Students of humanities not just well versed in their subject, they are also great communicators and excellent writers. They often have love of arts and people as well. These qualities translate to a host of job options. The following are the few possibilities;


Given the focus on writing and speaking in humanities major, graduates are well prepared to become teachers. However, aspiring primary and secondary school teachers need to be licensed, and licensure requirements include completion of a teacher- preparation program and exam, in addition to a bachelor’s degree. Post-secondary teacher always hold a doctoral degree, though some colleges hire teachers with master’s degree.

Advertising sales agent

While a high school diploma may be sufficient for some sales positions, many employers prefer job applicants with a college degree. Some humanities major may be well suited for advertising sales positions- this line of work requires excellent communication skills.

Technical writer

The subject matter may be dry, but you’ll be able to continue honing your abilities to writer. You’ll also have to judge your audience and write for them.


Are you an artist or a craftsman? Use the communication skills you gained while getting your degree to market yourself and be your own boss. Set up your own website and go freelance as an artist for magazines and newspaper, or sell your art to individuals.


A humanities bachelor’s degree is a perfect starting point for someone who wants to be a counselor. Most counseling positions require completion of a master’s degree, and leisure is often necessary as well.

Event organizer

You know how to plan and organize, and you know how to make people happy. All you have to do is utilize those skills and set up event for different companies and their clients and employees.


Public Relation Manager

Public relations are a growing career field and require strong read, writing and interpersonal skills. Combine this with your understanding of human nature and you are ready to help others create and maintain their public image.

Travel agent

Help individuals and groups plan their dream vacation. Be it a cruise or a 10 day trip, you will plan each facet of trip or tailor the trip to your client’s needs. If you’re bilingual, you can specialize in tours in countries where people speak your second language.


As a lawyer, you’ll use your reasoning and people skills to advice clients and guide them through the legal system. Earning a bachelor’s degree in humanities is one way to prepare for law school. You’ll need to earn a Juris Doctor (JD) and pass the bar exam to become a lawyer.


You’ve edited your own work and maybe other people’s papers throughout college. Why not make a profession out of it? Look for a company that needs someone technical work, or work from home editing magazine articles.

Museum worker/curator

Turn your interest in art and anthropology into your dream job at a museum. Museum is always trying to hire recent graduates. They need tour guides and people to run the help desk. With some experience and a master’s degree in museum studies, you might work your way up to a curator position and manage the museum’s collections and activities.

Armed forces, civil force and other paramilitary forces

Working for armed force, civil force or any paramilitary force sound something out of a crime drama, at this area, they need people to who knows how to read and interact with others. Your knowledge of foreign cultures and languages can be an asset in his career.

Interpreter and/or translator

If you learned a second language as a humanities student, you can become an interpreter or a translator. This professional s translates a foreign language into English or vice versa. Interpreters specialize in spoken or signed language, while translator works primarily with written materials.


Is your passion learning about the history of people and their origins? Genealogist could be for you. If you enjoy research and solving puzzles, take a look at prospects in this career field.



Advertising manager

To sell something, you have to know how to speak to your audience. As humanities major, you know how to get inside people’s heads. Use your art skills and knowledge to create ads for products. Keep in mind, though, that most managers in this field have professional experience, so you probably won’t land a managerial position right out of college.


If you think writing is in your future, look everywhere from blogs to local newspapers. You already have a lot of the skills required here, and you might also be good at interviewing subjects.

Foreign correspondent

If you have an interest in journalism, consider working your way up the ranks to be a foreign correspondent. Knowing about different cultures, languages and histories is a good background to have for this job.

Human resources specialist

If you good at dealing with people, human resources is right for you. Human resource specialist is integral to the interviewing and hiring process. You’ll also work with employees on any problem s they might have, manage benefits packages and arrange certain events and seminar.


If you’re an inquisitive, organized person who likes to help people with research questions, think about becoming a librarian. While you need a master’s degree to become a librarian, your humanities degree will give you an excellent base to build upon.

Education administration

Maybe you don’t want to be a teacher, but you’re still interested in education. Schools, colleges and universities need all sorts of people to help them, and you might find your niche in a student affairs, admissions or financial aid department. A master’s degree is generally required, but not always.

Social worker

If you’re passionate about helping people and you understand human behavior, there are a variety of careers in social services that don’t require an advanced degree. If you’re thinking about a graduate degree in social work or a similar field, getting some practical experience in the field is a smart move.



Communication, politics, history and people- all of these come into play when you have a job as a lobbyist. Professionals in the field work for organizations or individuals, and they seek out legislator support for various causes.


Use of your writing skills to author a book, create content for websites or write articles for magazines. You can further use your arts knowledge to write songs or even screenplay.


Historians are responsible for interpreting historical documents and events, and their jobs are often focused on research. Most of these professionals hold master’s degree. A bachelor’s degree in humanities is great preparation for graduate study in the liberal arts.


A linguist is an expert in language, be it your own or a foreign language. Linguists work for the government, educational institutions and other organization.


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