Ethnic Studies Career Opportunities

Undergraduate and graduate degree in ethnic studies is good for many entry level positions in government and business and good preparation for many doctoral programs in the social sciences, and professional programs such as Law (J.D.), and Business (MBA).


Careers in Education: Teaching/Research
ES alumni have established careers in education as teachers, professors, researchers.

  • Public and private schools
  • Colleges
  • Universities

Strategies for Educators

  • Earning a graduate degree helps bring college/universities teaching opportunities

Strategies for Researchers

  • Take research methods and computer courses especially on SPSS
  • Focus on qualitative, quantitative and evaluation research methods

 

Careers in Public/Government
Many ES alumni work for Human Services/Program Development/Military.

  • Federal, state, and county Health & Human Services
  • Federal, state, and county Housing & Urban Development
  • State & local government
  • Peace Corps

Strategies for Public/Government

  • Do internships to gain work experiences in state & local government agencies
  • Develop multicultural counseling skills
  • Develop new social programs for ethnic/new immigrant communities
  • Apply communication, computer, and research skills in the workplace
  • Volunteer to join the military to help shape your future career and education

 

Careers in Business
Many ES alumni work for Human Services/Program Development/Military.

  • Staffing agencies
  • Service industries

Strategies for Business

  • Apply cross-cultural training and diversity management skills in the workplace
  • Seek management positions

 

Careers in Local/International Community & Human Services
ES alumni have established careers in local/international community and Human services.

  • Federal, state, and county Health & Human Services
  • Federal, state, and county Housing & Urban Development
  • State & local government
  • Peace Corps
  • Non-Governmental Organization

Strategies for Local/International Community & Human Services

  • Do internships to gain work experiences in state & local government agencies
  • Develop multicultural counseling skills
  • Develop new social programs for ethnic/new immigrant communities
  • Apply communication, computer, and research skills in the workplace
  • Volunteer to join the military to help shape your future career and education