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Connecting a major to a career is a challenge for many students. Below you will find a list of majors linking to job titles to help you start the process. Remember, your major does not always determine your career. College grads use their education in a wide variety of fields. In addition to the options listed, you should explore and learn about the wide range of career opportunities available to you.

Accounting

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

ACCOUNTING

Accounting programs are designed to prepare people for a variety of occupations, ranging from bookkeepers and accounting clerks to professional accountants with specialized skills. The study of accounting helps students learn the various ways of maintaining accurate, up-to-date financial and business records. This includes a focus on methods of compilation, verification supervision, revision, examination, efficiency recording, designing, and reporting of such practices for both individuals and businesses. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Accounting Majors:

Accountant—B
Actuary—B
Auditor—B
Bank officer—AA/B
Bookkeeper—V/AA
Budget Accountant—B
Computer Systems Analyst—B
Controller—B/M
Cost Accountant—B
Credit Manager—A/B
Economist—B
Educator—B/D
Financial Analyst—B
Financial Planner—B
Insurance Agent—V/C
Internal Auditor—B
Internal Revenue Agent—B
International Accountant—B
Investment Banker—AA/B
Management Accountant—B
Management Consultant—B/M
Market Research Analyst—B
Programmer—B
Public Accountant—B
Purchasing Agent—B
Tax Preparer—V/B
Tax Accountant—/B
Underwriter—B
Treasurer—B
Data Entry Specialist—C/V
Accounting Clerk—C/V

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/accounting.htm

www.careers-in-accounting.com

http://www.umt.edu/career/majors/accounting.htm

http://www.uc.edu/career/Students/accounting.htm

Anthropology

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

ANTHROPOLOGY

Anthropology is the study of origin and development of humanity. Anthropology programs are designed to broaden our understanding of human beings in different times, cultures, and societies. Some anthropologists study the social and cultural behavior of people. They investigate communities throughout the world, focusing on their arts, religions, and economic and social institutions. A graduate degree is usually needed to do research or college teaching in this field, but some graduates with bachelor’s degrees find their skills useful in business, such as in marketing research. Others may specialize in human physical characteristics and may study human remains to understand history or evolution, or to provide evidence in criminal investigations. A graduate degree is usually required for this specialization. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Anthropology Majors:

Anthropologist—D
Archeologist—M/D
Archivist—M/D
Art Conservator–B
Bibliographer—M
Cultural Anthropologist–D
Curator—M/D
Educator—M/D
Ethnologist—M/D
Genealogist—B/D
Geographer—B/D
Historian—M/D
Linguistic Anthropologist—D
Museum Worker–V
Paleontologist—B/D
Research Associate–B
Social Worker—B/M
Sociologist–D
Technical Writer—B

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/anthropology.htm

http://www.utexas.edu/student/careercenter/careers/anthro.pdf

http://anthap.oakland.edu/napafaq.htm

http://www.uc.edu/career/Students/anthropology.htm

Architecture

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

ARCHITECTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN

Architectural study includes design, construction, and development of both physical structures and elements of the natural environment. The field of architecture involves many responsibilities, including planning layout, drawing, research, design, making modifications, selecting materials and equipment, estimating time requirements and costs, determining specifications, supervision and inspection, and writing reports. Landscape architecture is a broad environmental program area focusing on the wise use of land. Study includes land use planning activities, the analysis of environmental impact, and the detailed development of land and sites of all sizes and uses. Programs in urban design focus on structures and other physical elements which make up a city and promote social, psychological, and economic well-being. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Architecture and Environmental Design Majors:

Aeronautical Drafters—AA
Architect—B/M
Architectural Drafter—AA
Architectural Technician—AA/C
Building Contractor—V
Cartographer—B
Civil Engineer—B
Civil Engineering Technician—V/AA
Commercial Artist—AA/B
Computer Graphics Technician—AA/C
Contractor Administrator—B
Design/Building Specialist— V
Drafter—AA/C Educator—M/D
Graphic Designer—AA/C Illustrator—V
Industrial Designer—B
Interior Design—V/AA
Landscape Architect—V/B
Model Maker—V
Structural Engineer—B
Surveyor—B
Technical Illustrator—AA/V
Technical Photographer—AA/B
Technical Writer—B
Urban Planner—B/M

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://careers.tufts.edu/Student/Majors/default.html
http://career.utk.edu/students/majors/links/architecture.htm

Art

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

ART

Art is the study of visual forms as a means of expression. It involves fine art and commercial art. Fine art study includes painting and drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and crafts. Commercial art revolves around advertisement and includes design, illustration, film, videography, and TV, and the making of murals, cards, and posters. Art history, art education, advertising, art therapy, journalism, and public relations are other key areas of concentration. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Art Majors:

Antique Dealer—V
Architect—B
Archivist—B
Art Appraiser—B
Art Director—B
Art Therapist—B/M
Cartoonist—V/AA
Cinematographer—V/C/B
Computer Animator—V/C
Copywriter—V/B
Curator—M/D
Designer—V/B
Educator—B/M/D
Fashion Illustrator—AA/B
Film Editor—V/B
Film Producer–B
Florist—V
Freelance Artist—AA/C
Graphic Designer—C/AA/B
Industrial Designer—B
Interior Decorator—V/AA
Jeweler—AA/V
Medical/Scientific Illustrator—V
Model Maker–V
Motion Picture Photographer—V
Painter—V
Photojournalist—AA/B
Sculptor–V
Sign Painter—V
TV Director—V/B

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://careers.tufts.edu/Student/Majors/default.html

http://www.utexas.edu/student/careercenter/careers/art.pdf

http://careerweb.westga.edu/PDFfiles/Art.pdf

Auto Body Repair

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

AUTO BODY REPAIR

Auto body repair programs intend to prepare people to repair automotive collision damage. Training may be found in one-year certificate and two-year associate degree programs at community colleges or in certificate programs offered by vocational schools. Some students learn these skills on-the-job training or four-year apprenticeship programs. Apprenticeship programs include on-the-job training and related classroom instruction and are usually union sponsored. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Auto Body Repair Majors:

