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Liberal Studies Career Outlook

A program that is a structured combination of the arts, biological and physical sciences, social sciences, and humanities, emphasizing breadth of study.

To find out more about your major including potential areas and employers, required skills, job outlook, and median pay, please access the Occupational Outlook Handbook or O*Net websites.

Career Outlook

Explore the subsections below to learn more about the potential skills a student with a liberal studies major can develop as well as the potential positions, areas, and employers that hire students with this degree. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.

Skills

As a liberal studies major, students may develop or advance skills including oral and written communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, research, adaptability, flexibility, social responsibility, cultural awareness and sensitivity.

Positions

Graduates with a degree in liberal studies can work as public relations specialists, bankers, event planners, human resources specialists, office managers, caseworkers, government affairs representatives, curators, paralegals, writers/editors.

Areas

Graduates with a degree in liberal studies can work within the following areas: sales, communications/media, entertainment industry, hospitality, advertising, fundraising/development, customer service.

Employers

Graduates with a degree in liberal studies can work for federal, state, and local government agencies, banks, law firms, cultural organizations, higher education, human service, retail, nonprofits, insurance, corporations.

Helpful Resources

Use the employment opportunity resources below to kickstart your preprofessional and or professional experience search. You may also identify a professional or student organization to join and network with individuals in your major and field. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.

Opportunities

Handshake

In addition to other employment opportunity websites, the Center for SUCCESS uses Handshake to share internships and jobs with students. Please explore the positions provided in the automated feed below or click "View All" to explore positions in Handshake using your major as a filter.

Although we attempt to screen all employers and positions, the Center for SUCCESS and Saint Xavier University assume no liability for the accuracy of information shared in this feed or through Handshake. The views and opinions shared by employers through Handshake do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Center for SUCCESS and Saint Xavier University.

Please Note: This feed may include positions not directly related to your major, as employers have the option to assign all majors to posted roles. If you have any questions about a particular employer or position, please contact centerforsuccess@sxu.edu.


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