Graduates can pursue careers in policy analysis, statistics, research or social planning in government, or in market research and analysis in the private sector, or in education and academia.

Possible career areas include:

Federal, State & Local Government

  • Community Liaison Officer
  • Child Support Officer
  • Policy Analysis and Evaluation
  • Policy Researcher
  • Crime Prevention Officer
  • Social Planning Officer
  • Research Officer
  • Project Officer
  • Public Relations and Communication

Aboriginal Land Councils

  • Cultural Heritage Manager
  • Project Officer


  • Aid Project Officer
  • Researcher
  • Social Planner


  • Medical Anthropologist
  • Health Services Manager
  • Health Promotion
  • Policy Officer
  • Community Health Planner

Policing Agencies, Law Enforcement, Corrections, Courts, Customs, Immigration

  • Policing (State and Federal)
  • Customs Officer
  • Immigration Officer
  • Positions in Security
  • Probation, Parole, Prison Officers
  • Positions in Youth Justice Services
  • Court Support Officer
  • Pre-trial Services Officer

Victims Services, Youth Services

  • Youth Worker
  • Community Support Officer

Community Service Agencies

  • Community Services Manager
  • Counsellor
  • Lobbyist

Business/Consultancy Firms

  • Ethics Advisor
  • Evaluation Officer
  • Applied Research Officer
  • Project Officer


  • Lecturer, Senior Lecturer,
  • Reader, Professor, Research Fellow,
  • Evaluation Officer
  • Applied Research Officer
  • Project Officer

For more information on career and employment resources and services available at UQ, please visit the UQ Advantage Office website.