Professional organizations serve many meaningful purposes:
Southern Sociological Society (SSS) is a society of professionals promoting the development of sociology as a profession and scientific discipline by the maintenance of high academic professional and ethical standards...
Mid-South Sociological Association (MSSA) is a non-profit professional organization of sociologists and social scientists, which promotes the study and understanding of sociological and related issues and problems.
American Sociological Association(ASA) is a national organization offering current information on trends in the field, numerous scholarly articles, employment links, grant information, and newsletters for sociology professionals and students.
Sociology Careers - Occupational Outlook Handbook (Bureau of Labor Statistics) contains information on: pay expectations, pay per state, job outlook, duties, work environment, similar occupations, etc.
Career report from the O*NET database of occupational information for Sociology/Sociologists