What Jobs Can I Get with a Women's Studies Degree?

According to the National Center for Educational Statistics, the field of women's studies focuses on the political, economic and sociological positions of women throughout modern history (''nces.ed.gov''). If you are you interested in pursuing a career that addresses the status of women in society and culture, read on to learn about the various job options that may be available to you upon earning an undergraduate or graduate degree in women's studies. Schools offering Gender Diversity Studies degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Undergraduate Degree Options in Women's Studies

An undergraduate degree program in women's studies is commonly available as a Bachelor of Arts program with a major in women's studies, liberal arts or gender studies. Each can provide a liberal arts background along with an additional understanding of the historic and contemporary issues faced by women in society.

Job Options

When you have a bachelor's degree in this field, there may be a broad spectrum of jobs available in areas such as administration, advocacy, social work, sociology, public health and public policy. A deeper insight into women's issues is sought by advocacy groups and policy researchers. Additionally, legal services, healthcare groups and government organizations often seek candidates who possess an understanding and awareness of gender issues. Michigan State University reports that qualified graduates might also work as consultants in various industries such as insurance and personnel services (www.msu.edu).

Graduate Degree Options

It is also possible to earn a Master of Arts in Women's Studies. Some institutions offer this course of study as a dual-degree program, coupling the graduate-level women's studies degree with a Master of Social Work, for example. Earning two degrees can give you greater flexibility as a job candidate if you want to pursue a career in social work that also requires expertise in issues that specifically affect women. Ph.D programs are available in the field of women's studies, and are usually included in gender and sexuality studies programs.

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Earning a master's degree in this field may qualify you for positions that are tailored more toward advocacy. These are usually advanced positions that require an in-depth knowledge of the field, including program director or coordinator of an organization that focuses on women's issues. Doctoral degrees in women's studies can lead to positions in research or post-secondary education.

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