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Accountancy

What Can I Do With a Major In Accounting?

Often called “the language of business,” accounting is a vital, dynamic field. This major helps you prepare for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Management Accountant (CMA) exams. Successful accountants have a solid business and accounting knowledge base as well as substantial analytical, interpersonal and communication skills. Our majors are recruited extensively by employers in public accounting practice and in corporate, governmental and nonprofit organizations.

The Bachelor of Accountancy degree will prepare you for excellent opportunities in public accounting practice, and in business, government and nonprofit organizations. You may also advance your education through the Master of Accountancy or the MBA degree.

Visit the NMSU Accounting Department Website

Areas of Focus

Public Accounting, Government Accounting, Management Accounting, Accounting Education, Auditing, Tax Accounting, Budget, Forensic Accounting and Forecast Accounting

 

Career Titles

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Actuary
FBI Agent
Commodities Trader
Managerial Accountant
Industrial Buyer
Financial Analyst
Computer Programmer
Claims Adjuster
Auditor
Consumer Credit Officer
Payroll Manager
Collection Agent
Bank Examiner
Personal Financial Planner
Systems Analyst
Stockbroker
Certified Public Accountant
Insurance Agent/Broker
Securities Broker
Loan Administrator
Commercial Banker
Benefits/Compensation Administrator
Credit and Collections Specialist
Tax Lawyer
Loan Officer/Consumer Credit
Tax Specialist
Treasurer
Management Consultant
Financial Investment Analyst
Underwriter
Auditor
Estate Planner
Trust Accountant

Aerospace Engineering

What Can I Do With a Major In Aerospace Engineering?

 

Aerospace engineers design, develop and test aerodynamic vehicles and related systems.

 

As an aerospace engineer you may work on earth or in space, on aircraft or spacecraft. Or your field may be in water vessel development of ships and submarines, or ground transportation for fuel efficiencies and high speed-high tech vehicles.

 

Visit the NMSU Aerospace Engineering Website

Areas of Focus

 

Propulsion, Fluid Mechanics, Thermodynamics, Aerospace Structures, Orbital Mechanics, Acoustics, Guidance and Control, Flight Mechanics and Control

 

 

 

 

Agricultural and Extension Education

What Can I Do With a Major In Agriculture?

Agriculture is the science of growing crops and raising livestock. It involves planting, cultivating, fertilizing, harvesting, processing, and distributing fruits, vegetables, and nursery stock.

Visit NMSU Agriculture Department website

Areas of Focus

Agricultural Production, Agricultural Business, Agronomy, Soil Science, Animal Production

 

Career Titles

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Agriculture Engineer
Animal Scientist
Cattle Farmer
Cooperative Extension Agent

Agricultural Biology

What Can I Do With a Major In Agricultural Biology?

 

The agricultural biology course work prepares you for a variety of careers in the biological sciences and agriculture. You will develop your curriculum with an academic adviser to attain your individual goals. Many will pursue advanced degrees in the sciences or prepare for admittance to professional schools (medical, dental, etc.). A diverse program is offered with five separate options that allow you to tailor your program for careers in the commercial sector, such as agricultural consulting, and pest management or for careers with county, state, or federal agencies, such as research technicians, inspectors, and extension agents.

Visit Agricultural Biology department website

 

Areas of Focus

Research, Teaching, Agricultural Consulting, Agricultural Extension, Ecology, Biotechnology, Molecular Biology, Biodiversity, Integrated Pest Management, Plant Physiology

 

Career Titles

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Environmental Soil Scientist
Plant Pathologist
Soils/Wetland Specialist
Range Manager
College Professor
Soil Chemistry Consultant
Environmental Researcher
Landscape Architect
Environmental Consultant
Seed Sales Representative
Financial Loan Officer

Agricultural Economics and Agricultural Business

What Can I Do With a Major In Agricultural Economics and Business?

One in five workers is employed in the food and fiber sector of the U.S. economy. A major in agricultural economics and agricultural business provides flexibility to students with diverse career interests. Our faculty is dedicated to providing knowledge and information and preparing students for the challenging world of increasingly global and information-driven agriculture, food companies and markets, and environmental and natural resource management agencies. AgEcon and AgBusiness majors are also in demand by companies and agencies outside the food and fiber sector. Our alumni have found excellent business, and academic career choices and competitive salaries.

Visit Department of Agricultural Economics and Business website

Areas of Focus

Accounting, Marketing, Management, Education, Finance, Economics, Computers

 

Career Titles

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International Marketing Representative
Buyer
Storage Manager
Agricultural Broker
Transportation Manager
Retail Sales Representative
Accountant
Agricultural Loan Office
Commodities Broker
Commodities Analyst
Cotton Gin Manager
Economist
Financial Analyst

Agriculture and Community Development

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Agriculture and Community Development?

