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College of Arts and Sciences

Marketable Skills

American Studies majors develop professional skills including:

  • Knowledge of a broad range of social issues and their stakeholders
  • Strong writing skills and experience adapting content for different audiences
  • Critical thinking and creative problem solving skills
  • Experience facilitating conversations and presenting in front of groups
  • Strong analytical reasoning skills

Relevant Fields

  • Advocacy
  • Business Management
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Historical Societies
  • Advanced Degree
  • Museum Administration
  • Politics
  • Social Services

Sample Occupations Titles

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Cultural Artifact Specialist
  • National / State Park Interpreter
  • Policy Specialist
  • Public Relations Advisor
  • Research Assistant or Analyst
  • Social Worker
  • Advanced Degree
  • Anthropologist
  • Behavioral Scientist
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Medical Anthropology Director
  • Professor 

Online Resources

Visit these websites and others listed in our School-Specific Resources to explore positions:

Print Resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Resource Library: 

  • Anthropology Career Resources Handbook by Margaret A. Gwynne
  • Books of Majors by The College Board
  • Great Jobs for History Majors by Julie Degalan
  • Top Careers for History Graduates by Ferguson Publishing

Professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings: 

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

Marketable Skills

Anthropology majors develop professional skills including:

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience adapting content for different audiences
  • Strong intercultural communication skills
  • Proficiency with statistics and computer software
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Experience working with scientific equipment and measuring instruments
  • The ability to adapt approaches in public relations, marketing, and politics to diverse populations
  • Knowledge of archival methods and historical preservation techniques
  • Demonstrated knowledge of human and world history 

Relevant Fields

  • Advocacy
  • Archeology
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Education
  • Media
  • Museum/Curatorial Services
  • Research
  • Social Services

Sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Cultural Artifact Specialist
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Reseacher
  • National/State Parker Interpreter
  • Policy Specialist
  • Research Assistant or Analyst
  • Advanced Degree
  • Anthropology Profesor
  • Applied Anthropologist
  • Behavioral Scientist
  • Medical Anthropology Director
  • Research Anthropologist

Social Worker

Online Resources

Visit these websites and others listed in our School-Specific Resources:

Print resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library: 

  • Anthropology Career Resources Handbook by Margaret A. Gwynne
  • The College Board's Book of Majors
  • College Majors with Real Career Paths and Payoffs: The Actual Jobs, Earning, and Trends for Graduates of 60 College Majors by Neeta Fogg, Paul Harrington, and Thomas Harrington

Professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listing: 

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

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Marketable skills

Art History majors develop professional skills including: 

  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Strong writing and visual analysis skills
  • Ability to present ideas and analysis to audiences
  • The ability to find, collect, and evaluate published researched and primary soucres
  • An aptitude for creative problem-solving and decision-making

Internships provide additional skills including:

  • Museum and gallery publicity and public events organizing
  • Facilitating discussion of art works and presenting in front of groups
  • Experience documenting, preserving, and displaying historically valuable art and objects 
  • Experience working with others on team-oriented projects

Relevant fields

  • Art Administration/Arts Manage
  • Arts Advocacy Organizations
  • Art and Cultural Criticism
  • Arts Publishing and Editorial Work
  • Digital Arts Publication
  • Museum Collections Management
  • Museum Activities Publicity
  • Museum Staffing and Support
  • Museum Development and Fund-raising
  • Visual Resources and Archival Curatorship
  • Museum Education

Sample Occupational Titles

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Bibliographer
  • Art History Teacher
  • Archivist Assistant
  • Curatorial Assistant
  • Events Coordinator
  • Research Assistant
  • Gallery Assistant
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Museum Developnent Assistant
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  • Advanced Degree: MA
  • Art Therapist
  • Conservator Assistant
  • Historic Preservation Assistant
  • Community College Instructor
  • Digital Librarian
  • Gallery Curator
  • Event Organizer
  • Visual Resources Curator
  • Museum Educator 
  • Advanced Degree: PhD
  • University Professor
  • Archivist
  • Conservator
  • Historic Preservation Officer
  • Program Director, Arts Advocacy
  • Museum Curator
  • Museum Education Director
  • Museum Collections Manager

Online Resources

Visit these websites and others listed in our School-Specific Resources:

Print Resources

Find these titles and additional book, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library:

  • Career Opportunities in Education and Related Services by Susan Echaore-McDavid
  • Great Jobs for Art Majors by Blythe Camenson
  • Opportunities in Museum Careers by Blythe Camenson

Professional Associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings: 

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives

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Marketable Skills

Audio Production and Audio Technology majors develop professional skills including:

  • Ability to understand, communicate, and achieve audio-design objectives
  • An aptitude for utilizing new types of media, editing software, and music/audio industry hardwar
  • Experience designing products to meet the need and tastes of diverse clientele
  • Knowledge of important concepts and skills in physics and computer science (Audio Production)
  • Collaborate in groups to achieve common creative and technical goals 
  • Ability to record and provide audio support at live events
  • Experience managing studios and digital audio workstations
  • Proficiency in various audio production skills (mix, master and produce)
  • Knowledge of best practices, standards, and professional expectations within the audio and music industries
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex audio recording setups and systems

Relevant fields

  • Archival Media Management
  • Audio Engineering and Editing
  • Education
  • Event Production
  • Music
  • News Production
  • Radio, Television, and Film

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Audio Archivist
  • Audio Engineer/Technician
  • Audio-Visual Systems Designer 
  • Soud Designer/Mixer
  • Teacher (Audio/Music)
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Advanced Degree
  • Chief Audio Equipment Technician
  • Chief Recording Engineer
  • Chief Sound MIxer
  • Director of Technical Support
  • Professor
  • Radio Producer

Online resources

Visit these websites and other listed in our School-Specific Resources

print resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library: 

  • College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths and Payoffs: The Actual Jobs, Earnings, and Trends for Graduates in 60 College Majors by Neeta Fogg, Paul E. Harrington, and Thomas Harrington
  • Creative Careers: Paths for Aspiring Actors, Artistis, Dancer, Musicians, and Writers by Elaina Loveland 

Professional Associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

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Marketable skills

Biochemistry majors develop professional skills including: 

  • The ability to develop and test original hypotheses through rigorous experimentation
  • Knowledge of organisms and their habitats
  • Experience gathering and interpreting scientific data
  • The ability to cogently express complex scientific and technical information
  • The ability to apply scientific knoledge to solve problems
  • Experience analyzing objects, fluids, and gases to obtain clinical information, and testing products to see if they meet specifications

Relevant fields

  • Agriculture
  • Aquatic/Marine Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Environmental Science 
  • Forensic Science
  • Medicine
  • Research
  • Toxicology

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Bioanalyst
  • Clinical Data Processor
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Research Technician
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  • Advanced Degree
  • Chemical Safety Engineer
  • Chief Scientist
  • Clinical Chemsit
  • Geneticist
  • Geneticist
  • Microbiologist
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Research Biologist/Chemist

