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What Can I Do With a Minor in Women’s and Gender Studies?

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Career Titles

  • Admissions Counselor
  • Advertising Specialist/Manager
  • Affirmative Action Coordinator
  • AIDS Case Manager  
  • Alcoholism Counselor  
  • AmeriCorps Director
  • Archivist
  • Art Therapist
  • Arts Administrator  
  • Arts Council Director
  • Attorney
  • Biographer
  • Business Manager
  • Business Owner
  • Campaign Manager
  • Career Counselor
  • Case Manager
  • Chemical Dependency Specialist  
  • Child Welfare Worker
  • Civil Rights Advocate
  • Civil Rights Investigator
  • Communications Consultant
  • Community Affairs Director
  • Community Development Specialist
  • Community Health Specialist
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Community Planning specialist
  • Community Relations Director
  • Community Service Agency Director
  • Conference Coordinator
  • Congressional Aide
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Corrections Officer
  • Counselor
  • Crisis Counselor
  • Cultural Affairs Officer
  • Customer Relations Representative
  • Demographer
  • Director of Volunteer Services
  • Diversity Trainer
  • Domestic Abuse Counselor
  • Editor
  • Elderly Services Coordinator
  • Eligibility Specialist
  • Employee Relations Coordinator
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Equal Opportunity Advocate
  • Event Planner
  • Family Development Specialist
  • Family Planning Coordinator
  • Family Services Administrator
  • Filmmaker
  • Financial Planner
  • Foreign Service Agent
  • Foundation Administrator
  • Fundraiser
  • Girl Scouts Program Director
  • Guidance Counselor
  • Health and Human Services Specialist
  • Health Clinic Director
  • Health Counselor  
  • Health Policy Planner
  • Historian
  • Hospice Counselor
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Hospital Foundation Executive
  • Human Resource Administrator
  • Human Rights Advocate
  • Instructional Program Designer
  • Insurance Agent/Broker
  • International Human Rights Program Assistant
  • International Organization Director
  • Investment Counselor
  • Job Developer
  • Journalist
  • Labor Relations Specialist
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Lawyer
  • Legislative Aid
  • Librarian
  • Literacy Program Coordinator
  • Lobbyist
  • Management Trainee
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Marriage/Family Therapist
  • Mental Health Counselor
  • Midwife
  • Minister
  • Museum Curator
  • Nonprofit Executive Director
  • Nurse
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Ombudsman
  • Paralegal/Legal Assistant
  • Parent Educator
  • Patient Advocate
  • Peace Corps Volunteer
  • Political Organizer
  • Politician
  • Probation Officer
  • Professor
  • Program Coordinator
  • Psychologist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Public Affairs Specialist
  • Public Health Educator
  • Public Information Officer
  • Public Policy Specialist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publicity Director
  • Race Relations Specialist
  • Rape Crisis Program Director
  • Real Estate Agent
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Religious Organization Director
  • Reproductive Health Counselor
  • Researcher
  • Residential Life Coordinator
  • Sales Rep/Manager
  • Small-Business Owner
  • Social Services Director
  • Social Worker
  • Sociologist
  • Special Event Coordinator
  • Sports Marketing Director
  • Staffing Specialist
  • Student Services Specialist
  • Survey Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Training/Development Specialist
  • Underwriter
  • Union Organizer
  • Victims’ Advocate
  • Violence Prevention Educator
  • Vocational Counselor
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Volunteer Services Administrator
  • Women’s Issues Coordinator
  • Women’s Health Advocate
  • Women’s Resource Center Director
  • Women’s Rights Advocate
  • Writer
  • Youth Worker

Employers
  • Adoption Agencies 
  • Advertising Agencies
  • Advocacy Organizations  
  • Anthropological Groups
  • Arts Organizations  
  • Battered Women’s Shelters 
  • Businesses
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Civil Rights Commission 
  • Civil Service Organizations 
  • College Alumnae Associations
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Commerce Department
  • Community Affairs Agencies
  • Community Development Offices
  • Community Organizations
  • Consumer Affairs Office
  • Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Counseling Groups
  • County Probation Department
  • Department of Labor
  • Economic Development Councils
  • Economic Research Foundations
  • Environmental Protection Agency
  • Federal Communications Agency
  • Financial Service Firms
  • Government Organizations
  • Health and Human Services
  • Health Clinics
  • Hospitals 
  • Housing and Urban Development
  • Human Resource Departments
  • International Firms
  • Judicial System
  • Labor Departments
  • Labor Unions
  • Laboratories
  • Law Firms
  • Libraries
  • Lobbying Organizations
  • Local, State and Federal Government
  • Management Consulting Firms
  • Market Research Firms
  • Media
  • Mental Health Agencies      
  • National Interest Groups
  • National Telecommunications and Information Administration
  • Newspaper/Magazine Publications
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Nursing Homes
  • Public Health Clinics
  • Public Policy Agencies
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Publishers
  • Rehabilitation Agencies    
  • Research Centers
  • Retail Stores
  • Schools
  • Small Business Administration
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Sports/Recreation Departments
  • Television & Radio Stations
  • Trade and International Organizations
  • Unions
  • Women’s Advocacy Groups
  • Women’s Centers and Safe Houses
  • Women’s Rights Organizations

Skills 
  • Accepting of differing opinions
  • Analyze and evaluate data and ideas
  • Analyze cultural events and texts
  • Analyze the media and other forms of communication
  • Awareness of gender, race and other differences
  • Connect with communities
  • Critical thinking and intellectual curiosity
  • Critique and evaluate
  • Defend one’s position
  • Design projects
  • Develop new agendas for old problems
  • Develop perspectives and strategies through analysis of past experiences
  • Diplomacy
  • Document and present information in written and spoken form
  • Evaluate projects and plans
  • Excellent communication, writing, research and interpersonal skills
  • Identify cultural and gender implications of policies and decisions
  • Interpret events
  • Interview, collect and communicate relevant data
  • Knowledge and commitment necessary to be a social activist and agent of societal change
  • Listen to others’ thoughts and ideas
  • Observe people
  • Open-mindedness
  • Oral and written communication
  • Organize ideas/materials
  • Perceive patterns and structures
  • Plan and administer programs
  • Present differing viewpoints
  • Problem posing/problem solving
  • Read and understand ideas
  • Research and extract relevant information
  • Self-disciplined
  • Sensitivity to diversity
  • Sensitivity to people and problems
  • Stimulating discussion/questioning
  • Test and explore ideas in discussion with others
  • Understand and interpret global cultures
  • Understanding and insight into the many factors that impact woman today
  • Understanding of different points of view
  • Work independently
  • Write clearly and creatively

Links of Interest   

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