What You Can Do With a Major In...?
What is Liberal Arts?
The Liberal Arts A.A. Degree is designed for students who wish a broad knowledge of liberal arts and sciences plus additional coursework in an “Area of Emphasis.” This area of emphasis would be an ideal choice for students planning on transferring to the California State University or University of California as the student can satisfy their general education requirements, plus focus on transferable course work that relates to majors at CSU or UC. Please consult with a counselor for specific information regarding your intended major at the specific colleges/university of your choice.
Where can I find jobs in the Liberal Studies field?
Career options include work in schools, businesses, county, newspapers, city and many more.
What Occupations might be available to me with Liberal Arts courses or a degree at the associate level or higher? (Depending on what your area of emphasis is, there are many opportunities available.)
Education Administrator Market Research
Social Scientists Marketing
Public Administrator Film Critics
Librarian Social Services
Human Resource Management Journalists
Business Executives Managers Travel Agents
What can I earn with my Liberal Arts knowledge?
Explore EUREKA.org to find out the monthly salary by region and state. EUREKA also provides job projection.
Click on "sign up" and under "Students/Clients"
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Also, check out the U.S. Department of Labor http://www.bls.gov/oco
Career Resources For Students
How do I know if a career related to Liberal Arts is right for me?
College of the Desert Career Center offers you:
Individual Career Counseling
Counseling Classes (Student Success, Career Life Planning, Transfer Strategies)
These opportunities will assist you in identifying your interests, skills, values and personality characteristics, as they may relate to your career options.
Where can I go to find out more about careers related to Liberal Arts?
The Career Center has software programs, and Internet resources to help you research information about Liberal Arts careers, as well as other career fields.
How can I get experience working in the Liberal Arts field before I complete my certificate or degree?
College of the Desert offers internship or cooperative work experience for college credit. Visit the Cooperative Work Experience Education Office. Located in Business Building 1K or call Michelle Richards at (760) 862-1344.
I am looking for a job. Are there any resources on campus to help me find a job?
The Career Center can assist you in preparing to apply for a job on or off campus. The Career Counselors also assist you with interviewing, preparation of a resume and cover letter.
For more information:
Please contact the Counseling Department at (760) 773-2521
Contact the Career Center for career-related questions and career counseling:
Cravens Student Services Center, 2nd floor