Online resources 

Visit these websites and others listed in our School-Specific Resources:

Print resources

Find these titles and additional book, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library:

  • Book of Majors by The College Board
  • Careers in Science by Thomas Easton
  • Great Jobs for Biology Majors by Blythe Camenson
  • Great Jobs for Chemistry Majors by Mark Rowh

Professional Associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings: 

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives

Marketable skills

Biology majors develop professional skills including: 

  • The ability to develop and test original hypotheses through rigorous experimentation
  • Knowledge of organisms and their habitats
  • Experience gathering and interpreting scientific data
  • The ability to cogently express complex scientific and technical information
  • Experience using scientific methods and instruments
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • An aptitude for applying scientific knowledge to solve problems in agriculture, conservation, forestry, industry, medicine, and other critical areas

Relevant fields

  • Advocacy
  • Aquatic/Marine Science
  • Biotechnology
  • Botany
  •  Education
  • Environmental/Health Journalism
  • Environmental Science
  • Medical Science
  • Research
  • Zoology

 

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Assistant/Associate Scientist
  • Bioanalyst
  • Clinical Data Processor
  • Environmental Educator
  • Marine Conservation Program Manager
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Research Technician
  • Advanced Degree
  • Chief Scientist
  • Geneticist
  • Microbiologist
  • Physician
  • Public Health Administrator
  • Research Biologist
  • Veterinarian

Online resources

Visit these websites and others listed in our School-Specific Resources:

Print resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library:

  • Careers in Science by Thomas Easton
  • Great Jobs for Biology Majors by Bythe Camenson

Professional Associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings: 

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives

Marketable skills 

Chemistry majors develop professional skills including:

  • The ability to understand and communicate complex scientific concepts
  • Knowledge of chemical development, analysis, modification, and replication
  • Creative approaches to improving industrial processes
  • Experience using scientific tools and instruments
  • Experience testing products to ensure they meet specifications
  • The ability to identify contaminants in food, products, air, and water
  • Innovative uses for chemicals and their by-products
  • The ability to think critically about chemical applications for issues in industry, agriculture, mining, medicine, and space exploration

Relevant fields

  • Food Chemistry
  • Forensics
  • Medicine/Pharmacy 
  • Patent Law
  • Product Development
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  • Public Health
  • Textiles

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Chemist
  • Clinical Technician
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Technical Sales Representative
  • Advanced Degree
  • Chemical Safety
  • Chemist
  • Pharmaceutical Researcher
  • Pharmacologist

Online resources

Visit these websites and others list in our School-Specific Resources:

Print resources 

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library: 

  • Book of Majors by The College Board
  • Careers in Science by Thomas Easton
  • Great Jobs for Chemistry Majors by Mark Rowh
  • Scientific Research as a Career by Finlay MacRitchie 

Professional Associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings: 

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives

Marketable skills

Computer Science majors develop professional skills including: 

  • The ability to communicate mathematical concepts and data to diverse audiences 
  • Experience analyzing problems and design technical solutions using computing technology
  • Comfort adapting to new and changing technology 
  • Skills in developing clientspecific systems for processing data
  • Skills in designing and coding computer programs
  • Proficiency in multiple programming languages
  • Efficient use of computers and software to process large amounts of information, solve problems, and create original content

relevant fields 

  • Computer Operations & Programming
  • Computer Science
  • Consultancy
  • Education
  • Information Technology 
  • Operations Research Analysis 
  • Security 
  • Software Design
  • System Analysis 

Sample occupational titles 

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Computer Programmer 
  • Systems Analyst 
  • Teacher
  • Web Designer
  • Web Developer 
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  • Advanced Degree
  • Computer Engineer
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Science
  • Database Administrator
  • Information Technology Architect
  • IT Specialist
  • Operations Research Analyst 

Additional online resources 

print resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library: 

  • Information Technology jobs in America 2011; U.S. corporate & U.S. Governement - Info Tech Employment. (2009) 

Professional associations

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

marketable skills

Dance majors develop professional skills including:

  • Ability to analyze materials and then formulate questions and ideas through critical thinking.
  • Management skills related to leadership, teamwork, idea generation, promotion, and audience development. 
  • Writing and research skills related to communication, dramaturgy, marketing, and self-promotion.
  • Awareness and knowledge of the human body including dance technique, anatomy, and somatics.
  • Performance and choreographic skills such as processing material quickly, verbal and physical articulation, mind/body connection, and creativity.
  • Use of technology including videography, photography and related computer programs like Access, Premier, DSLR, Adobe, Audacity, Pro Tools, Pure Data, and Final Cut.

relevant fields

  • Arts Management
  • Audio Technology
  • Choreography
  • Communications
  • Computer Science
  • Curation
  • Dance Science
  • Dramaturgy
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Film/media
  • Graphic Design
  • Library Science/Archiving
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Movement Therapy
  • Non-profit Management
  • Performance
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Production
  • Public History
  • Public Relations
  • Rehearsal Direction
  • Stage Management
  • Teaching

sample occupational titles

  • Archivist
  • Artistic Director
  • Choreographer: Concert Dance, Music Video/Commercial, Site Specific, Musical Theatre, etc.
  • Communication Coordinator, Social Media Manager
  • Community Engagement Coordinator, Outreach Director
  • Critic, Journalist
  • Curator
  • Dance Educator: Higher Ed., K-12, Private Studio, Professional setting
  • Development Director, Donor Relations Coordinator, Director of Giving/Philanthropy
  • Grants Manager, Grants Writer
  • Marketing Director/Coordinator, Graphic Designer
  • Movement Therapist
  • Operations Manager, Facilities Coordinator
  • Performer: Company Setting, Freelancer, Project Based, Commercial Setting,
  • Producer
  • Programmer
  • Researcher: Creative Practice, Dance Science, etc.
  • Somatic Practitioner
  • Stage Manager, Theatre Technician/Stage Hand
  • Teaching Artist
  • Tour Coordinator

online resources

Visit these websites and others listed in our School-Specific Resources

print resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library:

  • Career Opportunities in Theater and the Performing Arts by Shelly Field
  • Great Jobs for Theater Majors by Jan Goldberg
  • Opportunities in Music Careers by Robert Gerardi
  • Resumes for Performing Arts Careers: With Sample Cover Letters by the Editors of VGM Career Horizons
  • The Fine Artist’s Career Guide: Making Money in the Arts and Beyond by Daniel Grant

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

  • Dance Research and Education
  • Dance Studies Association
  • Dance USA
  • International Association of Blacks in Dance
  • International Association of Dance Medicine and Science
  • National Dance Education Organization

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives

Marketable skills

Economics majors develop professional skills including:

