What Can I Do With This Major?

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There are a lot of majors out there. And, true, picking a major isn't the same as picking your career. Still, you might be wondering which careers are tied to which majors. Well, that’s what we’re gonna give you!

Here’s a list of common majors along with some related career paths. But don’t stop there! Keep clicking through for lots more detail on these majors and the work they (might) lead to.

Broken down by the following categories:

Business and Management

The career options with a business/management major are certainly varied, almost limitless. Whether you want to explore your entrepreneurial side and start your own business, or just be a part of one, this is the right major for you. Get all the details here!

Agricultural Business and Economics

  • Agricultural agent
  • Agricultural economist
  • Agricultural engineer
  • Agronomist
  • Commodity merchandiser
  • Economic analyst
  • Farmer/rancher
  • Financial analyst
  • Food and drug inspector
  • Forester
  • Lawyer
  • Range manager
  • Teacher

Business Economics

  • Accountant (C.P.A.)
  • Actuary
  • Architect
  • Budget officer
  • Business economist
  • Comptroller
  • Cost accountant
  • Economist
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Manager
  • Market analyst
  • Public administrator
  • Sales representative
  • Teacher or professor
  • Treasurer
  • Urban planner

Business Education

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Business consultant
  • Business manager
  • Business owner
  • Executive secretary
  • Paralegal specialist
  • Proprietary school instructor
  • Sales representative
  • Secondary school teacher

Business Statistics

  • Actuary
  • Business statistician
  • College professor
  • Comptroller
  • Lawyer
  • Management analyst
  • Management consultant
  • Manager
  • Market analyst
  • Operations researcher
  • Statistical accountant
  • Teacher

E-commerce

  • Communications
  • Consulting
  • Electronic retailing
  • Entrepreneurial studies
  • Business owner/founder
  • Investment banker
  • Marketing manager or executive
  • Product development manager
  • Venture capitalist

Finance

  • Commercial banker
  • Corporate finance
  • Entrepreneur
  • Financial analyst
  • Financial planner
  • Investment banker
  • Stockbroker
  • Venture capitalist
  • Hospitality Administration/Management
  • Convention/meeting planner
  • Facilities manager
  • Restaurant, resort, or hotel manager
  • Travel agent or consultant
  • Tourism director

Hotel Management/Administration

  • Caterer
  • Convention planner
  • Food/beverage inspector
  • Foods supervisor
  • Health inspector
  • Hotel/motel/resort manager
  • Personnel manager
  • Purchasing manager
  • Restaurant manager
  • Tourism director

Insurance

  • Account executive
  • Accountant
  • Actuary
  • Benefits officer or consultant
  • Business manager
  • Claims examiner
  • Financial advisor
  • Financial analyst
  • Insurance broker
  • Insurance underwriter
  • Lawyer
  • Loan officer
  • Real estate broker
  • Stockbroker

International Business

  • Account executive
  • Accountant
  • Business department head
  • College professor
  • Diplomat
  • Editor
  • Financial analyst
  • Import-export agent
  • Lawyer
  • Marketing representative
  • Purchasing agent
  • State departmental official
  • Venture capitalist

Labor/Industrial Relations Studies

  • Community organizer
  • Contract specialist
  • Industrial relations director
  • Job analyst
  • Labor journalist
  • Labor relations specialist
  • Labor representative
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Management analyst
  • National labor relations board staff
  • Occupational health/safety inspector
  • Salary and wage administrator
  • Union official

Manufacturing and Industrial Technology

  • Engineering technologist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Factory supervisor
  • Industrial consultant
  • Industrial designer
  • Manufacturer engineer
  • Research technologist
  • Sales representative
  • Science teacher
  • Technical writer

Operations Management

  • College professor
  • Computer programmer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Management analyst
  • Operations researcher
  • Organizational researcher
  • Research/development director
  • Systems analyst

Computer Science

Technology is always advancing, but its foundation seems to stay the same--it's all the product of innovation, imagination, and creativity! Interested in computers? From hardware to software, building blocks of code to user-facing design, computer science majors have something for everyone, and it might be the right fit for you! Get all the details here!