Prepares students for a broad spectrum of domestic and international positions in government agencies and non-governmental organizations that deal with agricultural community development issues and natural resources (e.g. Cooperative Extension Service, USDA, NMDA, Peace Corps, and World Neighbors).

Visit the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education

Areas of Focus

Interrelationships Between Crops, Livestock, and the Technologies Used to Produce and Process Them, Economics, Natural Resource and Environmental Concerns, Leadership, and Education

 

Career Titles

 

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Public Relations
Community and International Development
Cooperative Extension Teacher
Law
International Business
Management
Civic and Government Positions
Sales and Promotion
Technical Agriculture

Agronomy

What Can I Do With a Major In Agronomy?

The undergraduate Agronomy program in Plant and Environmental sciences prepares students for a variety of careers in agriculture and related fields.

Visit the NMSU Agronomy Department website

Areas of Focus

Research, Production, Consulting, Management, Business, Education, Government (such as Natural Resources Conservation Service, Farm Services Agency, Bureau of Land Management or the Cooperative Extension Service), Development, and International Assistance

 

Career Titles

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Farmer
 Rancher
Buyer
Conservation Scientist
Crop Consultant
Soil Scientist
Plant Pathologist

Agricultural inspector
Land Planner
Environmental Scientist

Grader and inspector of agricultural products

 

Greenhouse management
Career opportunities exist in wholesale or retail production of potted or cut flower crops.  Many students obtain positions with the allied trades (e.g., seed breeding companies, supply firms, trade magazines), botanical gardens, garden centers, retail floral shops, and wholesale marketers.

Landscape design
This expanding field allows students with artistic capabilities to work in the horticulture arena.  Landscape designers are sought by garden centers, botanical gardens, arboreta, landscape maintenance and installation firms, nurseries, and governmental bodies.  Private consulting is also a possibility.  Some jobs will involve consumer relations and retail sales.

Nursery management
Propagation and production of trees and shrubs for the landscape is only one aspect of nursery management.  Garden center and retail sales, allied trades of agrichemical and supplies sales, and governmental positions are open to students interested in nursery management.

Landscape and turf management
Opportunities abound in residential and commercial landscape care, as well as managing turf at parks, cemeteries, race tracks, schools, and other areas.  Sports turf management is an area that is experiencing growth and offers many opportunities.

Horticulture Science
This option is intended for those who plan to work on a graduate degree.  Universities, state and federal agencies, and industries need trained scientists who can teach, conduct research, and communicate research findings to the public to increase the production and effective use of horticultural products.  Many who earn the Master of Science degree work as consultants, technical representatives, community college instructors, and county extension agents.

Animal Science

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Animal Science?

 

Visit the NMSU Animal Science Department website

Areas of Focus

Livestock Production, Meat Industry, Feed Industry, Livestock Publications, Livestock Breeding Food Processing Technology

 

Career Titles

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Soil Conservationist
Range Manager
Environmental Project Manager
Animal Nutritionist

Animal Scientist
Supervisors of animal husbandry

Non farm animal caretakers

Animal trainers

Veterinarian

Veterinarian assistant

Zoologist

Wildlife biologist

Animation and Visual Effects

What Can I Do With a Major In Animation and Visual Arts?

"Filmmaking, for many, has been a subject of interest and fascination from the 1890's to today. People are always trying and will always try to push the edge of creativity in technology to improve their craft."

The Bachelor of Creative Media is available in either Digital Film Making or Animation and Visual Effects. The curriculum focuses on the art, craft, and the business of storytelling. Students choose an area of emphasis, but they study all aspects of digital film making and digital arts, whether they are aspiring writers, animators, directors, editors, or cinematographers.

Visit the Animation and Visual Arts Department website

Areas of Focus

The four basic groupings for career paths in the film production industry are studio or production company executive, production department, art department, and technical/hands-on jobs.

 

Career Titles

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Multimedia artists and Animators
Producer
Writer
Character Developer
Director
Film Editor
Color key/color stylist
Background Layout
Background Painter
Special effects - sound

Anthropology

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Anthropology?

 

Anthropology is the study of the origin and development of humanity.