  • Strong analytical, logical and quantitative abilities
  • Proficiency with quantitative tools and instruments
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate complex concepts
  • Strong written, verbal, and graphical communication skills  
  • Experience at conducting various types of analysis, such as cost/benefit, scenario analysis, resource scarcity, etc.
  • Knowledge of how economics can improve policy, trade, and finance 
  • Experience with advanced statistics, computer models, and data analysis 
  • Comfort solving complex problems by means of advanced mathematics, logic, and quantitative thinking 
  • Experience with research design  and acquiring, organizing and managing large databases
  • Proficiency with tables, charts, and graphs, and relevant software
  • The ability to analyze masses of numerical data, identify trends, and make calculated forecasts
  • Experience predicting the social and financial impacts of proposed legislation 

relevant fields

  • Academia
  • Banking/Finance
  • Business Administration
  • Capital Market Analysis
  • Economig Research
  • Education
  • International/Nonprofit Organizations
  • Public Policy 
  • Statistical Analysis

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Actuary/Broker
  • Aid/Development Worker 
  • Business/Risk Manager
  • Junior Economist
  • Market/Financial Analyst
  • Market Researcher
  • Advanced Degree
  • Consultant
  • Import-Export Specialist
  • Political Scientist
  • Professor
  • Senior Economist
  • Statisitcal Analyst

additional online resources

print resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Resource Library: 

  • College majors handbook: with real career paths and payoffs: the actual jobs, earnings, and trends for graduates of 50 college majors - Fogg, Neeta. (2012) 
  • Great jobs for math majors -  Lambert, Stephen E.; DeCotis, Ruth J. (2006)

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings: 

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives

 

marketable skills

Education and Teaching majors develop professional skills including:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience adapting content and facilitating conversations for a variety of audiences
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Experience planning and organizing academic and extracurricular courses and activities 
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Experience maintaining order and resolving differences
  • Comfort delegating responsibility to members of a work team and encouraging cooperation
  • The ability to anticipate, prevent, and resolve disputes, and inefficiencies 
  • Experience selecting and effectively using textual, interactive, audiovisual, and other educational materials 
  • The ability to assess individual and programmatic success 

relevant fields

  • Advocacy 
  • Education
  • Government 
  • Health 
  • Libraries 
  • Nonprofit Management 
  • Publishing 
  • Social Services 
  • Youth Services 

 

Sample Occupational titles 

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Adult Education Teacher 
  • Child Care Provider 
  • Educational Materials Sales Representative
  • Educational Researcher
  • Special Education Teacher
  • Training Specialist 
  • Advanced Degree
  • Curriculum Specialist 
  • Education Managemenet Specialist 
  • School Counselor/Guidance Counselor
  • Speech Pathologist 
  • Student Personnel Administrator
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor 

online resources 

Visit these websites and others listed in our School-Specific Resources:

print resources 

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library: 

  •  Book of Majors by College Board 
  • Careers in Education by Roy Edelfelt and Alan Reiman 
  • Expert Resumes for Teachers and Educators by Wendy Enelow and Louise Kursmark  
  • Georgia Irvin's Guide to Schools: Selected Independent Schools and Preschools by Georgia K. Irvi

Professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

marketable skills

Environmental Science/Studies majors develop professional skills including:

  • Knowledge of current trends and policy in environmental science 
  • Comfort communicating scientific concepts and concerns to a diverse audience 
  • The ability to analyze and collect data 
  • Strong quantitative and analytical reasoning skills 

Relevant fields 

  • Advocacy 
  • Biological/Ecological Science 
  • Conservation 
  • Consulting
  • Education 
  • Envurinnental/Public Policy 
  • Governement 
  • Community Development
  • Journalism
  • Nonprofit Management 
  • Research and Data Analysis 
  • Resource Management 
  • International Development

sample occupational titles 

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Community Relations Specialist
  • Environmental Reporter 
  • Lobbyist
  • Natural Area Manager 
  • Park Ranger
  • Program Coordinator 
  • Research Assistant or Analyst
  • Teacher
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  • Advanced Degree 
  • Attorney
  • Engineer
  • Legislative Advocate 
  • Professor
  • Program Director
  • Research Scientist
  • Scientist
  • Senior Policy Analyst 
  • Sustainability Manager

ONline Resources 

Visit these websites and others listed in our School-Specific Resources:

Print Resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library:

  • Careers in the Environment by Mike Fasulo and Paul Walker
  • Careers in Science by Thomas Easton
  • Complete Guide to Environmental Careers in the 21st Century by Kevin Doyle, Sam Heizmann, and Tanya Stubbs
  • Great Jobs for Environmental Studies Majors by Julie DeGalan and Bryon Middlekauff
  • Green Jobs: A Guide to Eco-Friendly Employment by A. Bronwyn Llewellyn, James Hendrix, and K.C. Golden
  • The ECO Guide to Careers that Make a Difference by Environmental Careers Organization

Professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

marketable skills

Graphic Design majors develop professional skills including:

  • Strong creative thinking, critical discerning, and problem solving skills
  • The ability to design visual communications to meet the needs of diverse clients and audiences
  • Proficiency in professional software for digital imaging and design for print and digital media
  • Strong visual and written communication skills
  • The ability to communicate information, themes, and concepts through design
  • Strong project management skills
  • Experience transforming rough sketches, data, or verbal instructions into design work

relevant fields

  • Advertising
  • App Design
  • Art & Creative direction
  • Branding
  • Digital & Print Publishing
  • Education
  • Environmental Graphics
  • Exhibition Design
  • Game Design
  • Graphic Design
  • Information Visualization
  • Marketing Communications
  • Motion Graphics(Web, TV, Film, etc)
  • Public Relations
  • Social/Political communications
  • User Experience Design
  • Visual Communications
  • Web & Mobile Design

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Art/Creative Director
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Information Designer
  • Motion Graphics Designer
  • User Experience (UX) Designer
  • Visual Communications Specialist
  • Web Designer
  • Advanced Degree
  • All the previous ones
  • Design Director
  • Design Educator
  • Professor
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online resources

Visit these websites and others listed in our School-Specific Resources:

print resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library: 

  • Career Opportunities in the Publishing Industry by Fred Yager and Jan Yager
  • Careers in Advertising & Public Relations by WetFeet Publishers
  • Communication Arts magazine, at the AU library and the Katzen Arts Center Visual Resource Center
  • Print magazine, at the AU library and the Katzen Arts Center Visual Resource Center
  • How magazine, at the AU library and the Katzen Arts Center Visual Resource Center

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

marketable skills

Health Promotion majors develop professional skills including:

  • The ability to develop and implement strategies and programs for improving habits, attitudes, and behaviors related to individual and community health
  • Experience in gathering and interpreting data
  • Skills in developing audio, visual, and print materials on health-related topics
  • The ability to think critically about complex issues in health, communication, and community outreach
  • Comfort in cogently expressing complex health and medical information
  • Experience conducting pre- and post-program surveys and evaluating health education programs
  • Familiarity with providing screening services for individuals and performing follow-up evaluations
  • Skills in managing programs and personnel of health education and wellness programs

relevant fields

  • Advocacy
  • Communications
  • Community Outreach
  • Corporate Health and Wellness
  • Education
  • Health Journalism
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Research
  • Sports Medicine