Computer Programming

  • Computer graphics artists
  • Computer programmer
  • Computer systems engineer
  • IT manager or technician
  • Web designer

Computer Science

  • Actuary
  • College professor
  • Consultant
  • Corporate IT specialist
  • Financial analyst
  • Hardware engineer
  • Lawyer
  • Mathematician
  • Network administrator
  • Programmer
  • Research scientist
  • Software engineers
  • System analyst
  • Technical writer

Information Sciences

  • Computer programmer
  • Computer science professor
  • Data base administrator
  • IT manager or consultant
  • Software or hardware engineer
  • Systems analyst

Management Information Systems

  • Corporate MIS manager or consultant
  • Director of materials and inventory
  • Operation analyst
  • Quality control manager
  • Systems analyst

Software Engineering

  • College professor
  • Computer animator
  • Computer hardware dev.
  • Computer programmer
  • Corporate IT manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Software creator
  • Software developer
  • Software technician
  • Systems analyst
  • Technical writer

Systems Analysis

  • College professor
  • Comptroller
  • Computer engineer
  • Computer programmer
  • Demographer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Government analyst
  • Statistician
  • Systems analyst
  • Systems engineer

Education

Teachers are invaluable facets of childhood development, mentors, and leaders. And they need lots of new graduates to fill in their ranks, so if you think you might have what it takes to shape young (and not-so-young minds), check out the many varied teaching specialties below! Get all the details here!

Education of the Deaf/Hearing Impaired

  • College professor
  • Consultant
  • Educator of the hearing-impaired
  • Hospital administrator
  • Psychiatrist
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Rehabilitation supervisor
  • Social worker
  • Therapist

Education of the Learning Disabled

  • Educational testing consultant
  • Learning disabilities teacher/consultant
  • Professor of education
  • School psychologist
  • Tutor/tutoring center director

Elementary/Early Childhood Education

  • Childcare center teacher or director
  • Children’s book writer
  • College professor
  • Elementary teacher
  • Kindergarten/pre-school teacher
  • Psychologist
  • School administrator
  • School counselor
  • Social worker
  • Textbook representative
  • Tutor

Home Economics Education

  • College professor
  • Dietician
  • Elementary school teacher
  • Extension specialist
  • Gerontologist
  • Health administrator
  • Home economist
  • Nutritionist
  • Psychologist
  • Restaurant manager
  • Secondary school teacher

Physical Education

  • Athletic coach
  • Athletic trainer
  • Camp director
  • College professor
  • Drug abuse counselor
  • Elementary school teacher
  • Physical therapist
  • Professional athlete
  • Psychologist
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Social worker

Secondary Education

  • Adult education teacher
  • Clergy
  • College professor
  • Educational consultant
  • Lawyer
  • Program director
  • School administrator
  • School counselor
  • Scientist
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Social worker

Special Education

  • Clergy
  • Clinical psychologist
  • College instructor
  • Counselor
  • Elementary school teacher
  • Psychiatrist
  • Rehabilitation therapist
  • Secondary school teacher
  • School administrator
  • School psychologist
  • Social worker

Technology/Industrial Arts Education

  • Automotive mechanic
  • College professor
  • Elementary school teacher
  • Entrepreneur
  • Materials engineer
  • Metallurgist
  • Sales manager
  • School administrator
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Structural drafter
  • Tools designer

Engineering

Engineering pairs a healthy amount of creativity with science, and engineers often need both design savvy and a strong foundation in theory. From creating the next super long-distance airplane to developing chemical compounds, engineering comprises many specialties and subdivisions. Get all the details here!

Aerospace Engineer

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Aircraft design engineer
  • Astronaut
  • Astrophysicist
  • College professor
  • Commercial pilot
  • Entrepreneur
  • Flight engineer
  • Lawyer
  • Meteorologist
  • Technical writer
  • Test pilot

Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering

  • Bioengineer
  • Biomedical engineer
  • College professor
  • Lawyer
  • Materials engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Medical consultant
  • Physician
  • Physiologist
  • Reliability engineer
  • Research scientist

Chemical Engineering

  • Chemical engineer
  • College professor
  • Environmental engineer
  • Lawyer
  • Management consultant
  • Metallurgist
  • Petroleum engineer
  • Plant manager
  • Plastics engineer
  • Product designer
  • Production engineer
  • Research chemist
  • Research scientist
  • Technical writer

Civil Engineering

  • Civil engineer
  • College professor
  • Consultant
  • Contractor
  • Design engineer
  • Lawyer
  • Materials engineer
  • Structural engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Waterworks engineer 

Electrical Engineering

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Automotive engineer
  • College professor
  • Design engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Management consultant
  • Military officer
  • Patent lawyer
  • Pilot
  • Power company manager
  • Production engineer
  • Research engineer
  • Technical writer

Engineering, general

  • Aerospace engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • College professor
  • Consultant
  • Corporate executive
  • Electrical engineer
  • Environmentalist
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Military officer
  • Patent attorney
  • Technical writer 

Engineering Science

  • Actuary
  • Aircraft designer
  • Astronomer
  • Astrophysicist
  • Business analyst
  • College professor
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electrical research engineer
  • Electronic controls engineer
  • Engineering physicist
  • Mathematician
  • Physicist
  • Project engineer
  • Quality control engineer
  • Software design engineer
  • Test engineer 