Automobile Mechanics
Muffler Installer
Boat Repairers
Ornamental Ironworkers
Auto Collision Repairers
Reinforcing Metal Workers
Metal Fabricators
Roll Operators
Assemblers Safe & Vault Service Mechanics
Elevator Constructor
Sheet Metal Workers
Fitters
Shop Estimators
Hand Formers
Steeplejacks
Hood Makers
Streetcar Repairers
Layout Workers
Truck Body Builders
Metal Fabricators
Welders
Millwrights
Motorcycle Frame Repairer

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:

  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

www.bls.gov/oco

Biology

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

BIOLOGY

Biology is the study of life, from the simplest forms of plants and animals (including onecelled animals and algae) to the highly complex structure of the human being. It includes the study of how organisms are structured as well as how they function and relate to each other. With an Associates or Bachelor’s degree in biology, one may work as a technician or entry-level researcher in a medical, pharmaceutical, or governmental regulatory setting, or as a sales representative in a technical field such as pharmaceuticals. Teaching biology in high school or middle school almost always requires additional coursework (perhaps a teaching credential) in teaching theory and methods, plus supervised classroom experience. A large number of biology majors go on to pursue graduate or professional degrees and thus prepare for careers as researchers, college teachers, physicians, dentists, and veterinarians. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Biology Majors:

Biochemist—B/D
Biologist—B/D
Botanist—B
Dietician- AA/C/B
Ecologist—B/D
Educator—B/M/D
Florist—V/C
Food Scientist—B
Forester—B
Funeral Director—V/AA
Geneticist—B/D
Horticulturist—B/D
Medical Illustrator—V
Medical Lab Technician—AA/C
Medical Librarian—M/D
Microbiologist—B/D
Mycologist—D
Nutritionist-—B
Occupational Therapist—B
Paramedic—AA
Parasitologist—D
Physical Therapist—B/M
Physician—D
Research Assistant—B/M
Public Health Director—B
Taxonomist—B
Respiratory Therapist—AA/C
Zoologist—B/D
Veterinarian—D

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.umt.edu/career/majors/biology.htm

http://www.csbsju.edu/career/majors/biology.html

http://careers.tufts.edu/Student/Majors/information/biological.pdf

Business

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

BUSINESS MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION

Business Management and Administration programs intend to prepare people to plan, organize, and control the activities of people and other resources to achieve the objective of an organization. Study in this major exposes students to methods of operation, coordination, sales and marketing, finance and budget, personnel, property and equipment management/maintenance, and security. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Business Administration and Management Majors:

Accountant—B
Advertising Executive–B
Airport Manager—B
Chamber of Commerce President—B
Chief Executive Officer—B
City Manager—B
College Dean—M/D
Controller—B/M
Consultant—B/D
Convention Manager—B
Database Manager—B
Department Store Manager—B
Director of Career Placement—B/M
Director of Food Services—B
Hotel/Motel Manager—V/B
Human Resources Manager—B
Production Superintendent—B
Public Relations Specialist—B
Recreation Director—B
Restaurant Manager—V/AA
Sales Manager—V
School Administrator—M/D
TV Director—V
Traffic Manager–V
Warehouse Manager—V/AA
Wholesaler—B

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://careers.tufts.edu/student/majors/default.html

http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/

http://www.uc.edu/career/Students/business.htm

http://www.utexas.edu/student/careercenter/careers/business.pdf

Chemistry

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

CHEMISTRY

Chemistry is the study of the composition of matter, its structure, and the changes it undergoes when converted form to another. Chemistry is used to produce food, clothing, furniture, drugs, plastics, glass, paper, and electronic devices. Knowledge of chemistry is crucial to environmental protection efforts as well as to humanity’s health and safety. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Chemistry Majors:

Agronomist—B
Anesthesiologist–B
Biochemist—B
Ceramic Engineer–B
Chemical Engineer—B
Chemist—B/D
Consumer Protection Specialist—B
Dietician–B Educator—B/D
Food & Drug Analyst–B
Food Scientist—B
Geneticist–D
Geologist—B
Industrial Health Engineer–B
Internist—D
Laboratory Analyst–B
Metallurgist—B
Nuclear Scientist—B/D
Nutritionist—B
Patent Examiner—B/D
Pharmacist—B
Pharmacologist–D
Pharmacologist Sales Representative—B
Science Technician–AA
Physicist—B/D
Toxicologist—B/D
Technical Writer—B
Wood Scientist—D

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://careers.tufts.edu/student/majors/default.html

http://www.uc.edu/career/Students/chemistry.htm

http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/chemistry.htm

Communications

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

COMMUNICATIONS

Communications is the branch of language arts which focuses on the comprehensive expression of sound and visual, oral, and written symbols. Study in communications is geared toward understanding the many ways human beings develop, collect, disseminate, and transfer information through symbols, particularly via the mass media. Major areas of specialization include journalism, telecommunications, film, TV, radio, and advertising. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Communications Majors:

Account Executive—B
Actor/Actress—V/B
Advertising Worker—B
Announcer—AA/B
Arbitrator—B
Auctioneer—V
Broadcast Technician—AA
Columnist—B
Commentator—B
Copyeditor—B
Copywriter—B
Disc Jockey–V
Editor—B
Educator—B/M/D
Foreign Correspondent—B
Journalist–B
Lecturer—B
Lobbyist–B
Media Specialist—V/B
Music Director–B
News Photographer—AA/B
Online Content Developer—B
Producer (Film, TV)—V/B
Proofreader—V
Public Relations Specialist—B
Publisher–B
Reporter—B
Research Library Technician—AA
Speech Writer—B
Technical Writer—B
TV Director—B
Video Engineer—V/B

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.uc.edu/career/Students/communications.htm

http://www.utexas.edu/student/careercenter/careers/comm.pdf

http://www.vanguard.edu/careercenter/Communications.pdf

http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/communication.htm

Computer Science

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

COMPUTER SCIENCE

Computer Science is the study of ways to use computer equipment to analyze and transform information. Students learn to direct computer operations by writing detailed instructions in computer languages to solve a variety of problems. Programs in Computer Science intend to prepare people for careers such as programmers, computer scientists, systems analysts, and data processing managers. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Computer Science Majors:

Chief Information Officer—B
Computer-Aided Designer—AA/C
Computer Animator—AA
Computer Applications Engineer—B
Computer Operator—AA/B
Computer Programmer—V/B
Computer Science Engineer—M/D
Computer Security Specialist—B
Computer Service Technician—AA
Database Analyst—B
Database Manager—B
Data-Entry Equipment Operator—AA
Data Processing Department Manager—B
Electronic Data Processing Auditor—B
Educator—B/D
Hardware Service Person—AA/B
Hardware Salesperson—AA/B
Robotics Technician—V/AA
Operations Manager—AA/B
Software Package Developer—B
Software Package Marketer—B
Software Salesperson—AA/B
Statistician—B
Systems Analyst–B
Systems Consultant—B
Systems Manager—B
Technical Support Technician—V
Technical Writer—B
Webmaster—V/B
Word Processor—V/AA

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/computer.htm

http://www.uc.edu/career/Students/computerscience.htm

http://careers.tufts.edu/student/majors/default.html

Criminal Justice

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

CRIMINAL JUSTICE

Programs in Criminal Justice are designed to prepare students for careers in federal, state, local law enforcement agencies, correctional agencies and institutions, and private security agencies. Students study the roles and activities of people with regard to maintaining law and order, providing services, protecting life and property, and conducting administration, planning, and research. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Criminal Justice majors:

Building Inspectors—AA/C
Parole and Probation Officer-—B
Chemists— B/M
Politician—B/M
CIA Agent—B
Prison Tower Guard—V/AA
Correctional Officer—AA
Private Investigators—V/B
Counselor—B/M
Public Administrator—B
Criminologist—M/D
Sheriff—V
Customs Inspector—AA/B
Social Worker—B/M
Detective—AA/B
Social Worker Assistant—AA
FBI Agent—B
Sociologist—D
Highway Patrol Officer—V/AA
Immigration Guard—V/AA
Law Enforcement Officer—AA/C
Legal Assistant—AA/C

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.uc.edu/career/Students/criminaljustice.htm

http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/criminal.htm

http://www.cwpost.liunet.edu/cwis/cwp/pep/majors/links/law.htm

http://careerweb.westga.edu/PDFfiles/Criminal.pdf

Dentistry

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

DENTISTRY

Dentistry programs are designed to train students to diagnose, to help prevent, and to treat disorders of the teeth, gums, and jaws. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Dentistry majors:

Community Health Educator—B
Dental Assistant—V/C
Dental Health Educator—B
Dental Hygiene—V/C
Dental Lab Technician—V/C
Dental Researcher—D
Dentist—D
Oral Health Consultant—B
Orthodontist—D

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.allcolleges.org/dental-careers.html

Diesel Mechanic

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

DIESEL MECHANIC- AUTOMOTIVE SUPERVISION

Gas and Diesel Mechanic training programs intend to prepare students to maintain, repair, and service gasoline or diesel engine systems. Gasoline engine mechanic programs may cover engine, fuel, electrical, cooling, brake, drive train, and suspension systems. Diesel mechanic students diagnose problems; they repair and adjust fuel-injection systems, air and water pumps, generators, governors, power units, controls, and transmissions. This work is done on vehicles such as buses, ships, trucks, railroad locomotives, construction equipment, and stationary diesel engines, such as in electrical generators. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Diesal Science Majors:

Aircraft Mechanics—V/C
Auto Muffler Installers—V
Automobile Mechanics—V/C
Farm Equipment Mechanics—V
Forklift Operators—V
Military Enlisted Personnel—V
Rotary Drillers—V
Service Station Attendants—V
Small Engine Repairer—V
Truck & Heavy Equipment Mechanics—V/C

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

Dietetics

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

DIETETICS

Dietetics is the study of human nutrition and its application in providing for the dietary needs of people. Dietetics programs are designed to prepare individuals for occupations as professional dieticians, dietetic technicians, and dietetic assistants. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Computer Science Majors:

Chef—V
Cook—V
Dietitians—B
Food Service Supervisor—AA/B
Food Technologist—B/M
Home Economist Teacher—B
Home Economist—B/D
Nutritionist—B
Quality Assurance Chemist—B
University and College Teachers—M/D

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://web.jmu.edu/career/web/Careerguide6/Dietet6.htm

Economics

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

ECONOMICS

There is never enough time, or money, or space to do everything. Consequently people must choose how to organize and use the labor, capital, and land that are available. Economics describes the ways that households, businesses, and even nations exchange goods and services in the vast, complex network we call economy. It is the study of the environment in which people make a living—earning, producing, buying from others, and saving for the future. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Economic Majors:

Account Executive—B
Actuary—B
Appraiser/Assessor—B
Auditor—B
Bank Officer—AA/B
Buyer—B
Controller—B
Cost Accountant—B
Credit and Loan Worker—AA
Economist—B/D
Educator—B/M/D
Financial Planner—B
Foreign Service Officer—B
Home Economist—B
Insurance Agent—V/B
Internal Revenue Agent—B
Labor Relations Specialist—B
Manpower Director—B
Market Research Analyst—B
Real Estate Agent—V/C
Sales Manager—B
Sales Representative–AA
Securities Analyst—B
Statistician—B
Stockbroker—B
Tax Preparer—V
Technical Writer—B
Trust Administrator—B

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.uc.edu/career/Students/economics.htm

Education

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

EDUCATION

Education is the study of how human beings teach, learn, and develop knowledge, values, skills, and character qualities. Study in this field in virtually unlimited and can include many different subjects. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Education Majors:

Adult and Vocational Education Teacher—V/C
Assistant Principal—M
Adult Education Teacher—B
College Dean—D
Christian Education Worker—B/P
Counselor—B/M
College Professor—M/P
Director of Career Placement—M/D
Director of Admissions—M
Director of Student Affairs—B
Director of Guidance—M/D
Elementary School Teacher—B
Education Consultant—M/D
4-H Agent—B
Financial Aid Director—M
Personnel Director—B
Librarian—M
Principal—B
Preschool Teacher—B
School Psychologist—M/D
Registrar—M
Secondary School Teacher—B
School Superintendent—M/D
Special Education Teacher—B/M
Social Worker—M
Teacher Aide–AA Teacher (ESL)—B
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor—M
Tutor—B

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.uc.edu/career/Students/edu.htm

http://careers.tufts.edu/student/majors/default.html

Electrical and Electronics

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

ELECTRICAL/ELECTRONICS TECHNOLOGY

Electrical and electronics technology is the application of scientific theories and principles in the design, production, installation, testing, service, use, and control of electrical and electronic parts, equipment, and systems. Specialties in this area are many and include instrumentation, construction electricity, robotics, broadcast communications, industrial electronics, radio/TV, radar, automated equipment, and digital technology. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Electrical/Electronics Technology Majors:

Aircraft Electronics Technician—AA/C
Audio and Sound Specialist—AA
Automated Equipment Technician—AA
Broadcast Technician—AA
Biomedical Technician—AA
Electrical Engineering Technician—AA
Electrical Appliance Repairer—V
Electronic Equipment Salesperson—V
Electrical Technician—AA
Electronic Systems Tester—AA
Electronics Instructor—B
Marine Electronics Specialist—AA
Electronics Technician—V/AA
Quality Control Technician—AA
Industrial Electronics Maintenance Radio and Electrical Inspector—B
Worker—AA Robotics Technician—AA
Instrumentation Technician—AA
TV Technician—V/AA
Photo-optics Technician—AA
Radar Technician—AA
Radio Repairer—V
Technical Writer—B

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

www.eta.sda.com

Engineering

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

ENGINEERING

Engineering programs intend to train people to design and analyze products and processes using principles of mathematics and natural sciences. Schools may offer programs in general engineering, or in specialized engineering fields. Major specialties include civil, mechanical, and electrical engineering. Other specialties may include aeronautical, agricultural, biomedical, ceramic, chemical, computer electronic, environmental, metallurgical, nuclear, petroleum, industrial, and mining engineering. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Engineering Majors:

Acoustical Engineer—B
Electrician—V/C
Aeronautical Engineer—B/D
Engineering Technician—V/C
Aerospace Engineer—B
Environmental Engineer—B
Agricultural Engineer—B/M
Ergonomist—B
Air/Heat/Refrig. Technician—V/C
Fire Protection Engineer—B
Applications Engineer—B
Field Service Engineer—B
Architectural Engineer—B
Health & Safety Inspectors—AA/C
Automotive Engineer—B
Human Factors Engineer—B
Bioengineer—B
Illuminating Engineer—B
Biomedical Engineer—B
Industrial Engineer—B
Broadcast Technician—AA
Manufacturing Engineer—B
Building Contractors—V/C
Mechanical Engineer—B
Ceramics Engineer—B
Nuclear Engineer—B
Chemical Engineer—B
Optical Engineer—B
Civil Engineer—B
Petroleum Engineer—B
Computer Maintenance Technician—AA/C
Radio Engineer—B
Communications Engineer—B
Robotics Technician—V/AA
Consulting Engineer—B/M
Traffic Engineer—B
Construction Inspector—V/C
Electrical & Electronics Engineers—B

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.usm.maine.edu/csce/MajorsHTML/ElecEng.html

http://www.career.arizona.edu/students/choosing/majors/links/engineering.asp

http://careers.tufts.edu/student/majors/default.html

http://www2.gasou.edu/sta/career/engineering.htm

Food and Beverage

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

FOOD AND BEVERAGE MANAGEMENT/SERVICE

Food and beverage management/service includes the study of techniques in hospitality, hotel and restaurant maintenance, facilities, food purchasing and cost, food preparation and service, and front office operation. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Food and Beverage Management/Service Majors:

Assistant Restaurant Manager—AA/V
Cafeteria Manager—AA/V
Banquet Manager—AA/V
Dietitian–B Chef—AA/V
Director of Recipe—V
Dining Room Attendant—V
Fast Food Worker—V
Executive Housekeeper—B
Food Production Manager—V
Food and Beverage Director—V
Home Economist-—B
Food Service Manager—V/B
Hotel/Motel Manager—B
Host/Hostess—V
Merchandising Supervisor—V
Maitre d’ Hotel—V
Purchasing Agent—B
Nutritionist—B
Sanitation/Maintenance—AA
Restaurant Manager—AA/B
Storeroom Supervisor—V
Steward/Stewardess—V

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.utexas.edu/student/cec/careers/man.pdf

http://careers.wcu.edu/major/hospitalitymanagement.htm

http://www.umt.edu/career/majors/management.htm

Foreign Language

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

FOREIGN LANGUAGE

Foreign Language programs are designed to teach people to read, write and speak one or more foreign language, such as French, German, Spanish, Russian, or Japanese. Studies in a foreign language improve students’ ability to communicate, help them to develop cultural awareness and sensitivity, and expand their general knowledge. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Foreign Language Majors:

Actor/Actress—B/V
Announcer—B
Anthropologist—B/D
Bilingual Educator—B/M
Civil Service Worker—B
Copy Editor—B
Customs Inspector—AA
Diplomat—B/M
FBI/CIA Agent—B/D
Film Editor–AA
Flight Attendant—AA
Foreign News Correspondent—B
Foreign Service Officer—B
Historian—B/D
Hotel Information Clerk—V
Hotel Manager—AA/B
Import/Export Clerk—V
Interpreter/Translator—B
Journalist—B
Linguist–M Maitre d’ (hotel)—AA/V
Missionary—B
Proofreader—V
Speech Pathologist—B/M
Technical Writer—B
Translator—B
Travel Agent—AA
VISTA/Peace Corps Volunteer—B

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://careers.tufts.edu/student/majors/default.html

http://www.uc.edu/career/Students/foreignlang.htm

http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/language.htm

Geography

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

GEOGRAPHY

Programs in Geography are designed to broaden our understanding of the physical & cultural landscapes of the world, and how they have affected each other. It is the study of place and space; it is the description of land, sea, and air, and the distribution of plant and animal including humans and their activities. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Geography Majors:

