Gender & Women's Studies

Career Opportunities reports: “Yes, you can thrive by majoring in gender studies. Jobs for people with this kind of education exist in plenty of different fields and industries.

"You just have to ignore the skeptics, home in on your strengths, and move forward with confidence and a practical understanding of your career possibilities. The more you know about your potential options and real capabilities, the easier it will be to find great opportunities and rise above other job candidates.

“Whether you pursue gender studies, women's studies, men's studies, sexuality studies, queer studies, or something similar, this educational path does not automatically lead to underemployment or low wages.

"In fact, for those who pursue a cultural or gender studies major, salary expectations tend to be relatively high: On average, people who major in this area of study make about $75,000 a year."

Employment Information

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Potential Job Titles

  • Communication consultant
  • Congressional aide
  • Counselor
  • Energy conservation manager
  • Filmmaker
  • Foreign policy advisor
  • Foundation executive director
  • Hate crimes victim advocate
  • Health clinic coordinator
  • Human rights organization director
  • Human services administrator
  • Journalist
  • Law enforcement officer
  • Lawyer
  • Librarian
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Politician
  • Professor
  • Rape crisis center director
  • Psychologist
  • Psychotherapist
  • Public health educator
  • Public relations director
  • Social service agency manager
  • Social worker
  • Teacher