Engineering Technology

  • Automobile industry
  • Broadcasting/education
  • Chemical processing
  • Construction
  • Consultants
  • Design engineers
  • Digital systems
  • Managers
  • Power generation
  • Systems engineers 

Environmental Engineering

  • College professor
  • Consultant
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental engineer
  • Environmental lawyer
  • Lecturer
  • Pollution control engineer
  • Pollution officer
  • Research scientist
  • Teacher
  • Technical writer 

Industrial Engineering

  • College professor
  • Engineering management
  • Heat-transfer technician
  • Industrial consultant
  • Industrial engineer
  • Industrial management
  • Industrial psychologist
  • Lawyer
  • Plant engineer
  • Quality management
  • Reliability engineer
  • Sales representative
  • Technical writer

Mechanical Engineering

  • Automotive engineer
  • College instructor
  • Consultant
  • Design engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Lawyer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Military officer
  • Reliability engineer
  • Research engineer
  • Salesperson
  • Technical writer 

Metallurgic Engineering

  • Chemical engineer
  • College instructor
  • Foundry manager
  • Geologist
  • Industrial researcher
  • Lawyer
  • Machinist
  • Metallurgical engineer
  • Mining engineer
  • Petroleum engineer
  • Quality control specialist
  • Sales representative
  • Welding engineer 

Mining Engineering/Mineral Engineering

  • Chemical engineer
  • Construction engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Metallurgist
  • Mining engineer
  • Refinery manager
  • Research scientist
  • Stress analyst
  • Structural engineer
  • Technical writer 

Nuclear Engineering

  • College instructor
  • Consultant
  • Government engineer
  • Health physicist
  • Lawyer
  • Military officer
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Nuclear physicist
  • Nuclear reactor operator
  • Plant designer
  • Plant engineer
  • Radioactive waste manager
  • Reliability engineer
  • Technical writer 

Ocean Engineering

  • College professor
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental lawyer
  • Management consultant
  • Marine biologist
  • Marine engineer
  • Military officer
  • Ocean engineer
  • Reliability engineer
  • Research scientist
  • Technical writer 

Petroleum Engineering

  • Chemical engineer
  • College professor
  • Drilling supervisor
  • Drilling technician
  • Geologist
  • Management consultant
  • Mining engineer
  • Petroleum engineer
  • Platform manager
  • Refinery manager
  • Reliability 

Software Engineering

  • College professor
  • Computer animator
  • Computer hardware developer
  • Computer programmer
  • Corporate it manager
  • Entrepreneur
  • Software creator
  • Software developer
  • Software technician
  • Systems analyst
  • Technical writer

Environmental Science

Global warming, deforestation, and water pollution--major challenges the environment is affected by each day. If you have a love for the outdoors and a desire to protect its inhabitants, check out these majors in environmental sciences and find the right one for you! Get all the details here!

Agronomy

  • Agronomist
  • Agricultural business manager
  • Biochemist
  • Biologist
  • College professor
  • Food and drug inspector
  • Government or private research scientist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Management trainee
  • Military officer
  • Natural resource manager
  • Quality control technician
  • Range management specialist
  • Soil conservationist
  • Technical writer

Animal Sciences

  • Agribusiness
  • Agricultural supplies manager
  • Animal production
  • Extension education
  • Farm/ranch manager
  • International voluntary service
  • Livestock manager
  • Research
  • Research scientist
  • Veterinary medicine

Botany

  • Agronomist
  • Archaeologist
  • Botanist
  • College professor
  • Ecologist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Nature conservancy
  • Paleontologist
  • Pharmaceutical research
  • Plant physiologist
  • Research scientist
  • Soil scientist
  • Technical writer

Ecology

  • Ecologist
  • Embryologist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Geneticist
  • Geochemist
  • Geologist
  • Lawyer
  • Lobbyist
  • Microbiologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Political scientist
  • Research scientist

Environmental Science

  • Agricultural agent
  • Animal scientist
  • Biochemist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Ecologist
  • Environmental activist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental researcher
  • Environmental scientist
  • Environmental lawyer
  • Government regulator
  • Microbiologist
  • Parasitologist
  • Pollution engineer
  • Range manager
  • Soil scientist
  • Toxicologist
  • Waste management technician

Environmental Studies

  • Environmental educator
  • Environmental engineer
  • Environmental lobbyist
  • Museum curator or naturalist
  • Parks ranger or naturalist
  • Recycling management
  • Waste disposal management

Forestry

  • Arborist
  • Ecologist
  • Entomologist
  • Farmer
  • Fisheries manager
  • Forest engineer
  • Forest pathologist
  • Forest ranger
  • Forest supervisor
  • Park ranger or manager
  • Plant physiologist
  • Technical writer
  • Wildlife manager
  • Zoology