Visit the NMSU Anthropology Department Website

Areas of Focus

Cultural and Social – deal with the description and analysis of people’s lives, traditions (ex. social relations, religion, politics), and rituals

Linguistics – the relationship between the evolution of language and the evolution of Homo sapiens. The historical development of known languages, the writing of alphabets for unwritten languages, and how language influences and is influenced by other aspects of human life

Biological – study the evolutionary roots of biology and behavior, paleoanthropology (the study of fossil human ancestors), primatology (the study of non-human primates), and human biology (the study of human physical variation

Archaeology – the study of the human past through its material remains. Archaeologists are interested in the where, when, how and why particular developments happened and how these developments differ from place to place

 

Career Titles

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Anthropologist
Field Archeologist
Museum Technician and conservator
Anthropology Professor
National/State Park Interpreter
Archivist
Curator
Ethnologist
Geographer
Art Conservator
Genealogist
Historian
Research Associate
Sociologist

Applied Studies

What is the Bachelor of Applied Studies?

The Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS) is designed for students with an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) or equivalent degree from an accredited institution. Building on prior education, the BAS provides students with broader experiences in technical career areas.

A student can focus their studies in one or morel specific areas of interest or build on the Associates Degree he/she may already possess.   This degree allows latitude with choices of different courses instead of the restriction of a focused degree plan.   All degree plans are subject to review and approval by the academic advisors in the College of Extended Learning.   Students pursuing this degree possess the education and skill-set to work in a variety of professional fields such as business, government, education, heath care related occupations, advocacy, mediation, or use the degree for the purpose of advancement in his/her chosen career field.

Why does NMSU offer a BAS?

The Bachelor of Applied Studies promotes the mission and purpose of NMSU by making available more flexible degree options and providing a pathway of study for community college graduates with technical and applied degrees. The student population targeted for this program differs significantly from traditional degree programs at NMSU. Many students seeking admission to this program are employed or have been employed in an industry. Thus, the prime candidate for the BAS program is a mature student with real-world work experience. The BAS affords new opportunities to prospective students and helps minimize credit loss for students holding associate degrees in technical and applied areas when transferring to NMSU.

 

Career Titles

Manager
Personnel Director
Attorney
Account Executive
Publications Coordinator
Market Researcher
Television Programming Director
Public Interest Group Director
Lobbyist
Politician
Health Science Administrator
City Planner
Grants Coordinator
Psychotherapist
Crisis Center Virector
Counselor (e.g. substance abuse, battered women)
Clergy
Physician
Probation Officer
Social Worker
University Academic Administrator
Student Services Director
Professor
Affirmative Action Representative
Principal

Art

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Art?

 

"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."  ~Aristotle

“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” ~Ansel Adams

Visit the NMSU Art Department website

Areas of Focus

Art History – Understanding the aesthetic and cultural issues within the history of art

Studio Art – Ceramics, Drawing, Graphic Design, Metalsmithing & Jewelry, Painting, Photo/Graphics, Photography, Printmaking, and Sculpture

EMPHASIS: Museum Conservation
Conservators manage, care for, preserve, treat, and document works of art, artifacts, and specimens - work that may require substantial historical, scientific, and archaeological research. They use x-rays, chemical testing, microscopes, special lights, and other laboratory equipment and techniques to examine objects and determine their condition, their need for treatment or restoration, and the appropriate method for preserving them.

 

Career Titles

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Advertising Artist
Bookplate Artist
Fashion Artist/Designer
Motion Picture Artist
Multimedia Artists and animator
Photographer
Calligrapher
Floral Designer
Curator

Artist

Graphic designer

Set and exhibit designer

Art teacher

Art therapist

Art Director

Desk Top publishers

Museum Technician

 

 

Athletic Training

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Athletic Training?

Focus in the evaluation, treatment, management, rehabilitation and prevention of athletic related injuries.

Visit NMSU Athletic training department website

Career Titles

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Sports Medicine Clinic athletic trainer
Team Physician
Exercise Physiologist
Physical Therapist
Massage Therapist
Personal Trainer
Teacher
Aerobics Instructor
Fitness Instructor
Coach

 

Biochemistry

What Can I Do With a Major In Biochemistry?

Biochemists study the chemistry of living things.

Visit NMSU Biochemistry Department Website

Areas of Focus

Metabolism, Growth, Reproduction, Heredity, Agriculture, Pharmaceutical Industry, Forensic Science, Medicine, Biotechnology, Antibiotics, Molecular Genetics, DNA Analysis, Toxicological and Environmental Testing

 

Career Areas

Private Sector: Biotechnology, Food & Drink (including Brewing), Health & Beauty Care,
Medical Instrument Companies, Chemical Manufacturing Companies, Research Companies, and Laboratories

Public Sector: Scientific Laboratories, Agriculture, Fisheries, Hospitals, Universities, Public Health Entities, Crime Laboratories, Public Health Laboratories, National Blood Services, Cancer Research Institutes, Environmental Pollution Control

Biology

What Can I Do With a Major In Biology?