Anthropologist—D
Cartographer—B
Cartographic Technician—AA
Climatologist—B
Computer Mapper—B
Ecologist—B
Educator—B/D
Environmental Scientist—B
Environmental Technician—AA
Geographer—B/D
Geologist—B
Geomorphologist—B/D
Geophysicist—B/D
Historian—B/D
International Economist—B
Landscape Architect—B
Market Research Analyst—B
Meteorologist—B
Oceanographer—B
Petrologist—B
Photogrammetric Technician—AA
Research Assistant—B/M
Photographer—B
Sociologist–D
Seismologist—B
Surveyor—AA/V
Soil Conservationist—B
Urban Planner—M/D

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://careers.tufts.edu/student/majors/default.html

http://www.uc.edu/career/Students/geography.htm

http://www.cas.muohio.edu/~advising/Majors/geographyurban.html

Geology

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

GEOLOGY

Geology or earth science programs teach people to explore and analyze the earth’s crust and its resources. Geology includes the study of rocks, soils, mountains, rivers, oceans, and caves. Study in geology also encompasses the exploration and production of mineral and energy resources. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Geology Majors:

Astronomer—D
Cartographer—B
Chemist—B
Environmental Science—B
Geodesist—B
Geographer—B/D
Geologist–B
Geophysicist—B/D
Hydrographer—B
Hydrologist—B
Laboratory Technician—AA
Metallurgical Engineer—B
Metallurgist—B
Meteorological Technician—AA
Mineralogist—B/D
Mining Engineer—B
Nuclear Engineer—B/D
Oceanographer—B/D
Paleontologist—B/D
Petroleum Engineer—B
Petrologist—B
Pharmacist—B
Photogrammertrist—B
Physicist—B/D
Seismologist—B
Stratigrapher–B
Surveyor—AA
Technical Writer—B

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://careers.tufts.edu/student/majors/default.html

http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/geology.htm

http://www.cas.muohio.edu/~advising/Majors/geology.html

History

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

HISTORY

History is the systematic collection of evidence from the past, combined with reasoned interpretation of it, to make evaluations of the human story from beginning to the present. History programs intend to provide a broad foundation for a variety of careers in areas such as teaching, law, journalism, business, the ministry, museums, and government. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to History Majors:

Anthropologist—D
Archeologist—D
Archivist—B
Curator—B
Economist—B
Educator—B/D
FBI/CIA Agent—B
Foreign News Correspondent—B
Foreign Service—B/M
Freelance Writer—B
Genealogist—B/D
Gerontologist—B
Historian—B/D
Lawyer—D
Librarian—M
Market Research Analyst—B
Newspaper Reporter—B
Peace Corps Worker—B
Political Scientist—B/D
Public Administrator—B
Research Assistant—B
Technical Writer—B
Writer—V

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://careers.tufts.edu/student/majors/default.html

http://www.hist.umn.edu/whatcanido.html

http://www.uc.edu/career/Students/history.htm

Home Economics

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

HOME ECONOMICS

Programs in Home Economics are designed to prepare individuals for the effective management of family resources. Study within this area covers a broad spectrum and overlaps with a number of related fields. The four major divisions of home economics are food and nutrition, family life and childcare, clothing and textiles, and home management, and decorating. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Home Economic Majors:

Buyer—B
Child Care Worker—AA
Child Welfare Case Worker—B
Clothing Designer—B
Cook/Chef—AA/V
Cooperative Extension Worker—B
Day Care Director—AA/B
Department Manager—B
Dietitian—B
Director of Food Service—B
Dressmaker—V
Economist—B
Executive Housekeeper—B
Fashion Designer—B
Food and Drug Inspector—B
Food Scientist—B
Food Service Manager—V/B
Home Economist—B
Home Health Aide—V/C
Hotel/Motel Manager—B
Interior Decorator—B
Market Researcher—B
Merchandise Displayer—B
Nutritionist—B
Purchasing Agent—B
Sales Manger—B
Social Service Aide—AA
Social Worker—B/M
Tailor—V
Upholster—V

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://careers.tufts.edu/student/majors/default.html

Industrial Design

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

INDUSTRIAL DESIGN

Industrial Design includes the study of design, manufacture, and use of products, equipment, furniture, interiors and exhibitions. Industrial designers develop every conceivable kind of manufactured product, from cars to computers to children’s toys. They need to understand the technology that will make the product work, the human context in which the product will be used—such as the way it will be held in the hand—as well as the marketplace in which the product will compete. Therefore, this field requires students to learn a combination of technical, creative, and business skills. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Industrial Designer Majors:

Engineering Specialist
Quality control supervisor
Industrial Engineers
Sales Representative
Interface Designer/Developer
Safety Engineer
Marketing Representative
Technical Illustrator
Multimedia Designer
Toy Designers
Production Manager
Transportation Designer
Product Engineer
Web Designer

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.ncsu.edu/career/students/majors/id.htm

http://stats.bls.gov/oco/ocos090.htm

http://www.iseek.org

Interior Design

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

INTERIOR DESIGN

Interior designers plan how to shape and decorate the interiors of all kinds of buildings, including homes and commercial structures. They may design new interiors or renovate existing places. They respond to their clients’ needs and budgets by developing designs based on traditional forms, innovative uses of layouts and materials, sound principles of engineering, and safety codes. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Interior Design Majors:

Display Artist
Manufacture’s Representative
Exhibit Designers
Product Consultant
Furniture Designer
Project Director
Home Consultant
Project Designer
Home Furnishing Coordinator
Residential Interior Designer
Interface Designer/Developer
Sales Representative
Kitchen Designer
Set Designers
Space Planning Designer

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.iseek.org

http://www.gsu.edu/~wwwcjs/students/interior_design.html

http://careers.wcu.edu/major/interiordesign.htm

http://www.career.ua.edu/download/majorhandouts/Interior%20Design.htm

Law

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

LAW

Law programs intend to prepare people as licensed attorneys. Law involves the study of the official rules and regulations of our society and the procedures involved in making and enforcing those rules. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Law Majors:

Adjudicator—D
Admiralty Lawyer—D
Appeals Referee—D
Appellate Court Judge—D
Bankruptcy Attorney—D
Bar Examiner—D
Corporation Lawyer—D
Criminal Lawyer—D
District Attorney—D
District Court Judge—D
Employment Lawyer—D
Environmental Lawyer—D
Escrow Officer—B
Insurance Attorney—D
Judge—D
Lawyer—D
Parole/Probation Officer—B
Patent Agent—B
Patent Lawyer—D
Real Estate Buyer—B
Tax Attorney—D
Title Attorney—D
Traffic Court Magistrate—D
Trial Court Judge—D
Paralegals—AA/C
Legal Secretary—C

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://careers.tufts.edu/student/majors/default.html

http://www.uc.edu/career/Students/law.htm

http://www.barry.edu/vpss-vpoffice/CCC/prelaw.htm

Liberal Studies

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

LIBERAL STUDIES

Interdisciplinary/Liberal Studies programs are designed to provide a broad liberal arts and science education that cuts across the traditional subjects in the humanities, the sciences, and the social sciences. The widest possible variety of subject matter allows interdisciplinary/liberal studies majors to tailor a course of study best suited to their individual needs and abilities. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Liberal Majors:

Anthropologist—D
Marriage & Family Counselors—M
Business Executives and Managers—B/M
Market Researchers—AA/B
Community Relations Advisor—AA/B
Personnel Officers—B
Compensation Analysts—B
Psychologists—D
Counselor—M
Public Administrators—B
Curator—B/M
Public Policy Administrator– Editors—B
Research Psychologist—D
Educational Administrators—M
Secondary School Teachers—B
Ethnologist—D
Social Psychologist—D
Freelance Writers—AA/B
Social Scientists—D
Historian—D
Sociologists—D
Journalists—B
Travel Agents—V
Liberal Arts Teachers—B
Univ. and College Teachers—B/D
Librarian—M
Museum Director—B

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.vanguard.edu/careercenter/LiberalStudies.pdf

http://www.barry.edu/vpss-vpoffice/CCC/liberal-studies.htm

Mathematics

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

MATHEMATICS

Mathematics is the basic language of physical science and engineering. It also has important applications in the social and natural sciences, and business administration. Programs in Mathematics intend to provide a wide range of mathematical skills, such as applying definitions and hypotheses to specific problems, and following them to their logical conclusions. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Mathematics Majors:

Accountant—B
Actuary—B/M
Aerospace Engineer—B
Appraiser—B
Astronomer—D
Bank Officer—AA/B
Bookkeeper—AA
Cartographer—B
Computer Programmer—B
Credit Manager—AA/B
Educator—B/D
Financial Planner—B
Market Research Analyst—B
Mathematician—B/D
Nuclear Scientist—B/D
Physicist—B/D
Radar Technician—AA
Statistician—B
Surveyor—AA
Systems Analyst—B
Tool and Die Maker—V

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://careers.tufts.edu/student/majors/default.html

http://careerweb.westga.edu/PDFfiles/Math.pdf

http://www.usm.maine.edu/csce/MajorsHTML/math.html

Mechanical Engineering

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING

Mechanical Engineering programs educate people to design, manufacture, and maintain machinery of all kinds. They work in research, consulting, operations, research and development, testing, design, production, distribution and technical sales. Internal combustion engines, motors of all types, nuclear reactors, refrigerators, elevators, robots, and a variety of medical equipment are some of the visible results of mechanical engineering. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Mechanical Engineering Majors:

Aerospace Engineer—B/D
Astronaut—B
Automotive Engineer—B
Biomedical Engineer—B
Computer Science Engineer—B
Consulting Engineer—B/M
Electrical Engineer—AA
Engineer—B
Engineering Mechanic—B
Engineering Technician—AA
Heating and Air-conditioning Engineer—B
Materials Handling Engineer—B
Industrial Engineer—B
Mechanical Engineer—B
Mechanical Drafter—AA
Packaging Engineer—B
Mechanical Engineering Technician—AA
Research Engineer—B/D
Millwright—V
Systems Engineer—B
Plastics Engineer—B
Test Engineer—B
Safety Engineer—B
Systems Engineer—B

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.career.ua.edu

http://www.udel.edu/CSC/mrk.html

http://www.seas.wustl.edu/admissions/mechanical_major.htm

Mechanics & Services

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

MECHANICS & RELATED SERVICES

Mechanics is the study of machine design, building, operation, repair, and service. Mechanics covers a broad range and include appliances, communication and computer equipment, industrial machinery, and office machine as well as vehicle and mobile mechanics. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Mechanics Majors:

Air-conditioning, Refrigeration, and Heating Mechanic—AA
Aircraft Mechanic—AA
Automotive Body Repairer—V
Automotive Mechanic—V
Bicycle Repairer—V
Cable Splicer—V
Diesel Mechanic—V
Commercial/Industrial Electronic Equipment Repairer—V
Computer Service Technician—AA
Farm Equipment Mechanic—V
Electronic Home Equipment Repairer—V
Engine Specialist—V
Gunsmith—V
General Maintenance Mechanic—V
Instrument Mechanic—V
Industrial Machine Repairer—V
Locksmith—V
Line Installer—V
Motorcycle Mechanic—V
Millwright—V
Office Machine Servicer—V
Musical Instrument Repairer—V
Vending Machine Servicer—V
Telephone Installer/Repairer—V
Watchmaker—V

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.uc.edu/career/Students/nursing.htm

http://www.usm.maine.edu/csce/MajorsHTML/nursing.html

http://careers.wcu.edu/major/nursing.htm

Medicine

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

MEDICINE

Programs in Medicine intend to prepare people to be physicians. Medical students learn to diagnose diseases and to treat people who are ill or in poor health. Students of medicine are exposed to how medical knowledge and procedures, drugs, and technology assist to minimize pain and preserve the health of millions. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Medicine Majors:

Allergist—D
Anesthesiologist—D
Cardiologist—D
Chiropractor—D
Dentist—D
Dermatologist—D
Endocrinologist—D
Gastroenterologist—D
Geriatric—D
Gynecologist—D
Immunologist—D
Internist—D
Neurologist—D
Obstetrician—D
Ophthalmologist—D
Optometrist—D
Orthodontist—D
Osteopath—D
Pathologist—D
Pediatrician—D
Pharmacologist—D
Physician—D
Physician Assistant—M
Plastic Surgeon—D
Podiatrist—D
Psychiatrist-—D
Radiologist—D
Reproductive Endocrinologist—D
Surgeon—D
Urologist—D
Veterinarian—D

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.uc.edu/pre_pro_advising/premed.aspx

http://maryville.edu/academics/sbcontent/lp/Premed/

http://www.ama.assn.org

Nursing and Related Services

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

NURSING AND RELATED SERVICES

Nursing and related services are designed to teach people how to provide care for others who are sick, injured, or disabled, or to help others maintain health. This includes administering treatments, some of which are very sophisticated and technical, and medications. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Nursing Majors:

Art Therapist—B
Athletic Trainer—B
General Duty Nurse—AA/B
Head Nurse—B/M
Licensed Practical Nurse—C
Music Therapist—B
Nurse Anesthesiologist—M
Nurse Clinician—-M
Nurse Instructor—B
Nurse-Midwife—M
Nurse Practitioner—M
Nurse Supervisor—B
Occupational Therapist—B
Physical Therapist—B
Private Duty Nurse—AA/B
Recreational Therapist—B
Registered Nurse—AA/B
Respiratory Therapist—AA
School Nurse—B

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.uc.edu/career/Students/nursing.htm

http://career.utk.edu/students/majors/links/nursing.htm

http://careers.tufts.edu/Student/Majors/default.html

Physical Education

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Physical Education is the study of the role of movement in the human body, and how it works in sport activities. Programs in physical education intend to prepare people for jobs in teaching, coaching, fitness management, or a combination of these areas. Programs may have emphases in aquatic sports, teaching, coaching, dance, pre-physical therapy, athletic training, sports medicine recreation, or commercial/industrial fitness. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Physical Education Majors:

Aerobics Instructor—C/B
Health Teacher—B
Athlete, Professional—V
Kinesiologist—B
Athletic Coach—B
Occupational Therapist—B/M
Athletic Director—B/M
Physical Therapist—B/M
Athletic Instructors—B/M
Recreation Director—B
Athletic Trainer—B
Social Director—B
Camp Director—B
Social Worker—B/M
Corporate Fitness Instructor—B
Spa/Health Club Manager—V/AA
Dance Instructor—B
Sports Agent—B
Drug Counselor—M
Teacher, Physical Education—B
Elementary School Teacher—B

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://careers.wcu.edu/major/pe.htm

http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/physed.htm

http://www.utexas.edu/student/cec/careers/kin.pdf

Physics

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

PHYSICS

Physics programs intend to provide students with an understanding of the fundamental physical laws of nature and to apply those principles to solving specific problems. It attempts to find out how and why physical matter and energy interact as well as how to describe force, motion, and gravity. Physics majors may work in research and development or in management in government labs, industries, or schools: or they may teach in high schools, colleges, or universities. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Physics Majors:

Aerodynamist—B/D
Aeronautical Engineer—B
Aerospace—B/D
Airplane Pilot—AA/D
Astronomer—B/D
Astrophysicist—B/D
Biophysicist—B
Civil Engineer—B
Computer Programmer—B
Educator—B/D
Electrical Engineer—B
Environmental Engineer—B
Geophysicist—B/D
Laboratory Technician—AA
Mathematician—B/D
Metallurgical Engineer—B
Metallurgist—B
Meteorologist—B
Nuclear Engineer—B/D
Nuclear Medical Technologist—AA
Nuclear Technician—AA
Optical Technician—AA
Physicist—B/D
Seismologist-—B

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/physics.htm

http://www.uwrf.edu/ccs/do-with-major.htm

http://careers.tufts.edu/student/majors/default.html

Political Science

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Political Science programs are designed to provide students with an understanding of politics, its processes, its theories, and its institutions. Students learn of political parties, interest groups, international relationships, public law, public administration, liberty, freedom, justice and power. Political Science programs intend to give students a basic background for various careers. Some political science majors take education courses in order to be certified as teachers; others plan to prepare to continue graduate school in political science, or in a related field, such as philosophy, history, or sociology. Political Science is also considered good preparation for law school. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Political Science Majors:

Announcer—B
Campaign Worker—V
Chamber of Commerce Manager—B
City Manager—B
Diplomat—B/M
Educator—B/D
FBI/CIA Agent—B/M
Foreign Service Officer—B/M
Geographer—B/D
Judge—D
Labor Relations Specialist—B
Lawyer—D
Lobbyist—B
Mayor—V
Military Officer—B
News Reporter—B
Parole/Probation Officer—B
Penologist—B
Political Consultant—B
Political Scientist—B/D
Politician—B
Public Recreation Director—B
Public Health Official—B
Research Assistant—B
School Administrator—B
Surveying Technician—V
Technical Writer—B
Urban Planner—B

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.uc.edu/career/Students/polysci.htm

http://careers.tufts.edu/student/majors/default.html

http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/political.html

Psychology

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology is devoted to the understanding, prediction, and control of human behavior. It seeks to understand and explain both normal and abnormal behavior, mental ability, perception, development, and differences in individuals. It also explores human emotions, thoughts, and motives. Programs in Psychology intend to prepare students for careers in psychology or to provide a background for further study in education, business, law, law enforcement, medicine, and other social sciences. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Psychology Majors:

Advertising Manager—B
Educator—B/D
Employee Assistance Administrator—B
Guidance Counselor—M
Employment Counselor—B
Industrial Psychologist—M/D
Human Resource Manager—B
Market Research Analyst—B
Job Analyst—B
Minister—D/V
Mental Health Worker—B
Outplacement Specialist—B/D
Occupational Therapist—B
Police Officer—AA/C
Penologist—B
Psychiatric Nurse—B
Probation Officer—B
Psychiatrist—D
Psychiatric Social Worker—M
Psychometrist—B/M
Psychologist—D
Speech Pathologist—M
Public Relations Specialist—B
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor—B/M

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.utexas.edu/student/cec/careers/psych.pdf

http://www.uc.edu/career/Students/psychology.htm

http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/psychology.html

http://careers.tufts.edu/student/majors/default.html

Sociology

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

SOCIOLOGY

Sociology programs are designed to broaden the student’s understanding of the behavior of people in groups, and of the organization and the functioning of society. Programs in sociology may lead to positions in area such as social work, personnel work, and recreation. Some sociology majors also take education courses in order to be certified as teachers; others continue their education in graduate school. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Sociology Majors:

Anthropologist—M/D
Case Worker—AA
City Manger—B
Consultant–D
Counselor—M
Criminologist—B
Demographer—B
Educator—B/D
Foreign Service Worker—V
Gerontologist—B
Historian—M/D
Human Services Worker—V/B
Labor Relations Specialist—B
Minister—P/V
Peace Corps/VISTA Volunteer—B
Political Scientist—B/D
Probation Officer—B
Psychologist—D
Public Administrator—B
Public Relations Manager—B
Research Assistant—B
Social Worker—B/M
Sociologist—D
Surveying Technician—AA/B
Urban Planner—B

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://careers.tufts.edu/student/majors/default.html

Television

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

TELEVISION

Programs in Communication Technologies are designed to prepare people to give technological support and assistance to professionals in fields of communication, such as educational media, the motion picture industry, photography, and radio and television. Programs emphasize the mechanical, scientific, and technical aspects of communications. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Television Majors:

Advertising Salesperson—V
Journalists—B
Audio-Video Engineer—B
Master Control Engineer—B
Broadcast Technicians—V
Producers—V/B
Broadcast Salesperson—V
Production Assistant—V
Business Executive and Managers—B/M
Production Manager—B
Business Services Salesperson—V
Public Relations Workers—AA/B
Camera Operator—V
Radio & TV Broadcasters–V
Cinematographers—V
Radio & TV Service Technicians–V
Copywriters—B
Sales Managers—V/B
Director—V
Social Directors—B
Director, Assistant/Associate—V
Transmitter Engineer—B
Director, Casting—V
Scriptwriter—V/B
Director, Lighting—V
Sound Engineer—V/AA
Director, Marketing—V
Stage (Floor) Mangers–V
Director, Technical—V
Telecommunications Analysts—B
Engineering Supervisor—B
Videotape Editor—B
Freelance Writers—AA/B
Videotape Engineer—B

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.nd.edu/~ftt/faqs.shtml

http://www.uncwil.edu/stuaff/career/Majors/

Veterinary

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

VETERINARY MEDICINE

Veterinary Medicine programs prepare students to diagnose and treat animal diseases and injuries. The professional veterinary medicine program is four years in length, after at least two years of undergraduate pre-professional training, and leads to the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM). To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Veterinary Medicine Majors:

Animal Breeder—AA
Animal Health Technician—AA/C
Animal Scientist—B
Animal Trainers—V
Biologists—M/D
Fish and Wildlife Specialists—B
Laboratory Assistant—V/C
Marine Biologist—B
Physicians—D
Veterinarians—D
Zoo Director—B
Zoologist—B

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www.uwosh.edu/career/Pages/Preprofessional_VeterinaryMedicine.htm

http://www.ksu.edu/acic/career/options.html

http://www.d.umn.edu/csesa/careers/careerexp.html

Wildlife Management

WHAT CAN I DO WITH A MAJOR IN…?

WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT

Programs in Fisheries and Wildlife Science intend to prepare students for professional careers as biologists, managers, consultants, researchers, or administrators in fish and wildlife agencies or related industries. Fishery programs intend to teach students to understand and manage fish resources to increase production. Wildlife programs intend to teach students to conserve and improve wildlife resources of public or private lands for beauty, ecology, and recreational uses. To obtain additional information the Golden West College Career Center has resources to help you research careers. The following is a partial list of occupations available to Wildlife Management Majors:

Animal Scientist—B
Journalist—B
Animal Technician—AA/C
Marine Biologist–B
Biologist—M/D
Park Ranger—B
Botanist—B
Photographer—B
Circus Animal Trainer—V
Poultry Scientist—B/D
Commercial Fishers—V
Soil Conservationist—B/D
Conservation Organization Director—B
Taxidermist—V
Conservationist—V
Technical Writer—B
Ecologist—D
Veterinarian—D
Environmental Analysts—D
Wildlife Educator—B
Environmental Scientist—D
Wildlife Manager—B
Fish and Wildlife Specialist—B
Wildlife Refuge Manger—B
Fish Game Warden—AA
Zoo Animal Caretaker—V
Forester—D
Zoo Director—B
Government Official—B
Zoo Keeper—V
Hatchery Manager—AA/C
Zoologist—B

KEY
AA = Associate degree; B = Bachelor’s degree; C = Certificate (normally awarded following Completion of 1yr. or less of training and/ or formal college education); M = Master’s degree (usually one or two years of study after the bachelor’s); D = Doctoral degree (e.g. Ph. D. and Ed. D, which usually take from three to five years after the bachelor’s degree.); V= Indicates requirements vary greatly and/or vocational training is generally required; may include a combination of academic and work experience.

SOME SUGGESTED CAREER LIBRARY RESOURCES:
  • EUREKA (Computer Program)
  • Vocational Biographies
  • Occupational Guidance
  • Occupational Outlook Handbook

Please ask for assistance for additional resources available on this topic.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

http://www2.state.id.us/fishgame/us/employment/career.htm

http://www.umt.edu/career/majors/wildlife.htm

http://wildlife.state.co.us/about/careers.asp

http://www.iafwa.org/Attachments/Career%20Brochure.pdf

If you don’t see your major listed, please visit the Career Center for additional resources available to students and the public.