Geology

  • Astronomer
  • College professor
  • Consultant
  • Environmentalist
  • Geologist
  • Geophysicist
  • Meteorologist
  • Military officer
  • Oceanographer
  • Petroleum geologist
  • Petrologist
  • Physicist
  • Research scientist

Health/Physical Education

  • Biologist
  • Biostatician
  • Chemist
  • College professor
  • Disease prevention mgr.
  • Drug/alcohol counselor
  • Health care administrator
  • Health educator
  • Health specialist
  • Nutritionist
  • Physician
  • Psychologist
  • Public health official
  • Sales manager

Marine Biology

  • Anthropologist
  • Bacteriologist
  • Botanist
  • College professor
  • Ecologist
  • Embryologist
  • Fisheries biologist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Marine biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Museum/aquarium staff member
  • Oceanographer
  • Technical writer
  • Zoologist

Oceanography

  • Chemical engineer
  • Chemist
  • College professor
  • Ecologist
  • Embryologist
  • Environmental attorney
  • Environmental scientist
  • Geophysicist
  • Hydrologist
  • Marine biologist
  • Military officer
  • Naval architect
  • Oceanographer
  • Oceanographic attorney

Natural Resources Management/Policy

  • Agricultural engineer
  • Animal breeder
  • Biologist
  • College professor
  • Consultant
  • Ecologist
  • Farmer
  • Forester
  • Natural resources manager
  • Orchardist
  • Physicist

Plant Sciences

  • Agricultural manager
  • Agronomist
  • Biochemist
  • Botanist
  • College professor
  • Commodity grader
  • Farm manager
  • Forestry management
  • Geneticist
  • Horticulturist
  • Laboratory assistant
  • Landscaping
  • Parasitologist
  • Plant scientist
  • Technical writer

Soil Sciences

  • Agronomist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Ecologist
  • Environmentalist
  • Geophysicist
  • Hydrologist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Oceanographer
  • Park ranger
  • Research scientist
  • Site surveyor
  • Soil scientist
  • Treatment plant manager
  • Water chemist

Zoology

  • Anatomist
  • Biochemist
  • Biologist
  • College professor
  • Ecologist
  • Entomologist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Marine biologist
  • Paleontologist
  • Pest controller
  • Veterinarian
  • Zoologist

Health and Medicine

The need for trained and qualified health care professionals today is crucial. From dentists to doctors to the other side of the spectrum of athletic trainers and physical therapists, spots are waiting to be filled. If you aspire to be the next Gregory House, take a look at these careers in health and medicine. Get all the details here!

Dental Hygiene

  • Bacteriologist
  • Dental assistant
  • Dental hygienist
  • Dental therapist
  • Dentist
  • Hospital administrator
  • Laboratory technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Nurse
  • Oral surgeon
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physician assistant

Exercise Sciences/Sports Sciences

  • Aerobic instructor
  • Athletic trainer
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Corporate wellness leader
  • Personal training

Health Sciences

  • Cardiopulmonary specialist
  • Clergy
  • Dentistry
  • Health science technician
  • Management consultant
  • Medical technician
  • Medicine
  • Nurse
  • Nutritionist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Paramedic
  • Pediatrician
  • Physical therapist
  • Physician assistant
  • Rehabilitation specialist
  • Teacher
  • Veterinary doctor

Hospital and Health Care Administration

  • Accountant
  • College professor
  • Comptroller
  • Consultant
  • Department director
  • Health care administrator
  • Health care lawyer
  • Health-related facilities manager
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Personnel manager
  • Teacher
  • Technical writer

Medical Records Administration

  • Admitting clerk
  • College instructor
  • Data processor
  • Health care supervisor
  • Health insurance officer
  • Health record administrator
  • Health statistician
  • Hospital comptroller
  • Personnel administrator
  • Programmer

Nuclear Medicine/Medical Technology

  • College instructor
  • Consultant
  • Laboratory technician
  • Medical supervisor
  • Nuclear technologist
  • Oncology physician
  • Radiologist
  • Research scientist
  • Teacher
  • Technical writer

Nursing

  • Clinic manager
  • Consultant
  • Dietician
  • Food/drug inspector
  • Freelance nurse
  • Laboratory technician
  • Nurse educator
  • Nurse supervisor
  • Physician assistant
  • Researcher
  • School nurse
  • Technical writer

Occupational Therapy

  • Counselor
  • Health care administrator
  • Home attendant
  • Laboratory technician
  • Nursing instructor
  • Occupational therapist
  • Occupational therapy aid
  • Physical therapist
  • Prosthetist
  • Public health educator
  • Recreational therapist
  • Rehabilitation therapist

