What to Do with a Liberal Arts Degree

A graduate with a science degree asks, “Why does it work?”

A graduate with an accounting degree asks, “How much does it cost?”

A graduate with a liberal arts degree asks, “Do you want fries with that?”

If you’ve recently graduated with a liberal arts degree, you’ve probably heard unfair jokes like this. But you know what? You’ll have the last laugh. Employers in every industry are interested in people like you.

Here’s why: Due to the diversity of coursework, a degree in liberal arts provides a broad understanding of art, history, philosophy and technology – as well as the impact these disciplines have on contemporary issues. As a result, liberal arts graduates like you are skilled at critical thinking and clear communication, two highly desirable and transferable job skills.

In many ways, evolution in workforce trends actually favors those with liberal arts degrees. As routine, repetitive tasks continue to be automated, the value of humanities skills rises in the job market. What’s more, by acquiring additional certifications or on-the-job training, liberal arts graduates can easily prepare themselves for modern “hybrid” jobs that combine skill sets from different domains.

What career path can you take with a liberal arts degree?

With a four-year degree, the job options available to liberal arts graduates are attractive, diverse and potentially lucrative. Here are just a few of the paths you may take:

  • Client Services Manager
  • Entry-Level Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Business Development Manager
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Museum Manager
  • Archivist
  • Office Manager
  • Writer
  • Editor
  • Journalist
  • Research Coordinator
  • Human Resources Coordinator
  • Social Services Human Relations Officer
  • College Recruiter
  • Legal Secretary
  • PR Specialist
  • Marketing Specialist

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  • Pay the bills while you search for your ideal career position.

Your PrideStaff recruiter can help you choose the right assignments, make the most of each opportunity, and get one step closer to accomplishing your career goals. Contact the PrideStaff office in your area to find out more about great jobs for liberal arts graduates.