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What Can I Do With a Minor in American Studies?

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Career Titles

  • Account Coordinator
  • Activities Leader
  • Admissions Counselor
  • Advertising Specialist 
  • Affirmative Action Officer
  • Archivist
  • Armorer Technician
  • Arts Council Director
  • Banker
  • Benefits Coordinator
  • Biography Creationist
  • Book Salesperson
  • Business Manager
  • Campaign Planner
  • CIA/FBI Agent
  • Circulation Manager
  • Civil Rights Investigator
  • Claims Representative
  • College Administrator
  • College Registrar
  • Columnist/Journalist
  • Communications Specialist
  • Community Action Specialist
  • Community Organization Worker
  • Community Outreach Worker
  • Community Planning Specialist
  • Community Relations Director
  • Community Service Worker
  • Conference Coordinator
  • Congressional/Legislative Aide
  • Conservation Technician
  • Conservator
  • Constituent Aide
  • Consultant
  • Consumer Advocate
  • Contract Administrator/Specialist
  • Convention Organizer
  • Copy Editor
  • Copywriter
  • Corporation Historian/Archivist
  • Corrections Officer
  • Counselor
  • Court Appointed Advocate
  • Cultural Affairs Officer
  • Curator
  • Customer Relations Rep.
  • Customs/Immigration Officer
  • Departmental Historian
  • Development Specialist
  • Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Eligibility Specialist
  • Employment Counselor
  • Events Coordinator
  • Exhibit Designer
  • Family Services Specialist
  • Financial Aid Counselor
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Foundation Administrator
  • Fundraiser
  • Grant Proposal Reviewer
  • Grant Writer
  • Grants Specialist
  • Health Administrator
  • Health Educator
  • Historian
  • Historic Site Administrator
  • Historical Preservationist
  • Historical Sites Supervisor
  • Historical Society Staff
  • History Teacher
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Insurance Agent
  • Investment Researcher
  • Lawyer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legislative Correspondent
  • Legislative Research Assistant
  • Librarian
  • Literacy Program Coordinator
  • Lobbyist
  • Market Research Analyst
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Media Buyer
  • Medical Admissions Staff
  • Museum Curator
  • Museum Educator
  • National Park Service Advisor
  • News Analyst
  • News Assistant
  • Nonprofit Administrator
  • Organizational Planner
  • Paralegal
  • Park Ranger
  • Patient Advocate
  • Pediatric Social Worker
  • Police Officer
  • Political Organizer
  • Politician
  • Population Studies Researcher
  • Preservationist
  • Press Secretary
  • Program Coordinator
  • Project Manager
  • Public Information Coordinator
  • Public Opinion Interviewer
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publishing Assistant
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Race Relations Specialist
  • Reporter
  • Research Assistant
  • Researcher
  • Restorer
  • Sales Representative
  • Site Guide
  • Social Worker
  • Stockbroker
  • Survey Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Technical Writer
  • Underwriter
  • Urban/Regional Planner
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Welfare Investigator
  • Writer
  • Youth Counselor

Employers
  • Advertising Agencies 
  • Archives
  • Banks
  • Book Publishers
  • CIA/FBI 
  • Civic Organizations
  • Civil Rights Commission
  • Collection Agencies
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Communications/Media Firms
  • Consulting Firms
  • Consumer Affairs Office
  • Cultural Organizations
  • Department of Commerce
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of State
  • Drug Enforcement Administration
  • Federal, State and Local Government
  • Foreign News Agencies
  • Foundations
  • Historic Sites / Historical Societies
  • Hospitals
  • Import/Export Firms
  • Insurance Companies
  • International Corporations and Investment Banks
  • Labor Unions
  • Law Firms
  • Libraries
  • Library of Congress
  • Manufacturing Companies
  • Museums
  • National Archives & Records Administration
  • National Endowment for the Humanities
  • National Park Service
  • National Security Agency
  • Newspapers/Magazines
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Peace Corps/AmeriCorps
  • Public Interest Groups
  • Public Relations Firms
  • Radio/TV/Film
  • Research Firms
  • Retail Stores
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • Social Service Agencies
  • Stock Companies
  • Travel Agencies
  • United Nations
  • US Customs Service
  • US Department of State

Skills 
  • Ability to work independently and with others
  • Analyze data
  • Compare ideas/translations
  • Compose/express thoughts
  • Computer literacy
  • Creativity
  • Critical analysis: the ability to analyze a situation and come up with creative and practical solutions
  • Cultural competency
  • Curiosity and inquisitiveness: desire to learn more and to continue learning, examine reasons beneath issues
  • Describe/evaluate issues/ problems/events
  • Develop/generate ideas
  • Effective writing: ability to successfully and precisely communication one's ideas in text
  • Flexibility/adaptability
  • Interdisciplinary thinking and training: ability to think about a problem in multiple ways
  • Interface with community areas
  • Interpret facts
  • Observe people
  • Oral communication
  • Organize ideas/materials
  • Plan/administer programs
  • Presentation of ideas
  • Problem solve
  • Read/understand ideas
  • Research skills
  • Review/evaluate projects or ideas
  • Rewrite/edit
  • Sensitivity to people & problems
  • Summarize
  • Synthesize
  • Test an idea/hypothesis
  • Track historical trends
  • Understand individual differences
  • Understand of relationships & social processes

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