Gender and Women's Studies

Careers

Job/Career Titles

  • Advertising/Marketing/Sales
  • Consultant
  • Copy Writer
  • Diversity Trainer
  • Equal Opportunity Officer
  • Family Caseworker
  • Health Educator
  • Historian*
  • Human Resources
  • Lawyer*
  • Librarian*
  • Marriage & Family Therapist*
  • Mental Health Counselor*
  • Obstetrician/Gynecologist*
  • Occupational Therapist*
  • Professor*
  • Public Health Worker
  • Public Policy
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Retail Management
  • Social & Community Service Manager
  • Social Welfare Specialist
  • Social Worker*
  • Sociologist*
  • Student Affairs Administrator*
  • Victim Advocate
  • Writer/Author

* Advanced education preferred

Employers

General Industry

  • Advertising/Marketing Firms
  • Advocacy Groups
  • Business and Industry
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Correctional Institutions
  • Federal, State, and Local Government
  • Healthcare Agencies
  • Nonprofit Organizations
  • Social Service Organizations

Minnesota Employers

  • 3M
  • Americorps
  • Bright Horizons
  • Catholic Charities
  • Christopher & Banks
  • Doherty Staffing Solutions
  • International Rescue Committee
  • Hennepin County
  • Lutheran Social Services
  • Opportunity Matters
  • Pearson Education
  • REM
  • St. Cloud State University
  • University of MN
  • Walmart

Salary and Outlook

Starting Salary Range:
$25,000-$30,000

*Subject to vary by career, company, location, and experience

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Skills and Traits

  • Communication skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Desire for change
  • Helping skills
  • Interest in women’s issues
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving
  • Public speaking skills
  • Research skills
  • Social perceptiveness
  • Solution oriented
  • Team player
  • Writing skills