| By Maddy Gonzalez |
You might be asking yourself “What can I do with my degree?” or “What kind of career can I pursue as a History major?” As you start asking yourself these types of questions and planning for life after graduation, it is important to remember that you are not limited to just a few jobs based on your major. Often students are too narrow-minded when they think of jobs they could be qualified for. Here are some jobs for popular majors that students may not have thought of before.
English: Love social media? Become a Social Media Community Manager.
Social media has become extremely important for companies to communicate with their customers. Companies are seeking employees to manage their social media who have strong writing and editorial skills. Being a Social Media Community Manager is a great job for English majors who understand how to communicate messages to their target audience.
Biology: Want to combine your love of law and love of biology? Become a Medical Lawyer.
Many people believe all biology majors become doctors. However, being a biology major does not necessarily mean that you will be applying for medical school your senior year. There are careers in different industries such as government, research, and agriculture that biology majors are qualified to pursue. An interesting career path for biology majors is becoming a lawyer who specializes in medical law. Biology majors can develop the medical background they need to apply the law in medical situations.
Engineering: Do you love Legos or were you part of the Robotics team in high school? Become an Animatronics/Robotics Engineer.
This career involves building robotic devices that have humanlike movements. This career allows engineers to use their creativity and imagination every day in their work (P.S. I heard Disneyland was hiring!).
Business: Have a desire to be your own boss or have an innovative product/service idea that you want to pursue? Become an Entrepreneur.
Creating your own company may be difficult, but is very rewarding. Some of the most successful business professionals today are entrepreneurs who took the immense risk of starting their own business (Heard of Mark Zuckerberg?). Being an entrepreneur gives you the power to create a company that provides a service/good that you are passionate about.
Nursing: Are you passionate about health, but also want to incorporate technology management into your career? Become a Nursing Informatics Analyst.
Health Informatics Specialists are in high demand currently, especially in the field of nursing. This career incorporates the science behind nursing, information technology management, and computer science. A Nursing Informatics Analyst’s duty is to be the main communicator and manager of data. In other words, they play a crucial role in the decision-making process in the medical field.
History: Interested in other cultures and have a passion for traveling? Become a Foreign Correspondent.
Foreign correspondents are journalists placed in other countries who report important events in the country they are stationed in. Some duties include interviewing locals and recording details of newsworthy events. History majors are suited for this job because of their strong writing ability and passion for documenting events. This is a great career that would satisfy a desire for exploration and greater understanding of other cultures.
Spanish: Are you fluent in Spanish and do you enjoy communicating with people? Become a Bilingual Consumer Service Representative.
Bilingual Consumer Service Representatives are responsible for communicating with both English and Spanish-speaking customers to provide support. These representatives are needed in most companies due to the number of non-English speaking citizens in the U.S. This career allows those who have a gift for languages and communication to help fill the gap of communication in consumer transactions within companies.
As you can see, there are many jobs that might not be immediately obvious. When thinking about possible future careers, remember that there is a diverse range of opportunities out there!