Careers in Women's Studies
Women's studies is a flexible, versatile degree that can be valuable in many fields. Our graduates pursue careers in the nonprofit sector and with a wide range of organizations that work for positive social change, where they apply what they've learned in college to real-life problems.
What you can do with a degree in women's studies:
- Change your world.
- Work for nonprofit agencies.
- Work in community service organizations, such as women's shelters.
- Work in human resources.
- Continue studies in law school or graduate school.
Women's studies students develop effective skills in writing, critical thinking, research, public presentation, and leadership that are vital in many fields.
In addition, employers are increasingly aware that they need to address gender and diversity issues in the workplace. Women's studies majors stand out as applicants who are trained to address these issues.
Skills you can market with a degree in women's studies:
- Analysis of social systems.
- Ability to think and plan locally and globally.
- Time management and organization.
- Effective written and oral communication.
- Cultural awareness and sensitivity.
- Critical thinking and problem solving.
- Ability to work solo or as a team member.
- Primary and secondary research skills.
Recent graduates are working as:
- YWCA, director
- YMCA, youth program director
- Multi-county transit and youth activities coordinator
- Reporter for KQED
- Customer specialist for US West
- Researcher for Washington State Legislature
- Women's health care provider
- Children's advocate
- Medical clinic administrator
- Social worker
- Computer information systems specialist
- Homeless shelter coordinator
- International education advisor
- Battered women's center administrator
- Court facilitator
- Women's studies teacher
And working for:
- Pharmaceutical ad agency
- Food Safety Coalition
- Breast cancer support group
And working in:
- Public relations
- Early childhood education
- Secondary education
- Educational administration
- Fine arts
- Human relations & resources
- Web design