What To Do With A Degree In …

You often hear “Go to college to get a good job.” But a college degree does not guarantee that you will immediately get a high-paying position.

You need to know how to talk about the skills you gained in college and “sell” your qualifications to employers.

This is easier for people who majored in a program directly related to the type of jobs they are applying for. For example: a Computer Science graduate getting hired in Information Technology.

Some degrees don’t draw a straight line to specific careers. This can be good for graduates — if you do your homework, you might find you have more career options than you knew.

Before you choose your major or college program, find out what careers graduates from similar programs go into. Also find out what type of degree and what major employers want you to have.

Here are a few examples of careers you can do with a degree in …

  • Agricultural and Food Scientists
  • Biomedical and Agricultural Engineers
  • Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians
  • Conservation Scientists and Foresters
  • Dental Hygienists
  • Dietitians and Nutritionists
  • Health Services Managers
  • Practitioners and Nurse Midwives
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Optometrists
  • Physician Assistants
  • Postsecondary Teachers
  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Veterinarians
  • Account Executive
  • Audio/Visual Specialist
  • Business Analyst
  • Communications Coordinator
  • Community Organizer
  • Editorial Manager
  • Events Coordinator
  • Government Affairs Assistant
  • Graphic Designer
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Production Director
  • Public Education Coordinator
  • Sales Representative
  • Special Event Coordinator
  • Web Manager
  • Courseware Developer
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Legal Assistant
  • Marketing Writer
  • Production Assistant
  • Program Manager for nonprofit
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations Associate
  • Research Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
Political Science
  • Administrative Assistant in governor’s office
  • Analyst for the CIA
  • City Planner
  • Community Affairs Manager
  • Federal Investigator
  • Field Organizer
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Fundraiser
  • Legislative Aide
  • Lobbyist
  • Paralegal
  • Police Officer/State Trooper
  • Project Coordinator
  • Research Assistant
  • Teacher
Social Science
  • Clergy
  • Community and Social Service Specialists
  • Counselors
  • Credit Counselors and Loan Officers
  • Human Resources Managers
  • Lawyers, and Judges
  • Librarians
  • Market Research Analysts
  • Police Officers
  • Probation Officers and Correctional Treatment Specialists
  • Psychologists
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Social and Community Service Managers
  • Social Workers
  • Urban and Regional Planners