Research institutes, the criminal justice system, public health and welfare organizations, private businesses, law firms, international agencies, medical centers, educational institutions, advertising firms, survey and polling organizations are only some of the examples where people from this background are required. On completion of this course one can choose to be an educator, researcher, counselor, consultant, etc. Practicing sociologists who have advanced degrees can also apply for jobs such as research analysts, survey researchers, gerontologists, statisticians, urban planners, community developers, criminologists, or demographers. There is also a great need of sociology in institutions that have projects running in the rural areas and also in NGOs. There are also places like health care, business consultation, central government, state government, education and child welfare where the need of sociologists is rising, etc.