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Career Opportunities with a Major in Chicano/a Studies


 

Eugene is a Marketing Specialist/Manager with Meguiar, the automotive care division of 3M. Eugene specifically oversees the company's social media, eCommerce, and Hispanic outreach strategy. Eugene's successful outreach to the Hispanic community has led Meguiar's parent company, 3M, to replicate his outreach in their other subdivisions.

Many jobs require a college educated individual. College graduates can use their education in a wide variety of occupations. 


Agencies and organizations in the public and private sectors need staff capable of working with individuals of all backgrounds; therefore a major in Chicano Studies greatly enhances an applicant's ability to meet position qualifications. Many students enter the teaching field and/or pursue graduate degrees. The Chicano and other Hispanic historical experiences are used as points of departure toward expanding awareness of the multicultural world and the contributions of Chicanos.


Skills Related to Chicano Studies

  • Ability to read and write articulately and analytically

  • Proficiency in interpersonal communication

  • Thorough knowledge of community resources

  • Ability to interact effectively with people of different backgrounds in various situations

Potential Careers in Chicano Studies

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The following list is a representative sample of job titles for individuals with a Chicano Studies major. The list represents some, but certainly not all, careers which Chicano Studies majors may consider.

Some of these jobs also require education beyond a bachelor's degree.

Affirmative Action Officer Artist Attorney
Brand Manager College or University Professor Community Liaison
Counselor Credit Manager Criminologist
Cultural Anthropologist Education Administration Employment Counselor
Equal Employment Opportunity Officer Fashion Marketer Government Relations Officer
Grant Writer Health Services Administrator Historian
Human Resources Manager Human Rights Worker Insurance Examiner
Journalist K-12 Teacher Librarian
Market Researcher Minister Museum Curator
Nutritionist Nurse Ombudsman
Physician Personal Trainer Police Officer
Politician Public Relations Worker Real Estate Agent
Social Change Agent Social Scientist Social Worker
Sociologist Sports Manager Training and Development Specialist
Victim Advocate Urban Planner


Employers in Chicano Studies

  • Colleges/Universities

  • Consulting Firms

  • Research Firms

  • Social Service Agencies

  • Urban Planning Agencies

Web Sites Related to Chicano Studies

Professional Organizations in this Field

 

The above information is collected from alumni surveys of numerous colleges, professional associations, and multiple print and online resources.