 

Biology is the study of life, from the simplest forms of plants and animals to the highly complex structure of the human being. With a major in Biology you will have knowledge of of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, inter dependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

 

Visit the NMSU Department of Biology website

NMSU Department of Biology Degree Plans

 

 

Areas of Focus

 

Botany – the study of plants (includes aquatic science as a subfield of botany)
Zoology – the study of animals (includes aquatic science as a subfield of zoology)
Medical Science, Medical Personnel, and Technology– various fields of health related sciences
Microbiology – the study of microorganisms
Physiology – the study of how organisms work
Pharmacologist – the study of how drugs work
Biochemistry – studies the effects of foods, hormones, drugs, and toxins on plants, animals, and single cells
Ecology – the study of the interrelationships between organisms and their environments
Ethology – the study of animal behavior (a branch of zoology)
Immunology – the study of how the body defends itself against invasion by foreign substances
Genetics – the study of heredity
Molecular Biology – the study of DNA

 

 

 

Career Titles

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Veterinarian

Biological Researcher
Biostatistician
Physician
Epidemiologist
Health Policy Consultant
Data Analyst
Administrator
Zoologist
Medical Technologist
Dentist
Optometrist
Pharmacist
Dental Hygienist
Biochemist
Occupational Therapist
Respiratory Therapist
Dietician
Forester
Geneticist
Librarian
City Recycling Manager
Park Naturalist
Teacher/Professor
Food and Drug Inspector
Bioengineer
Water Quality Inspector
Retail Manager
Funeral Director
Public Health Officer
Horticulturist
Microbiologist
Nutritionist
Environmental Protection Specialist
Conservationist
Fundraiser
Technical Writer

Aqua Culturist
Aquaculture Farmer
Marine Geologist Geophysicist/ Physicist
Agronomist
Physical Therapist
Paramedic
Curator
Trainer
Food Technician/Technologist
Health Service Manager

Chemical Engineering

What Can I Do With a Major In Chemical Engineering?

Chemical engineering is the study of the practical application of science and mathematics in the process, manufacturing, equipment design, and development related to raw and synthetic substances and energy in an economical and efficient manner.

Visit NMSU Chemical Engineering Department Website

Areas of Focus

Research and Development, Design and Construction, Operations, Management, Teaching, Environmental, Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering, Forest Products, Heat Transfer & Energy Conversion, Materials Engineering & Sciences, and Nuclear Engineering

 

Career Titles

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Agricultural Engineer
Biochemist
Chemical Engineer
Computer Science Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Fire Protection Engineer
Geological Engineer
Metallurgical Engineer
Nuclear Engineer
Pharmacist
Agronomist
Chemist
Environment Engineer
Food Scientist
Metallurgist
Petroleum Engineer

Chemistry

What Can I Do With a Major In Chemistry?

Chemistry is a major branch of the physical sciences and involves the study of substances and energy.

Visit NMSU Chemistry Department website

Areas of Focus

Research & Development, Teaching, Chemical Engineering, Management, Physical Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry

 

Career Titles

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Regulatory Chemist
Safety Inspector
Water Works Supervisor
Superfund Quality Assurance Manager
  Waste water Treatment System Supervisor
Occupational Safety Agent
Professor
Science Teacher
Laboratory Manager
Technical Writer
Certified Hazardous Materials Manager
Pharmaceutical Research Chemist
Application Chemist
Polymer Chemist
Analytical Chemist
Chemical Engineer
Pharmacist
Food Scientist/Technologist
Nutritionist
Geneticist
Industrial Health Engineer
Nuclear Scientist
Crime Lab Analyst

Civil Engineering

What Can I Do With a Major In Civil Engineering?

Civil engineering is the study of how mathematical and scientific knowledge, experience, and theory is practically, economically, and efficiently applied in the use of material and natural resources to design and supervise the building of structures and facilities.

Visit NMSU Civil Engineering Website

 

Areas of Focus

General, Structural, Environmental, Geotechnical, Water Resources, Urban Planning, Hydraulic, Construction, Transportation, Highway

 

Career Titles

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Architect
Civil Engineer
Geological Engineer
Hydraulics Engineer
Industrial Engineer
Mining Engineer
Photogrammetrist
Structural Engineer
Urban Planner
Civil Engineer Technician
Environmental Engineer
Geologist
Hydrologist
Mechanical Engineer
Petroleum Engineer
Research Engineer
Sanitary Engineer
Transportation Engineer

Clothing, Textiles, and Fashion Merchandising

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Clothing, Textiles and Fashion Merchandising?

Clothing, Textiles, and Fashion Merchandising is a professional area of study which focuses on diverse aspects of the fashion industry.

