of teaching and research. The Indian Sociological Society (ISS) has played a significant role over the six decades of its existence. Sociological insight helps a society understand how its present might shape its future. For instance, sociologists can suggest policies that are most likely to help a society achieve its objectives. A plethora of job opportunities are available in public and private sector. Therefore, the career of a Clinical Sociologist has a bright future in India and opportunities are only going to rise in the coming years.

Government and private companies


Consultancy services

Cities and towns across India