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Communications Representative
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Health Educator
  • Worksite Wellness Coordinator
  • Researcher
  • Advanced Degree
  • Program Director
  • Public Health Administrator
  • Research Coordinator
  • School Health Education Director

additional online resources

print resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library: 

  • College majors handbook: with real career paths and payoffs: the actual jobs, earning, and trends for graduates in 50 college majors - by Fogg, Neeta. (2012)
  • Public health: career choices that make a difference -  Turnock, Bernard J. (2006)
  • The nonprofit career guide: how to land a job that makes a difference - Cryer, Shelly. (2008)

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

marketable skills

History majors develop professional skills including:

  • An understanding of a broad range of social, geographical, and cultural issues
  • Strong writing skills and experience adapting content for different audiences
  • The ability to locate and use primary sources in research
  • The ability to apply historical lessons to current policy, social movements, and business trends
  • Knowledge of historical origins of issues, problems, and trends
  • Experience locating, collecting, evaluating, and organizing data and documents
  • Critical thinking and creative problem solving skills
  • Selecting, preserving, and making historically valuable artifacts and records available for use

relevant fields

  • Advocacy
  • Archiving
  • Communications
  • Community/Social Services
  • Cultural/Historic Preservation 
  • Education
  • Government
  • Historical Societies
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Museum Administration
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Records Management

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Archivist
  • Curator
  • Historical Researcher
  • Journalist
  • Nonprofit Manager
  • Teacher
  • Advanced Degree
  • Biographer
  • Consultant
  • Foreign Correspondent/Editor
  • Information Manager
  • Professor
  • Research Analyst

online resources

Visit these websites and others listed in our School-Specific Resources:

print resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library: 

  • Great Jobs for History Majors by Julie Degalan
  • Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors by Blythe Camenson
  • Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads: Finding a Path to Your Perfect Career by Sheila Curran and Suzanne Greenwald
  • Top Careers for History Graduates by Ferguson Publishing
  • Top Careers for Liberal Arts Graduates by Ferguson Publishing

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

marketable skills

Jewish Studies majors develop professional skills including:

  • Understanding a broad range of social issues
  • Critical thinking about important issues
  • Strong writing skills and experience in adapting content for different audiences
  • Experience presenting ideas to large and small groups
  • An aptitude for analyzing society in terms of religion, ethnicity, and class
  • A solid grasp on central historical and sociological issues

relevant fields

  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Law
  • Lobbying
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Policy Development/Analysis
  • Religious Life
  • Scholarly Research
  • Social Services

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Intelligence Officer
  • Policy Specialist
  • Program Coordinator
  • Research Assistant/Analyst
  • Social Worker
  • Translator/Interpreter
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  • Advanced Degree
  • Archivist
  • Diplomat/Foreign Service Officer
  • Foreign Consultant
  • Historian
  • Nonprofit Manager
  • Professor
  • Rabbi

additional online resources

print resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library:

  • Book of Majors by The College Board
  • Career Opportunities in Education and Related Services by Susan Echaore-McDavid
  • Smart Moves for Liberal Arts Grads: Finding a Path to Your Perfect Career by Sheila J. Curran and Suzanne Greenwald

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

marketable skills

Literature majors develop professional skills including:

  • Knowledge of a broad range of literary genres and authors
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong writing, editing, and oral presentation skills
  • Experience adapting content for diverse audiences
  • The ability to develop hypotheses, summarize ideas, compare interpretations, and present alternative view points

relevant skills

  • Business/Marketing
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing/Media

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Copywriter
  • Literacy Coach
  • Reporter/Writer
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Website Content Manager
  • Advanced Degree
  • Editor
  • Information Architect
  • Product Planner
  • Professor
  • Software Documentation Writer
  • Workplace Technical Communicator

online resources

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print resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library:

  • 100 Best Careers for Writers & Artists by Shelly Field
  • Career Opportunities in the Publishing Industry by Pat Schroeder
  • Careers for Bookworms and Other Literary Types by Marjorie Eberts and Margaret Gisler
  • Careers for Writers & Others Who Have a Way With Words by Robert W. Bly
  • Grants and Awards Available to American Writers by John Morrone
  • Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors by Blythe Camenson
  • The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People by Carol Eikleberry
  • Top Careers for Liberal Arts Graduates by Ferguson Publishing
  • Writers Market Companion, 2nd Ed. by Rosemary Ellen Guiley

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

marketable skills

Mathematics and Statistics majors develop professional skills including:

  • The ability to understand and communicate complex concepts
  • Creative approaches to how mathematics can improve industrial/technological processes
  • The ability to solve complex problems by means of advanced mathematics, logic, and scientific thinking
  • Experience with advanced statistics and risk analysis
  • An aptitude for analyzing numerical data, identifying trends, and making calculated forecasts
  • The ability to use and interpret tables, charts, and graphs
  • Research design experience

relevant fields

  • Actuarial Science
  • Business/Finance
  • Computer Science
  • Cryptography
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Operations Research Analysis
  • Statistics

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Actuary
  • Computer Programmer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Market Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Retail Buyer
  • Advanced Degree
  • Applied Mathematician
  • Economist
  • Mathematical Researcher
  • Operations Researcher
  • Professor
  • Statistical Analyst

online resources

Visit these websites and others listed in our School-Specific Resources:

print resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library:

  • Book of Majors by The College Board
  • Great Jobs for Math Majors by Stephen Lambert and Ruth DeCotis
  • Top Careers for Liberal Arts Graduates by Ferguson Publishing

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

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marketable skills

Neuroscience majors develop professional skills including:

  • An understanding of the neural basis for diseases, trauma, and behavior
  • Knowledge of the molecules, cells, and circuits underlying sensation, cognition, and action
  • The ability to develop and test original hypotheses through rigorous experimentation.
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • The ability to cogently express complex scientific and technical information.
  • Experience in utilizing laboratory equipment, techniques, and technology
  • Basic computer science and coding skills

relevant fields

  • Optometry
  • Medicine
  • Neuropsychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Academic Research 
  • Academic Administration
  • Science Writing
  • Science Advocacy
  • Pharmaceutical Research
  • Program Management w/in Government & Foundations
  • Public Health
  • Psychiatry
  • Computer Science
  • Gaming
  • Artificial Intelligence

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Research Technician
  • Medical Technician
  • Pharmaceutical Company Representative
  • Neurodegeneration Research Scientist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Advanced Degree
  • Cognitive Neuroscientist
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Psychiatrist
  • Neuroimaging Technician
  • Neural Engineer 

online resources

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professional associations

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Marketable skills

Performing Arts majors develop professional skills including:

