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Women's and Gender Studies Career Options

Women's and Gender Studies can help prepare students for a wide variety of careers. Students acquire essential critical thinking, research, and writing skills, as well as the ability to think more globally than many other job applicants. These skills in tandem make them valuable and desirable employees. They are also valuable to those preparing for graduate school. Women's and Gender Studies students often have a desire to work in fields they find meaningful, with an emphasis on community, collaboration, and making a difference.

Careers for Women's and Gender Studies graduates

This is not an exhaustive list, as there are many careers available to Women's and Gender Studies graduates. The following is a sampling based on actual jobs EWU Women's and Gender Studies graduates have obtained. 

  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Administrator
  • Advocate
  • Archivist
  • Art Director
  • Artist
  • Border Service Agent
  • Business Owner
  • Case Manager
  • Child and Youth Worker
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Clergy
  • Community Health Promoter
  • Community Service Agency Director
  • Community Worker
  • Congressional Aide
  • Consultant
  • Coordinator
  • Corporate Communications Coordinator
  • Counselor
  • Court Facilitator
  • Curator
  • Director of Non-Profit Organization
  • Domestic Violence Advocate
  • Doula
  • Editor
  • Educational Administrator
  • Elementary School Teacher
  • ESL Teacher
  • Event Coordinator/Planner
  • Family Support Worker
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • High School Teacher
  • Homeless Shelter Coordinator
  • Human Resources Specialist
  • Investigator
  • Journalist
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Lawyer
  • Lecturer
  • Legislative Aide
  • Librarian
  • Lobbyist
  • Manager of Donor and Alumni Relations
  • Market Researcher
  • Mental Health Advocate
  • Midwife
  • Occupational Health Coordinator
  • Policy Analyst
  • Prevention Specialist
  • Producer
  • Professor
  • Program Coordinator
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Religious Worker
  • Reporter
  • Reproductive Health Organizer
  • Research Assistant
  • Researcher
  • School Counselor
  • Settlement and Youth Worker
  • Sexual Assault Advocate
  • Social Worker
  • Strategic Development Associate 
  • Therapist
  • Union Organizer
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Web Designer
  • Women's and Gender Education Center Manager
  • Writer
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