Pharmacy

  • Biochemist
  • Chemical engineer
  • Chemist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Laboratory assistant
  • Pathologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physician
  • Research scientist
  • Technical writer

Physical Therapy

  • Chiropractor
  • Gerontologist
  • Home health aide
  • Massage therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Physical therapist
  • Physician
  • Physician assistant
  • Physiologist
  • Rehabilitation therapist
  • Research scientist
  • Resort manager

Pre-dentistry

  • Anesthesiologist
  • Dental hygienist
  • Dental surgeon
  • Dentist
  • Microbiologist
  • Neurosurgeon
  • Pathologist
  • Physician
  • Physician assistant
  • Research scientist
  • Urologist
  • Veterinarian

Pre-medicine

  • Anesthesiologist
  • Biochemist
  • Chiropractor
  • Extracorporeal tech.
  • Medical illustrator
  • Midwife
  • Optometrist
  • Osteopath
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician
  • Physician assistant
  • Podiatrist
  • Surgeon
  • Veterinarian

Public Health

  • Alcohol counselor
  • College professor
  • Customs inspector
  • Director, community organization
  • Field officer
  • Food/drug inspector
  • Lawyer
  • Public health educator
  • Public health officer
  • Social worker

Speech Pathology

  • Audiologist
  • Clinician or clinical supervisor
  • College professor
  • Early intervention specialist
  • Hearing/speech therapist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Psychologist
  • Speech pathologist
  • Speech teacher

Language and Culture

Though the world and its peoples have been rather well documented, they still fascinate—and with good reason. Culture is intrinsic to the sense of self, and understanding others is essential in this extraordinarily global and interconnected society. Get all the details here!

African Studies

  • College professor
  • Counselor
  • Diplomat
  • Education consultant
  • Foreign service officer
  • Freelance writer
  • Government area specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Military officer
  • Political scientist
  • Social worker
  • Teacher

African American Studies

  • Anthropologist
  • Book editor
  • Clergy/counselor
  • College professor
  • Historian
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Museum curator
  • Research librarian
  • Social worker
  • Sociologist

American Studies

  • Book/magazine editor
  • College professor
  • Foreign service officer
  • Freelance writer
  • Government area specialist
  • Lawyer
  • Military officer
  • Museum curator
  • Political analyst
  • Public administrator
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Social worker

Foreign Languages

  • College professor
  • Diplomat
  • Editor
  • Foreign service officer
  • International business
  • International trade specialist
  • Interpreter/translator
  • Lawyer
  • Lecturer
  • Military officer
  • Publications translator
  • Researcher
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Textbook author/editor
  • Tour guide

Native American Studies

  • Anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Archivist
  • Book editor
  • Clergy/counselor
  • College professor
  • Government Indian agent
  • Historian
  • Lawyer
  • Research librarian
  • Research scientist
  • Social worker
  • Teacher

Sociology

  • College professor
  • Criminal pathologist
  • Freelance writer
  • Government researcher
  • Lawyer
  • Lecturer
  • Management consultant
  • Probation officer
  • Psychologist
  • Research scientist
  • Social scientist
  • Social worker
  • Sociologist

Urban Studies

  • College professor
  • Consultant
  • Entrepreneur
  • Lawyer
  • Municipal official
  • Political analyst
  • Publications editor
  • Social scientist
  • Sociologist
  • Urban affairs specialist
  • Urban planner

Women’s/Gender Studies

  • College professor
  • Community organizer
  • Editor
  • Equal opportunity officer
  • Grass roots politician
  • Social worker
  • Women’s center director
  • Writer/journalist

Math and Economics

Math is at the heart of most sciences—or all sciences, depending on whom you talk to. When you love math, you see the beauty in numbers, the simplicity, and the mysterious patterns. Studying mathematics and pursuing jobs that rely on it will allow you to explore those intricacies for the rest of your days in many varied fields. Get all the details here!

Accounting

  • Accountant
  • Auditor
  • Banking trainee
  • Budget accountant
  • Bursar
  • Comptroller
  • FBI agent
  • Internal Revenue Service agent
  • Lawyer
  • Management consultant
  • Small business owner
  • Tax accountant
  • Teacher

Applied Mathematics

  • Actuary
  • Applied mathematician
  • College professor
  • Computer programmer
  • Economist
  • Financial analyst
  • Lawyer
  • Management consultant
  • Operations researcher
  • Research scientist
  • Statistician
  • Systems analyst
  • Technical writer

Banking and Financial Services

  • Accountant
  • Bank manager
  • Budget officer
  • Business education teacher
  • Business enterprise officer
  • Claims adjuster
  • Comptroller
  • Loan officer
  • Real estate broker
  • Sales representative
  • Treasurer