Visit NMSU clothing, textiles and fashion merchandising website

 

Areas of Focus

Manufacturing, Buying, Selling, Marketing, Packaging, and Displaying of Goods

 

Career Titles

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Showroom Sales Trainee Textile Colorist
Showroom Sales Textile Designer
Merchandising Assistant Textile Stylist
Merchandiser Costing Clerk
Shopper/Stylist Costing Engineer
Fashion Buyer Production Manager
Store Manager Quality Control Engineer
Fashion Coordinator Apparel Designer
Merchandise Clerk Sketcher
Salesperson Sketcher/Stylist
Fashion Designer Promotion Coordinator
Fashion Journalist Entrepreneur

 

Communication DisordersCommunication Studies

What Can I Do With a Major In Communication Studies?

The best jobs in the new information society - in virtually every industry - will be filled by workers who can READ, WRITE, COMPUTE, COMMUNICATE, and THINK.

visit the NMSU Communication Studies Department Website

 

Areas of Focus

Corporate Communications, Consumer Communications, Media, Communication Disorders, Journalism, Photography, Film, Radio, Multimedia, Television, Advertising, and Public Relations

 

Career Titles

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Editorial Project Manager
Reporter
Managing Editor
Publisher
Copy Editor
Correspondent
Photographer
Sales Associate
Advertising Coordinator
Customer Representative
Training and development specialist
Human Resources Manager
Marketing Manager
Marketing Researcher
Announcer
Newscaster/Narrator
Writer (e.g. news, film, documentary)
Director
Audio/Visual Technician
Public Relations Coordinator
Community Affairs Director
Attorney
Public Affairs Analyst
Media Consultant
Arbitrator
Copywriter
Speech Writer
Actor/Actress
Online Content Developer
Technical Writer
Video Engineer
Hospitality Manger
Insurance Agent/Broker
Bank Officer
Real Estate Agent/Broker
Recruiter
Events Planner
Fashion Merchandiser
Travel Agent

 

Career Related Websites

Work in Public Relations

The Write Jobs

MonsterTRAK

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Magazine Publishers of America

Community Health

What Can I Do With a Major In Community Health?

 

“The trouble with always trying to preserve the health of the body is that it is so difficult to do without destroying the health of the mind.” G.K. Chesterton

Visit the NMSU Community Health Department Website

 

 

 

Areas of Focus

 

Community Health, Environmental and Occupational Health, Gerontology, Health Administration, U.S.-Mexico Border Health, Health & Safety Inspection, Administration, Women & Minority Issues

 

 

 

Career Titles

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Medical and Health Services Managers
Public Health Dentist
Human Service Worker
Dental Hygienist
Epidemiologist
Translators and Interpreters
Public Health Consultant
Occupational Therapists
Safety Technicians
Industrial Hygienist
Public Relations Specialists
Public Health Educator
Public Health Nutritionist
Public Health Physician
Public Health Social Worker
Tobacco Alcohol & Drug Prevention Educator
Youth Shelter Director

 

 

 

Career Related Websites

 

Careers in Aging

 

Health Administrators Occupations

 

Explore Health Careers.org

 

Public Relations Specialists

 

Interpreters and Translators

 

Medical Workers.com

 

Health Care Job Store

Computer Science

What Can I Do With a Major In Computer Science?

Computer study focuses on the design, manufacture, application, and effectiveness of computers, computer materials, and computer equipment.

visit the NMSU Computer Science department website

 

Areas of Focus

Systems Development, Technical Services, Programming, Operations & Information, Design, Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing, Information Systems Management, Consulting, Database Design, Networking, Web Design, Hardware & Software Design, Entrepreneurship, Operations Research Analysts, Operators

 

Career Titles

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Computer Graphics Technician
Operations Manager
Product Manager
Systems Analyst
Corporate Security Specialist
Electrical Engineer
Telecommunications Manager
Graphic Artist
Professor
Training Specialist
Technical Writer
Technical Information Specialist
Auditor
Air Traffic Controller
State Budget Analyst
Biomedical Engineer
Statistician
Webmaster
Computer Security Specialist
Database Analyst
Electronic Data Processing Auditor
Robotics Technician
Software Developer
Word Processor
Accountant
Aerospace Engineer
Cryptographer/Cryptologist
Physicist
Mathematician

Career Related Websites

Just Tech Jobs - searchable by skill

Internet Jobs

Jobs for programmers

Developers.Net - Great jobs & career information for developers

High Tech Jobs Online

Computerwork.com

Society for Technical Communication

CMP Technology Network job postings

Conservation Ecology

What Can I Do With a Major In Conservation Ecology?