  • The ability to think critically about art, culture, history, and aesthetics
  • Experience writing, performing, and directing theater productions, dance routines, and music programs
  • An aptitude for communicating themes and concepts through performance
  • Experience adapting techniques, tools, and materials to different creative processes, budgets, and final uses
  • The ability to design performances to meet the needs and tastes of diverse clients and audiences
  • Experience reviewing, evaluating, and explaining works of performance art
  • The ability to memorize and follow detailed instructions
  • Costume, set, and effect design skills

relevant fields

  • Advertising
  • Art Administration/Manag
  • ement
  • Art Criticism
  • Art Education
  • Dance/Theater
  • Event Planning
  • Fashion
  • Museum/Gallery Services

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Actor
  • Costume/Fashion Designer
  • Dancer
  • Teacher
  • Television/Film Production Assistant
  • Theatre Technician/Craftsperson
  • Advanced Degree
  • Art Critic
  • Art/Music Journalist
  • Arts Program Director
  • Curator
  • Music Therapist
  • Scenic Designer

online resources

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print resources

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  • Career Opportunities in Theater and the Performing Arts by Shelly Field
  • Great Jobs for Theater Majors by Jan Goldberg
  • Opportunities in Music Careers by Robert Gerardi
  • Resumes for Performing Arts Careers: With Sample Cover Letters by the Editors of VGM Career Horizons
  • The Fine Artist’s Career Guide: Making Money in the Arts and Beyond by Daniel Grant

professional associations

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marketable skills

Philosophy majors develop professional skills including:

  • Knowledge of major and influential ideas in human history
  • An understanding of theory and criticism and the ability to compare approaches
  • The ability to write and speak persuasively
  • Logical reasoning skills
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Experience adapting content for diverse audiences

relevant fields

  • Communications
  • Education
  • Government
  • Journalism
  • Literary/Film Criticism
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Public Relations
  • Media
  • Theology

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Cultural Advisor
  • Nonprofit Manager
  • Philosophical Counselor
  • Reporter/Writer
  •  Research Assistant/Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Advanced Degree
  • Attorney
  • Editor
  • Ethics Lecturer
  • Historian
  • Judge
  • Professor

online resources

Visit these websites and others listed in our School-Specific Resources:

print resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library:

  • - Book of Majors by The College Board
  • Career Opportunities in the Publishing Industry by Pat Schroeder
  • Careers for Bookworms and Other Literary Types by Marjorie Eberts and Margaret Gisler
  • Careers for Scholars & Other Deep Thinkers by Blythe Camenson
  • Careers for Writers & Others Who Have a Way With Words by Robert W. Bly
  • Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors by Blythe Camenson
  • The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People by Carol Eikleberry
  • Top Careers for Liberal Arts Graduates by Ferguson Publishing

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executive.

marketable skills

Physics majors develop professional skills including:

  • Proficiency with scientific tools and instruments for measurements of physical phenomena and development of new technology
  • Proficiency with computational tools and software for simulation, modelling and data processing
  • Experience working with diverse quantitative methods, including formal, numerical, and graphical techniques
  • A demonstrated ability to think critically about applications physics in adjacent fields like business, industry, medicine, science policy and space development
  • The ability to understand and communicate complex scientific concepts
  • Research experience with theoretical, computational or experimental research methods
  • The ability to apply physical and mathematical principles to improve decision and design processes

relevant fields

  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Data Science
  • Government
  • Industrial Applications
  • Nuclear Medicine
  • Patent Law
  • Product Research & Development
  • Technical Consulting

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Clinical/Laboratory Technician
  • Computer Systems Engineer
  • Patent Examiner
  • Technical Sales Representative
  • Technical Writer
  • Test Engineer
  • Advanced Degree
  • Aero Dynamist
  • Astronomer
  • Astrophysicist
  • Medical Physicist
  • Operational Researcher
  • Physicist

online resources

print resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library:

  • Book of Majors by The College Board
  • Careers in Science by Thomas Easton 

professional associations

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marketable skills

Psychology majors develop professional skills including:

  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Insight into group dynamics and diversity
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience researching, analyzing, and designing original studies
  • The ability to apply psychological knowledge to counseling, intervention, and mediation
  • Familiarity with psychological tests and surveys and the ability to interpret results
  • Experience using computers to analyze statistical data and assist in laboratory/field research

relevant fields

  • Advocacy
  • Art Therapy
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Clinical Research
  • Education
  • Human Resources
  • Intelligence
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Social Work
  • Training & Professional Development

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Child Care Provider
  • College Admissions Counselor
  • Probation Officer
  • Residential Youth Counselor
  • Social Services Caseworker
  • Advanced Degree
  • Advertising Executive
  • Criminologist
  • Psychologist/Psychiatrist
  • Public Relations Director
  • School Counselor

online resources

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print resources

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  • Book of Majors by The College Board
  • Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You by Robert J. Sternberg
  • Great Jobs for Psychology Majors by Julie DeGalan and Stephen Lambert
  • The Psychology Major: Career Options and Strategies for Success by R. Eric Landrum, Stephen Davis, and Theresa Landrum

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

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marketable skills

Public Health majors develop professional skills including:

  • Developing and implementing strategies, programs, and policy for protecting and promoting the health of communities and populations
  • Gathering and interpreting quantitative and qualitative data
  • Assessing the effectiveness of health programs and services, and providing recommendations for improvement
  • Thinking critically about complex issues in public health and communicating information, insights, and advice to various populations
  • Leadership skills and collaborative working experience
  • Comfort in cogently expressing complex health and medical information 

relevant fields

  • Advocacy
  • Community Outreach
  • Corporate Health and Wellness
  • Education
  • Epidemiology
  • Government
  • Health Journalism
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Reproductive Health
  • Research

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Communications Specialist
  • Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Health Educator
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Researcher Analyst or Associate
  • Certifies Health Education Specialist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Advanced Degree
  • Epidemiology
  • Laboratory Director
  • Policy Advisor
  • Public Health Administrator
  • Research Coordinator
  • School Health Education Director

additional online resources

print resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library:

  • College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths and Payoffs by Neeta P. Fogg, Paul E. Harrington, and Thomas F. Harrington
  • Public Health: Career Choices That Make a Difference by Bernard J. Turnock
  • The Non-Profit Career Guide: How to Land a Job that Makes a Difference by Shelly Cryer
  • Top 100 Health-Care Careers: Your Complete Guidebook to Training and Jobs in Allied Health, Nursing, Medicine, and More by Saul Wischnitzer and Edith Wischnitzer

professional associations

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marketable skills

Religious Studies majors develop professional skills including:

  • The ability to analyze and discuss relevant historical and sociological issues
  • Knowledge of historically prominent ideas and leaders in world religions and philosophy
  • The ability to write and speak persuasively
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Experience adapting content for diverse audiences

relevant fields

  • Advocacy
  • Community/Social Services
  • Education
  • Ethnography
  • Lobbying
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Policy Development/Analysis
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing/Media
  • Research
  • Theology