Economics

  • Accountant/C.P.A.
  • Actuary
  • Appraiser
  • Auditor
  • Corporate manager
  • Credit analyst
  • Economist
  • Insurance broker
  • Investment banker
  • Lawyer
  • Statistician
  • Stock broker
  • Underwriter
  • Venture capitalist

Mathematics

  • Actuary
  • Astrophysicist
  • College professor
  • Computer engineer
  • Computer scientist
  • Demographer
  • Engineer
  • Nuclear engineer
  • Programmer
  • Pure mathematician
  • Research scientist
  • Statistician

Statistics

  • Actuary
  • Computer programmer or analyst
  • Corporate finance
  • Mathematician
  • Policy analyst
  • Statistician

Marketing and Communications

The things we read, watch, and listen to don't just come out of the ether. And if you're passionate about any of these mediums--or just conveying a message with creativity and conviction--you may find your niche in marketing and/or communications. Get all the details here!

Advertising

  • Business education teacher
  • Buyer
  • Credit analyst
  • Fund raiser
  • Manager
  • Market research analyst
  • Public relations specialist
  • Purchasing agent
  • Sales manager
  • Sales representative

Communications, General

  • College professor
  • Communications center operator
  • Disk jockey
  • Editor
  • Journalist/broadcast journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Management trainee
  • Marketing/advertising manager
  • Media specialist
  • News copy writer
  • Radio/TV announcer/newscaster
  • Secondary school teacher

Journalism

  • Copy writer
  • Freelance writer
  • Investigative reporter
  • Lawyer
  • Lecturer
  • Magazine or digital magazine editor
  • News editor
  • News or feature writer
  • Photojournalist
  • Proofreader
  • Public relations manager
  • Radio/TV announcer
  • Reporter
  • Technical writer

Marketing

  • College professor
  • Employment research director
  • Management analyst
  • Market research analyst
  • Military officer
  • Political consultant
  • Sales representative
  • Survey worker

Media Studies

  • College instructor
  • Film critic
  • Film editor
  • Film producer
  • Film researcher
  • Freelance writer
  • Historian
  • Media lawyer
  • Media librarian
  • Media specialist
  • Newscaster
  • Radio/TV announcer
  • Technical writer

Radio and Television

  • College professor
  • Copywriter
  • News editor
  • Radio/TV broadcaster
  • Radio/TV director
  • Radio/TV producer
  • Management consultant
  • Station manager
  • Station owner
  • Technical writer

Psychology

Whether it's counseling people through hard times or figuring out ways to preemptively improve lives before those hard times set in, the study of psychology can prepare you for many rewarding careers. Get all the details here!

Behavioral Sciences

  • Anthropologist
  • Biologist
  • Clergy
  • College professor
  • Government employee
  • Jury consultant
  • Lawyer
  • Management consultant
  • Military officer
  • Psychologist
  • Public health officer
  • Sociologist
  • Technical writer

Clinical Psychology

  • Clergy
  • Clinical psychologist
  • College professor
  • Consultant
  • Editor
  • Lecturer
  • Private practitioner
  • Psychotherapist
  • Social psychologist
  • Social worker
  • Technical writer

Counseling Psychology

  • Alcohol/drug counselor
  • Clergy
  • College professor
  • Counseling psychologist
  • Gerontologist
  • Probation officer
  • Psychotherapist
  • Rehabilitation therapist
  • School counselor
  • Social worker

Developmental/Child Psychology

  • Clergy
  • Clinical psychologist
  • College professor
  • Consultant
  • Counselor
  • Developmental psychologist
  • Experimental psychologist
  • Pastoral counselor
  • Psychometrist
  • Publications editor
  • Research scientist
  • Therapist

Industrial/Organizational Psychology

  • Alcohol and drug abuse counselor
  • Employee assistance coordinator
  • Employment counselor
  • Industrial psychologist
  • Industrial therapist
  • Personnel specialist
  • Publications editor
  • Technical writer

Psychology, General

  • Case worker
  • College professor
  • Counselor
  • Lawyer
  • Police officer
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Research
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Social service aide
  • Social worker

Social Psychology

  • College professor
  • Counseling psychologist
  • Counselor
  • Editor/writer
  • Lecturer
  • Management consultant
  • Psychometrist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Social caseworker
  • Social psychologist
  • Technical writer

Religious and Theological Studies

Living your faith often means studying it as well, and those who wish to pursue theological studies academically will be well served by these majors. Get all the details here!