“Probably the most visible example of unintended consequences is what happens every time humans try to change the natural ecology of a place.” -Margaret J. Wheatley

Visit the NMSU Conservation Ecology Department Website

 

Areas of Focus

Range, Soil, Water, Wildlife, Pest, Native Species, Food, Air, Environmental Education

 

Career Titles

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Foresters
Urban Forester
Environmental Protection Technician
Land Management Foresters
Conservation Scientist
Water Resources Manager
Range Conservationist
Environmental Engineer
Environmental Educator
Range Manager
Lawyer
Park Ranger
Soil and Water Conservationist
Environmental Economist
Logging Equipment Operator
Marine Scientist
Pest Manager

 

Career Related Websites

Ecology and Society

Wildlife Ecology and Conservation

Biological Sciences

Ecology Jobs

Society for Conservation Biology

Primate Info Net

Nature Lover Jobs

Criminal JusticeDance

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Creative Media?

"Dance generally refers to movement used as a form of expression, social interaction or presented in a spiritual or performance setting."

Visit the NMSU Dance Department Website

 

 

Career Titles

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Dancer
Choreographers
Public/private Dance Teacher
Dance Studio Manager
Dance Studio Instructor
Visual Designer
Dance Movement Therapist
Production Assistant

 

Related Skills

Good health, physical stamina and body coordination
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
Ability to maintain composure when faced with the unexpected
Ability to communicate emotions and ideas creatively
Ability to relate to people of varying backgrounds
Proficiency in memorization
Ability to attract the attention of others
Creating and performing dances
Analyzing and interpreting the emotions and motives of others
Ability to give and receive criticism

 

Digital Film Making

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Digital Filmmaking?

"As with many areas of our lives, both cinema and television have undergone a digital revolution. Digital filmmaking is the process of capturing motion pictures as digital images, rather than on film. Digital filmmakers utilize basic media techniques to create movies and videos using digital media. They are usually involved in all phases of film making from screenwriting, casting, and directing, to the editing and release of a final cut."

Visit the NMSU Digital Film making Department Website

Areas of Focus

Directing, Editing, Screenwriting, Sound Design

 

Career Titles

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Editor
Gaffer
Art Director
Director of Photography
Director
Producer
Camera Assistant
Production Manager
Sound Editor
Film Studio Manager
Lighting Operator
Lighting Designer
Cinematographer
Digital Camera Operator
Animator

 

Career Related Websites

Degree Directory
DiplomaGuide.com
Education Center Online
Digital Dilmmaking Careers
SAE Filmmaking Degree

Early Childhood 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.

 visit NMSU College of Education website

 

Areas of Focus

Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, Adult, Post-Secondary

 

Career Titles

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Adult Education Teacher
Educational Resource Coordinator
Missionary Worker
Elementary School Teacher
Physical Education Instructor
Athletic Director
Employee Training Instructor
Preschool Administrator
Child Life Specialist
Financial Aid Counselor
Registrar/Admissions Director
Curriculum Specialist
Grant Writer
Religious Institution Education Coordinator
Educational Materials Sales Rep.
Secondary School Teacher
Education and Training Administrator
Librarian

Career Related Websites

ABC Teaching Jobs

Teaching English

Teachers-Teachers.com:  free service that allows teachers to market themselves to public and private schools nationwide

ESL Employment

Want to Teach

Education America Network

Project Connect

schoolSTAFF

National Association of Teachers' Agencies:  helping teachers find jobs

MonsterTRAK

Academic Employment Network

Student Affairs Job Search

Education and non-education music jobs

Education Jobs Page

National Education Network

National source for K-12 teaching and administrative opportunities

National Educators Employment Network

National Educators Employment Review – job listings and articles

Teachers.net: subscribe to job alert for new jobs, view jobs already listed, job talk,
references, tools and web sites

Teaching Jobs Throughout the U.S.

Teach for America

Directory information for school districts across the nation listed by state

English Job Maze

International School Services

European Council of International Schools

Teaching Jobs Overseas

AASSA - South America

EconomicsElectrical Engineering

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Electrical Engineering?

Electrical engineering is the study of the practical application of mathematics and science in the production, control, distribution, and uses of electricity as well as research, design, development, testing, and supervision of the manufacture of electronic equipment.

Visit the NMSU Electrical Engineering website

 

Areas of Focus

Communications, Telemetry, Signal Processing, Electric Energy Systems, Electromagnetics and Microwave, Micro-Electronics, Photonics, Control Systems, Space Systems

 

Career Titles

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Acoustical Engineer
Biomedical Engineer
Communications Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Electrician
Environmental Engineer
Fire Protection Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Physicist
Safety Engineer
Transmissions Engineer
Aeronautical Engineer
Circuit Engineer
Computer Science Engineer
Electrical Engineering Technician

Career Related Websites

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

ElectricalEngineer.com

UNILX

Elementary 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.