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Community Organizer
  • Cultural Advisor
  • Nonprofit Manager
  • Philosophical/Spiritual Counselor
  • Research Assistant/Analyst
  • Teacher
  •  
  •  
  • Advanced Degree
  • Biblical Scholar
  • Editor
  • Ethics Lecturer
  • Geopolitical Consultant
  • Historian
  • Pastor/Priest/Rabbi
  • Professor
  • Social Worker

online resources

Visit these websites and others listed in our School-Specific Resources:

print resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library:

  • Book of Majors by The College Board
  • Career Opportunities in the Publishing Industry by Pat Schroeder
  • Careers for Bookworms and Other Literary Types by Marjorie Eberts and Margaret Gisler
  • Careers for Scholars & Other Deep Thinkers by Blythe Camenson
  • Careers for Writers & Others Who Have a Way With Words by Robert W. Bly
  • Great Jobs for Liberal Arts Majors by Blythe Camenson
  • The Career Guide for Creative and Unconventional People by Carol Eikleberry
  • Top Careers for Liberal Arts Graduates by Ferguson Publishing

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

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marketable skills

Sociology majors develop professional skills including:

ANALYTICAL SKILLS

  • Reading and thinking critically about important social issues
  • Evaluating ideas, theories, and evidence
  • Reasoning logically
  • Understanding components of complex problems
  • Analyzing patters of organization in business, industrial firms, or institutions

COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Conveying complex information and ideas
  • Articulating/Defending a position
  • Presenting alternative explanations
  • Summarizing
  • Preparing reports
  • Public speaking

INTERPERSONAL & CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS

  • Working in teams/motivating groups
  • Representing/negotiating with others
  • Understanding privilege, prejudice, and discrimination
  • Providing insight:
    • into approaches used in public relations, marketing, or politics for targeting diverse populations
    • into group dynamics and how to deal effectively with groups from diverse backgrounds
    • into how emotions, events, and problems are dealt with among various social groups
    • into human relationships for counseling, intervention, and mediation

SOCIAL RESEARCH SKILLS 

  • Planning/Designing research projects
  • Gathering/Interpreting quantitative/qualitative data
  • Utilizing different data collection techniques
  • Working with human research subjects
  • Translating theory into action
  • Utilizing software to analyze data

relevant fields

Sociology students often have minors or double majors in:

  • Anthropology
  • Criminology
  • Education
  • Human Resources 
  • International Relations
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Politics & Government
  • Psychology
  • Public Health
  • Public Policy & Administration
  • Social Work
  • Statistics
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies 

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Account Representative
  • Behavioral Scientist
  • Caseworker
  • Community Organizer
  • Editor/Writer (all media)
  • Human Resources
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Journalist
  • K-12 Teacher
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Lobbyist
  • Manager/Analyst
  • Marketing Manager/Researcher
  • Policy/Legislative Analyst
  • Public Opinion Researcher
  • Probation/Parole Officer
  • Program Manager/Administrator
  • Quantitative Analyst
  • Social Research Assistant/Associate
  • Special Agent/Investigator
  • Student Affairs/Admissions
  • Training Coordinator
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Advanced Degree
  • Applied Sociologist/Criminologist
  • Clinical Sociologist
  • College Professor
  • Demographer
  • Epidemiologist
  • Lawyer
  • Marriage/Family Therapist
  • Medical Doctor/Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychologist/Forensic Psychologist
  • Rehabilitation Counselor
  • Social Worker
  • Survey Statistician
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additional online resources

print resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library:

  • College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths and Payoffs: The Actual Jobs, Earnings, and Trends for Graduates of 60 College Majors by Neeta P. Fogg, Paul E. Harrington, and Thomas F. Harrington
  • Great Jobs for Sociology Majors by Stephen Lambert
  • How to Choose a College Major by Linda Landis Andrews

professional associations

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marketable skills

Studio Art majors develop professional skills including:

  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Graphic design and marketing skills
  • Experience transforming rough sketches, data, and verbal instructions into works of art
  • The ability to adapt techniques, tools, and materials to different creative processes, budgets, and final uses
  • Experience designing products to meet the needs and tastes of diverse clients and audiences
  • The ability to employ various artistic techniques, such as painting, drawing, lettering, engraving, weaving, photography, sculpting, modeling, welding, casting, and carving
  • Creative use of texture, contrast, and color combinations for visual impact
  • Comfort reviewing, evaluating, and explaining works of art

relevant fields

  • Advertising
  • Art Administration/Management
  • Art Criticism
  • Art Education
  • Commercial/Interior Design
  • Curatorial Services
  • Fashion
  • Multimedia Production
  • Museum/Gallery Installation
  • Publishing

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Costume/Fashion Designer
  • Graphic Artist
  • Illustrator/Painter
  • Photographer
  • Sculptor
  • Teacher
  • Advanced Degree
  • Art Critic
  • Curator
  • Education Director
  • Interior Designer
  • Program Director
  • Web Designer

online resources

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print resources

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  • Career Opportunities in Education and Related Services by Susan Echaore-McDavid
  • Great Jobs for Art Majors by Blythe Camenson
  • Opportunities in Museum Careers by Blythe Camenson
  • The Fine Artist’s Career Guide by Daniel Grant

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

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marketable skills

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies majors develop professional skills including:

  • Experience researching, analyzing, and designing original studies in the social sciences
  • Strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • The ability to locate and use primary sources in research
  • Insight into group dynamics and how to deal effectively with diversity
  • Knowledge of relevant historical and sociological issues
  • The ability to adapt approaches in public relations, marketing, and politics to target diverse populations
  • Experience applying social and historical lessons to current policy, social movements, and business trends
  • Strong analytical reasoning skills

relevant fields

  • Advocacy
  • Behavioral Sciences
  • Communications
  • Education
  • Human Resources
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Policy
  • Social Research & Data Analysis
  • Social Work
  • Training & Professional Development

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Campaign Worker
  • Family Services Specialist
  • Public Relations Advisor
  • Recreation/Occupational Therapist
  • Research Assistant/Analyst
  • Social Services Intake Counselor
  • Advanced Degree
  • Applied Sociologist
  • Marriage/Family Therapist
  • Public Relations Director
  • Research Anthropologist
  • School Counselor
  • Social Worker

online resources

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print resources

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  • Anthropology Career Resources Handbook by Margaret A. Gwynne
  • College Majors Handbook with Real Career Paths and Payoffs: The Actual Jobs, Earnings, and Trends for Graduates of 60 College Majors by Neeta P. Fogg, Paul E. Harrington, and Thomas F. Harrington
  • Great Jobs for History Majors by Julie Degalan
  • Great Jobs for Sociology Majors by Stephen Lambert
  • How to Choose a College Major by Linda Landis Andrews
  • Top Careers for Liberal Arts Graduates by Ferguson Publishing

Professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

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School of Communication

Marketable skills

Communication studies majors develop professional skills including: 

  • Leadership skills in communication and media industries
  • Planning, executing, and presenting research related to media and communication 
  • Strong writing skills and experience adapting content for different  audiences
  • Expertise in law and policy related to media and communication
  • Experience facilitating conversations and presenting in front of groups
  • Creative approaches to using media to influence, persuade, inform, and entertain
  • The ability to locate, research, analyze, and synthesize complex information
  • Critical and structural analysis of social and technological processes