Bible (Biblical) Studies

  • College professor
  • Pastoral counselor
  • Lawyer
  • Minister
  • Missionary
  • Priest
  • Psychologist
  • Rabbi
  • School official
  • Teacher
  • Theological writer
  • Therapist

Religious Studies

  • Chaplain
  • Clergyperson
  • Pastoral counselor
  • Professor of religious studies
  • Religious educator
  • Social services manager

Theological Studies

  • Clergy
  • College instructor
  • Missionary
  • Pastoral counselor
  • Psychologist
  • Religious educator
  • School administrator
  • Social worker
  • Teacher
  • Theological writer
  • Therapist

Science

Short of being a stunt car driver, the most exciting real-life careers may just lie in the sciences. From studying the earth to the skies above, the sciences are all about exploration and delving into the unknown. Also of note, many of these fields are among the most stable and lucrative available. Get all the details here!

Astronomy

  • Astronomer
  • Astrophysicist
  • Climatologist
  • College professor
  • Computer science
  • Freelance writer
  • Government researcher
  • Meteorologist
  • Physicist
  • Research scientist
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Museum planetarium director
  • Technical writer

Astrophysics

  • Astronomer
  • Astrophysicist
  • Climatologist
  • College professor
  • Computer specialist
  • Freelance writer
  • Government researcher
  • Meteorologist
  • Physicist
  • Research scientist
  • Technical writer

Atmospheric Science/Meteorology

  • Atmospheric researchers
  • Climate researcher
  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmentalist
  • Meteorologist
  • Policy analyst
  • Pollution control consultant
  • Power company manager
  • Wind power developer

Bacteriology

  • Bacteriologist
  • Biochemist
  • Biologist
  • College professor
  • Embryologist
  • Government technician
  • Medical sales representative
  • Microbiologist
  • Parasitologist
  • Physician
  • Researcher
  • Textbook writer
  • Veterinarian
  • Zoologist

Biochemistry

  • Assayer
  • Biochemist
  • Biologist
  • Chemist
  • College professor
  • Consultant
  • Government researcher
  • Laboratory technician
  • Microbiologist
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physician
  • Research scientist
  • Technical writer

Biology, General

  • Biologist
  • Chemist
  • College professor
  • Ecologist
  • Health care professional
  • Lab technician
  • Lawyer
  • Marine biologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Naturalist
  • Physician
  • Physicist
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Veterinarian
  • Zoologist

Cell Biology/Histology/Anatomical Science

  • Bacteriologist
  • Biologist
  • Cell biologist
  • College professor
  • Corporate researcher
  • Laboratory technician
  • Parasitologist
  • Research scientist
  • Technical editor
  • Technical writer

Chemistry, General

  • Chemical engineer
  • Chemical researcher
  • College professor
  • General chemist
  • Geochemist
  • Geologist
  • Lawyer
  • Pharmacist
  • Physician or medical professional
  • Teacher
  • Technical writer

Forensic Science

  • College professor
  • Crime scene consultant
  • Evidentiary consultant
  • Forensic scientist

Genetics

  • Bacteriologist
  • Biotechnology
  • College instructor
  • Embryologist
  • Genetic engineer
  • Geneticist
  • Lab assistant
  • Medical or veterinary doctor
  • Microbiologist
  • Parasitologist
  • Pathologist
  • Research scientist
  • Science writer
  • Technical editor
  • Technical writer
  • Zoologist

Geophysics

  • Astrophysics
  • Consultant
  • Geologist
  • Geophysicist
  • Government scientist
  • Petrologist
  • Research scientist
  • Seismologist
  • Teacher
  • Technical writer

Microbiology

  • Bacteriologist
  • College instructor
  • Embryologist
  • Hematologist
  • Lecturer
  • Microbiologist
  • Physician
  • Research scientist
  • Research technician
  • Technical writer
  • Veterinarian
  • Zoologist

Neuroscience

  • Anatomist
  • Biomedical engineer
  • College instructor
  • Geneticist
  • Lab technician
  • Neurologist
  • Neuroscientist
  • Physician
  • Research scientist
  • Surgeon
  • Technical writer
  • Veterinarian

Physics, General

  • Astrophysicist
  • Biochemist
  • Biologist
  • Chemist
  • Computer programmer
  • Financial analyst
  • Health physicist
  • Health physicist assayer
  • Laboratory technician
  • Nuclear medical technician
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Statistician

Social Sciences and Humanities

Why do people act, dress, and live like they do? From the cultures that comprise the world today to the ancient civilizations we can't seem to learn enough about, the social sciences and humanities allow you to explore all that separates humans from the other primates. Get all the details here!