Visit the NMSU Education website

 

Areas of Focus

Early Childhood, Elementary, Secondary, Adult, Post-Secondary

 

Career Titles

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Athletic Coach
Elementary School Teacher
Physical Education Instructor
Athletic Director
Preschool Administrator
Day Care Administrator
Guidance Counselor
School Psychologist
Kindergarten Teacher
Social Services Volunteer
Educational Administrator
Librarian
Speech Pathologist
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
Special Education Administrator
Physical Education Teacher

 

Career Related Websites

ABC Teaching Jobs

Teaching English

Teachers-Teachers.com:  free service that allows teachers to market themselves to public and private schools nationwide

ESL Employment

Want to Teach

Education America Network

Project Connect

schoolSTAFF

National Association of Teachers' Agencies:  helping teachers find jobs

MonsterTRAK

Academic Employment Network

Student Affairs Job Search

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National source for K-12 teaching and administrative opportunities

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Teaching Jobs Throughout the U.S.

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Directory information for school districts across the nation listed by state

English Job Maze

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AASSA - South America

Engineering Physics

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Engineering Physics?

Engineering Physics students follow a rigorous course of study in physics and mathematics, combined with an engineering core curriculum in mechanical or electrical and computer engineering.

visit Engineering Physics website

 

Areas of Focus

Micro-electro-mechanical Systems, Nano and Micro-Device Engineering, Mechatronics, Photonics, Biophotonics, Metrology, Nuclear Engineer and Energy Systems

 

Career Titles

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Physicists Staff Engineers
Scientist Technical Director
Scientific Entrepreneurs Physicians
Lawyer Business Administrator

 

Career Related Websites

Engineering Physics

School of Applied & Engineering Physics

Questions about Engineering Physics

American Institute of Physics

Engineering Technology – Civil

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Civil Engineering?

Civil engineering is the study of how mathematical and scientific knowledge, experience, and theory is practically, economically, and efficiently applied in the use of material and natural resources to design and supervise the building of structures and facilities.

Visit the NMSU Civil Engineering website

 

Areas of Focus

General, Structural, Environmental, Geo-technical, Water Resources, Urban Planning, Hydraulic, Construction, Transportation, Highway

 

Career Titles

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Architect
Civil Engineer
Construction Engineer
Geological Engineer
  Geo-technical Engineer
Photogrammetrist
Urban Planner
Architectural Engineer
Civil Engineer Technician
Environmental Engineer

 

Career Related Websites

American Society of Civil Engineers

BNSF Careers

Engineering Technology – Electronics and Computer

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Engineering Technology?

“One has to watch out for engineers - they begin with the sewing machine and end up with the atomic bomb.” - Marcel Pagnol

Engineering Technologists use the principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical problems in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection and maintenance.

Visit NMSU Engineering Department Website

Areas of Focus

Civil, Electronics/Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Chemical, Information/Communication Technology

 

Career Titles

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Aerospace Engineering Technician
Air Conditioning Engineering Technician

Engineering Technician various fields

Career Related Websites

U.S. Department of Labor

Tech Expo

Career Builder.com

EPC Global

PennTechJOBS

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Career Cornerstone

Engineering Technology – Information

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Engineering Technology?

“One has to watch out for engineers - they begin with the sewing machine and end up with the atomic bomb.” - Marcel Pagnol

Engineering Technologists use the principles and theories of science, engineering, and mathematics to solve technical problems in research and development, manufacturing, sales, construction, inspection and maintenance.

Areas of Focus

Civil, Electronics/Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Chemical, Information/Communication Technology

 

Career Titles

Aerospace Engineering Technician
Air Conditioning Engineering Technician
Architectural Engineering Technician
Automotive Engineering Technician
Engineering Technology Graphics Technician
Biomedical Engineering Technologist
Computer Engineering Technician
Construction Engineering Technician
Drafting and Design Engineering Technician
Electrical Engineering Technician
Electromechanical Engineering Technician
Engineering Technician (General)
Environmental Engineering Technician
Industrial Engineering Technician
Instrumentation and Control Systems Engineering Technician
Manufacturing Engineering Technician
Marine Engineering Technician
Mechanical Engineering Technician
Nuclear and Radiological Engineering Technician
Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technician
Telecommunications Engineering Technician

 

Career Related Websites

U.S. Department of Labor

Tech Expo

Career Builder.com

EPC Global

PennTechJOBS

The Institution of Engineering and Technology

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Career Cornerstone

Engineering Technology – Mechanical

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Mechanical Engineering?

