Gender Studies Career Opportunities

Career opportunities for people with an understanding of women's issues continue to increase. Today's entry of women into all professional areas assures that graduates with an understanding of the dynamics of male/female interaction and perspectives will continue to be in high demand.

Both private and public agencies charged with assisting the needs of women are continuing to expand. Centers offering assistance to survivors of abuse and assault, or those in need of family assistance, or women who are returning to work, continue to seek knowledgeable and qualified individuals. In addition to the more traditional professions, opportunities also exist in the areas of policy-making and lobbying efforts on behalf of women.

Individuals with knowledge of gender and women's issues are often sought for positions in:

  • Business Administration
  • Counseling
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Equal Employment Administration
  • Health-Related Professions
  • Journalism
  • Legal Studies
  • Personnel Management
  • Psychology
  • Social Welfare Fields
  • Social Work