Relevant fields

  • Academia 
  • Advocacy
  • Government & Policy Marketing & Public Relations
  • Market Research
  • Media & Entertainment Industries
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Political Campaign Management
  •  

Sample occupational titles 

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Account Coordinator
  • Community Relations Coordinator
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Events Coordinator
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Promotions Assistant 
  • Reporter/Journalist
  • Research Associate
  • Social Media Coordinator/Specialist
  •  
  • Advanced Degree
  • Brand Manager
  • Corporate Communications Manager
  • Market Researcher
  • Media/Communications Scholar
  • Media Planner/Buyer
  • Policy Analyst
  • Press Agent
  • Public Affairs Director
  • Research Analyst
  • Sales and Marketing Manager

additional online resources 

Print Resources 

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library: 

  • Career opportunities in journalism - Bobrow Burns, Jennifer. (March 2007)
  • PR Week*
  • The idealist guide to nonprofit careers for first-time job seekers - Busse, Meg.; Joiner, Steven.; Barber, Putnam. (2008)

*Career Center Subscription. Found only in the Career Center. 

Professional associations

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Marketable skills

Film and Media Arts majors develop professional skills including: 

  • The ability to write, direct, edit, and produce film
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Experience producing media content for different audiences/clients 
  • Creative approaches to using media to influence, persuade, inform, and entertain
  • Experience with film and design software
  • Comfort working individually and as a member of a team
  • Experience recording, non-linear editing, lighting, audio mixing, image correction, visual effects, etc.
  • The ability to locate, research, analyze, and synthesize complex information

relevant fields

  • Advertising
  • Advocacy
  • Education
  • Graphic Design
  • Media 
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Public Relations
  • Publishing
  • Web Design

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Documentary/Narrative Filmmaker
  • Editorial Assistant (Photo/Film)
  • Marketing Assistant 
  • Production Assistant
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Social Media Coordinator/Specialist
  • Videographer
  • Advanced Degree
  • Corporate Communications Manager
  • Marketing Development Director
  • Media Analyst
  • Media Planner/Buyer
  • Press Agent
  • Producer
  • Professor

online resources

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Print Resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library: 

  • Action! : Establishing Your Career in Film & Television Production by Sandra R. Gordon 
  • Careers for Film Buffs and Other Hollywood Types by Jaq Greenspon 
  • Careers in Advertising & Public Relations by WetFeet Publishers
  • Opportunities in Film Careers by Jan Bone and Ana Fernandez

Professional Associations

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marketable skills

Foreign Language and Communication Media majors develop professional skills including:

  • Knowledge of the media, culture, and sociolinguistics of a region or ethnic community
  • Familiarity with best practices in language translation/interpretation
  • Experience measuring the media’s effect on society
  • Strong writing, editing, and public speaking skills in multiple languages
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Experience adapting content for different audiences
  • The ability to use media to influence, persuade, inform, and entertain
  • Experience facilitating conversations and presenting in front of groups
  • Comfort working individually and as a member of a multicultural/multilingual team
  • The ability to locate, research, analyze, and synthesize complex information in multiple languages

relevant fields

  • Academia
  • Advertising
  • Advocacy
  • Government
  • Diplomacy/Foreign Service
  • International Education
  • Media
  • Newspaper/Magazines
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Political Campaign Management
  • Public Relations

Smaple Occupational titles 

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Community Relations Assistant
  • Foreign Service Officer/Correspondent
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Media Analyst 
  • Teacher
  • Translator/Interpreter
  • Advanced Degree
  • Bilingual Social Worker
  • Corporate Communications Manager
  • Marketing Development Director
  • Market Researcher
  • Press Agent
  • Public Affairs Director

online resources

Visit these websites and others listed in our School-Specific Resources:

print resources

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  • Career Opportunities in Journalism by Jennifer Bobrow Burns 
  • Careers in Advertising & Public Relations by WetFeet Publishers
  • Jack O’Dwyer’s Newsletter: The Inside News of PR and Marketing Communications
  • PR Week
  • Realities of Foreign Service Life by Melissa Brayer Hess, Patricia Linderman, and Marlene Manfiletto Nice
  • Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development by Sherry L. Mueller and Mark Overmann
  • Working for Change: Making a Career in International Public Service by Derick W. Brinkerhoff and Jennifer M. Brinkerhoff 

professional associations

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marketable skills

Journalism majors develop professional skills including:

  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • The ability to locate, research, analyze, and synthesize complex information
  • Strong writing, reporting, and editing skills
  • Strong analytical reasoning and objective reporting skills
  • Experience adapting content for different audiences
  • Comfort working individually and as a member of a team
  • The ability to apply historical lessons to current policy, social movements, and business trends
  • The ability to forecast shifts in public opinion

relevant fields

  • Academia
  • Advertising
  • Advocacy
  • Government
  • Lobbying
  • Media
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Politics
  • Public Relations

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Foreign Correspondent
  • Media Analyst
  • Media Production Assistant
  • Photojournalist
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Reporter
  • Advanced Degree
  • Author
  • Corporate Communications Manager
  • Investigative Reporter
  • News Managing Editor
  • Producer
  • Public Affairs Director

online resources

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print resources

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  • Breaking In: The JobsPage.com Guide to Newspaper Internships by Joe Grimm
  • Career Opportunities in Journalism by Jennifer Bobrow Burns
  • Careers in Advertising & Public Relations by WetFeet Publishers
  • The NCTJ Essential Guide to Careers in Journalism by Andy Bull
  • Vault Guide to Television Writing Careers by David Kukoff

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

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marketable skills

Public Communication majors develop professional skills including:

  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • The ability to build and maintain positive relationships with the public
  • Familiarity with best practices in community, consumer, industry, government, and media relations
  • Strong writing skills and experience adapting content for different audiences
  • Experience facilitating conversations and presenting in front of groups
  • Creative approaches to using media to influence, persuade, and inform
  • Comfort working individually and as a member of a team
  • Experience locating, researching, analyzing, and synthesizing complex information
  • The ability to handle high-level decision-making, problem-solving, and research
  • An aptitude for working in environments with tight deadlines and demanding schedules

relevant fields

  • Advertising
  • Advocacy
  • Government
  • Lobbying
  • Media
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Political Campaign Management
  • Private Industry/Business
  • Public Relations

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Account Coordinator
  • Brand Management Strategist
  • Community Relations Assistant
  • Grant Writer/Fundraiser
  • Marketing Assistant
  • Market Researcher
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Advanced Degree
  • Corporate Communications Manager
  • Corporate Spokesperson
  • Director of Media Relations
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Researcher
  • Marketing Development Director
  • Public Affairs Director

online resources

Visit these websites and others listed in our School-Specific Resources:

print resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library:

  • Careers in Advertising & Public Relations by WetFeet Publishers
  • Jack O’Dwyer’s Newsletter: The Inside News of PR and Marketing Communications
  • PR Week

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

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School of International Service

marketable skills

International Studies majors develop professional skills including:

  • A firm grounding in the breadth of the international affairs field
  • Knowledge of a broad range of regions, social, political, and economic issues, and global trends
  • Strong writing skills with the ability to adapt content for different audiences
  • Experience researching, analyzing, and presenting information
  • Proficiency with various research methods and software tools
  • The ability to provide insightful policy analysis
  • Comfort participating in cross-cultural communication

relevant fields

  • Advocacy
  • Business Strategy & Consulting
  • Conflict Resolution & Peacebuilding
  • Democracy & Political Freedom
  • Development & Relief
  • Energy and Environmental Sustainability
  • Foreign Policy & Public Diplomacy
  • Government

  • International Development

  • Lobbying
  • Multilateral Organizations
  • Research (Academia & Think Tanks)
  • Science & Technology
  • Security & Intelligence 
  • Social Impact
  • Strategic Communication
  • Trade Policy
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sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Development Assistant
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Junior Analyst
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  • Project/Program Coordinator
  • Research Assistant

Additional online reources

print resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library:

  • Realities of Foreign Service Life, Volume 2 edited by Melissa Brayer Hess, Patricia Linderman, and Marlene Manfiletto Nice
  • Working for Change: Making a Career in International Public Service by Derick and Jennifer Brinkerhoff
  • Working World: Careers in International Education, Exchange, and Development by Sherry Mueller and Mark Overmann

professional associations

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School of Public Affairs

marketable skills

CLEG majors develop professional skills and competencies including:

  • Identifying and answering questions of importance
  • Formulating, developing, completing, and presenting original projects
  • Research methods: data collection, analysis, interpretation, findings communication
  • Critical thinking and analysis: inductive and deductive reasoning, argumentation
  • Communication: professional writing, public speaking, persuasion, intercultural exchange
  • Leadership and social action
  • Knowledge of public affairs: government, legal institutions, economics, communication

relevant fields

  • Administration & Management
  • Broadcasting
  • Consulting
  • Criminal Justice
  • Financial Analysis
  • Government
  • Law/Law Enforcement
  • News Reporting & Editing
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Politics/Policy Development
  • Public/Community Relations

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Activist/Organizer
  • Campaign Operative
  • Congressional/Committee Staffer
  • Financial Analyst
  • Management Trainee
  • News Associate
  • Paralegal
  • Public Relations Assistant
  • Research Assistant
  • Advanced Degree
  • Attorney
  • Copy Editor
  • Court Administrator
  • Economist
  • Journalist
  • Lobbyist
  • Management Consultant
  • Policy Analyst

additional online resources

print resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library:

  • Career Opportunities in Journalism by Jennifer Bobrow Burns
  • The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Government Jobs by Partnership for Public Service
  • Top Careers for Economics Graduates by Checkmarks Books
  • Vault Guide to the Top Government and Nonprofit Legal Employers by Ron Hogan

professional associations

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marketable skills

Justice majors develop professional skills including:

  • Knowledge of a broad range of social issues and their stakeholders
  • Strong critical thinking skills
  • Strong writing skills and experience adapting content for different audiences
  • Experience facilitating conversations and presenting in front of groups
  • Comfort working individually and as a member of a team

relevant fields

  • Advocacy 
  • Education
  • Government
  • Law
  • Law Enforcement
  • Nonprofit Management

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Correctional Treatment Specialist
  • Government Relations Associate
  • Investigative Assistant
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Program Associate
  • Research Specialist
  • Teacher
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  •  
  • Advanced Degree
  • Attorney
  • Criminal Investigator
  • Development Officer
  • FBI Agent
  • Government Relations Director
  • Grants Officer
  • Intelligence Analyst
  • Policy Analyst
  • Professor

online resources

Visit these websites and others listed in our School-Specific Resources:

print resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library:

  • Career Opportunities in Education and Related Services by Susan Echaore-McDavid
  • Careers in Criminal Justice by W. Richard Stephens, Jr.
  • The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-time Job Seekers by Meg Busse
  • The Student's Federal Career Guide: 10 Steps to Find and Win Top Government Jobs and Internships by Kathryn Kraemer Troutman and Emily K. Troutman

professional Associations

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marketable skills

Law and Society majors develop professional skills including:

  • Strong writing skills and experience adapting content for different audiences
  • The ability to analyze and interpret advanced texts and theories
  • Strong interpersonal and intercultural communication skills
  • Experience facilitating conversations and presenting in front of groups
  • Strong critical thinking and communication skills
  • Comfort working individually and as a member of a team

relevant fields

  • Advocacy 
  • Education
  • Government
  • Law
  • Nonprofit Management

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Government Relations Associate
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Paralegal
  • Program Associate
  • Research Specialist
  • Teacher
  • Advanced Degree
  • Attorney
  • Government Relations Director
  • Grants Officer
  • Judge
  • Professor
  • Policy Analyst
  • Program Manager

online resources

Visit these websites and others listed in our School-Specific Resources:

print reources 

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library: 

  • Career Opportunities in Education and Related Services by Susan Echaore-McDavid
  • The Career Chronicles: An Insider's Guide to What Jobs are Really Like - the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly From Over 750 Professionals by Michael Gregory
  • The Idealist Guide to Nonprofit Careers for First-time Job Seekers by Meg Busse
  • The Student's Federal Career Guide: 10 Steps to Find and Win Top Government Jobs and Internships by Kathryn Kraemer Troutman and Emily K. Troutman

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

Find additional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

marketable skills

Political Science majors develop professional skills and competencies including: 

  • Identifying and answering questions of importance
  • Formulating, developing, completing, and presenting original projects
  • Research methods: data collection, analysis, interpretation, findings communication
  • Critical thinking and analysis: inductive and deductive reasoning, argumentation
  • Communication: professional writing, public speaking, persuasion, intercultural exchange
  • Leadership and social action
  • Knowledge of public affairs: American politics, comparative Politics, political theory, public policy, public law, gender, race, and politics

relevant fields

  • Advocacy
  • Government
  • International Organizations
  • Journalism
  • Law
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Politics/Policy Development
  • Private Sector

sample occupational titles

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Activist/Organizer
  • Campaign Operative
  • Congressional Office/Committee Staffer 
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Teacher
  • Advanced Degree
  • Attorney
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Lobbyist
  • Policy Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • University Professor

additional online resources

print resources

Find these titles and additional books, periodicals, and handouts in the Career Center Library:

  • Complete Idiot’s Guide to Getting Government Jobs by Partnership for Public Service
  • Great Jobs for Political Science Majors by Mark Rowh
  • Ten Steps to a Federal Job: How to Land a Job in the Obama Administration by Kathryn Troutman

professional associations

The following professional associations offer career-related information and job listings:

Find more professional associations at the American Society of Association Executives.

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