Anthropology

  • Archaeologist
  • College professor
  • Consultant
  • Cultural anthropologist
  • Editor/writer
  • Geologist
  • Historian
  • Linguistic anthropologist
  • Museum curator
  • Park interpreter
  • Physical anthropologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Statistician
  • Travel agent/guide

Archaeology

  • Anthropologist
  • Archaeologist
  • Archivist
  • Biologist
  • College professor
  • Cultural resource management
  • Editor
  • Lawyer
  • Museum curator
  • Paleontologist
  • Park ranger
  • Research scientist
  • Teacher
  • Technical writer

Art History

  • Art appraiser
  • Art critic
  • Art historian
  • Art restorer
  • Artist
  • Cartoonist
  • College professor
  • Commercial artist
  • Gallery owner
  • Museum curator
  • Sales representative
  • Teacher

Geography

  • Cartographer
  • City manager
  • College professor
  • Community planner
  • Economic geographer
  • Economist
  • Environmental manager
  • Forestry technician
  • General geographer
  • Hydrologist
  • Lawyer
  • Outdoor guide
  • Park ranger
  • Physical geographer
  • Planning engineer
  • Political geographer
  • Political scientist
  • Site selection analyst
  • Sociologist
  • Soil conservation
  • Systems analyst
  • Weather forecaster

History

  • Archivist
  • College professor
  • Editor
  • Historian
  • Intelligence analyst
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Museum curator
  • Political scientist
  • Reporter
  • Research historian
  • Secondary school teacher

International Relations

  • CIA analyst
  • College professor
  • Congressional committee staff work
  • Editor
  • Foreign service officer
  • Freelance writer
  • Intelligence analyst
  • International diplomat
  • International lawyer
  • Language translator
  • Management consultant
  • Military officer
  • Political analyst
  • Political scientist

Liberal Arts

  • Accountant
  • Clergy
  • College professor
  • Entertainer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Freelance writer
  • Government worker
  • Lawyer
  • Military officer
  • Print or media journalist
  • Teacher

Library Science

  • Acquisition librarian
  • Bibliographer
  • College professor
  • Encyclopedia researcher
  • Information scientist
  • Media specialist
  • Museum curator
  • Proofreader
  • Public librarian
  • Research analyst
  • School librarian
  • Technical writer

Linguistics

  • Archivist
  • College professor
  • Cryptanalyst
  • Document examiner
  • Editor
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Linguistics specialist
  • Philologist
  • Radio/TV announcer
  • Research scientist
  • Technical writer

Philosophy

  • Clergy
  • College professor
  • Diplomat
  • Education consultant
  • Freelance writer
  • Lawyer
  • Management consultant
  • Military officer
  • Philosopher
  • Physician
  • Scientist
  • Social worker

Political Science

  • College professor
  • Corporate lawyer
  • Diplomat
  • Elected official
  • Embassy attaché
  • Freelance writer
  • Government lobbyist
  • Historian
  • International lawyer
  • Lecturer
  • Management consultant
  • Political analyst
  • Political consultant
  • Political editor
  • Political scientist
  • Pollster

Pre-law

  • Business management
  • Civil lawyer
  • Civil servant
  • Clergy
  • Corporate lawyer
  • Criminal lawyer
  • Diplomat
  • Foreign service officer
  • Government/regulatory official
  • Lawyer
  • Paralegal
  • Social worker
  • Teacher

Social Science, General

  • Anthropologist
  • College professor
  • Counselor/clergy
  • Editor/writer
  • Education consultant
  • Government civil servant
  • Lawyer
  • Management consultant
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Social scientist
  • Social worker

Social Work

  • Clergy
  • Clinical social worker
  • Consultant
  • Gerontologist
  • Marriage counselor
  • Psychologist
  • Rehabilitation counselor
  • Social caseworker
  • Substance abuse counselor
  • Veterans counselor

Writing and Literature

"My aim is to put down on paper what I see and what I feel in the best and simplest way." So said Hemingway, and so you may feel as well. If you're interested in pursuing writing and literature in college and as a career, keep reading! Get all the details here!

Classics

  • Archaeologist
  • Art historian
  • Classics researcher
  • College professor
  • Consultant
  • Cultural anthropologist
  • Lawyer
  • Museum curator
  • Social worker
  • Translator

Comparative Literature

  • Archivist
  • College professor
  • Historian
  • Language instructor
  • Librarian
  • Literary analyst
  • Literary critic
  • Linguist
  • Magazine editor
  • Proofreader
  • Teacher
  • Translator
  • Writer

English, General

  • College professor
  • Editor
  • Foreign service officer
  • Freelance writer
  • Lawyer
  • Military officer
  • Museum curator
  • Newscaster
  • Playwright
  • Publisher
  • Reporter
  • Teacher

English Literature

  • Actor/actress
  • College professor
  • Consultant
  • Editor
  • Freelance writer
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Researcher
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Social worker
  • Stage director

Adapted from Major Decisions: A Guide to College Majors, by Terry Ward. Used with permission from Wintergreen Orchard House, 2012. For the full breakdown of these majors, check out the book, available in paperback and for the Kindle!

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