Click here to visit NMSU Mechanical Engineering website

Areas of Focus

Research & Development, Design, Facilities Operation & Maintenance, Management & Production

 

Career Titles

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Aerospace Engineer
Automotive Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Heating/Air-Conditioning Engineer
Industrial Engineer
Mechanical Drafter
Mechanical Engineering Technician
Millwright
Systems Engineer
Biomedical Engineer
Consulting Engineer
Engineer
Engineering Technician
Mechanical Engineer
Research Engineer
Systems Analyst
Test Engineer

 

Career Related Websites

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

English

 

What Can I Do With a Major In English?

English is a major branch of the language arts and its main focus is on the written word. However, a broader, more commonly accepted definition would include the study of literature, speech, and writing in all forms.

Visit NMSU English department website

 

Areas of Focus

Writing, Editing, Publishing, Teaching, Advertising, Public Relations, Business Administration and Management, Technical Writing, Library, Research

 

Career Titles

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Technical Writer
Journalist
Copywriter
Editor
Publicist
Radio/Television Broadcaster
Attorney
Librarian
Human Resources Director
Paralegal
Teacher
Professor
Counseling Psychologist
Audiologist
School Administrator
Congressional Researcher
Actor/Actress
Proofreader
creative writer
Speech Writer

 

Career Related Websites

The Write Jobs

Online journal and job site for higher education

MonsterTRAK

TV Jobs: Broadcast Employment Services

Advertising and Media Jobs Page

Occupational Outlook Handbook: Writers and Editors

Environmental Sciences

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Environmental Science?

(Department of Entomology, Plant Pathology, Weed Science)

Visit the  NMSU Environmental Science website

 

Areas of Focus

Fishery & Wildlife Management, Parks & Outdoor Recreation, Air & Water Quality Management, Education & Communications, Hazardous Waste Management, Land & Water Conservation, Solid Waste Management, Climate Change, Coastal Environments and Oceans, Ecotourism, Toxics and the Environment, Biodiversity Loss & Species Extinction, and Forestry, Planning, and Energy.

 

Career Titles

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Alternative Energy Specialist
Climate Change Specialist
Earth Scientist
Conservation Biologist
Environmental Economist
Environmental Educator
Park Ranger
Environmental Engineer
Environmental Health Specialist
Forester
Geographic Information Specialist
Landscape Architect
Land Use Planner
Fund Raiser

 

Career Related Websites

Air and Waste Management Association

American Water Resources Association

Association for Environmental Health and Sciences

National Association of Environmental Professionals

Society for Conservation Biology

National Audubon Society

National Wildlife Federation

Sierra Club

Family and Child Science

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Family and Child Science?

Whether one is teaching first graders how to read or helping families with financial difficulties, human service professionals have a lasting impact on those they serve.

Visit the NMSU Family and Child Science website

 

Areas of Focus

Work in a wide variety of fields such as Nursing, Psychology, Rehabilitative Therapy, Physical Therapy, Social Work, Community Social Services, Counseling

 

Career Titles

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Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor
Mental Health Counselor *
Community Service Outreach Worker
Parent Educator
Marriage and Family Therapist*
Protection and Safety Worker
Social Work Aide
Family and Consumer Science Teacher
*Requires further education

 

Career Related Websites

College of Human Development and Education

Department of Child Development and Family Sciences

Master of Science: Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy Degree

National Organization for Human Services

 

Family and Consumer Science Education

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Family and Consumer Science?

Home economics is concerned with the quality and efficiency of family life and home care.

Visit  the NMSU Family and Consumer Science website

 

Areas of Focus

Education, Agricultural Agencies, 4-H, County Extension

 

Career Titles

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Food Service Manager
Purchasing Agent
Economist
Food Scientist
Market Researcher

 

 

FinanceFood Science and Technology

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Nutrition and Food Sciences?

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." -La Rochefoucauld

Visit the NMSU Food Sciences website

Areas of Focus

Dietetics including Community, Clinical Management and Consultant, Food Science and Technology, Nutrition and Fitness, Pre-health with an Emphasis in Nutrition

 

Career Titles

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Clinical Dietitians
Food Product Sales Representative
Health Club Consultant
Public Sector Health Educator
Food Service Manager
Food Manufacturing
Health Inspector
 Dietitians
 

Career Related Websites

The U.S. Department of Labor

The Institute of Human Nutrition

United States Department of Agriculture

Lucida Staffing Group

Pub Med

 

Foreign Languages

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Foreign Languages?

Foreign language is a branch of the language arts that involves the study of languages other than one’s native tongue.

Visit NMSU Foreign Languages website

 

Areas of Focus

Education, Translating & Interpreting, Government Positions, Business, Industry, and Commerce, Volunteer & Service Occupations, Library & Information Systems, Journalism & Mass Communication, Travel & Tourism

 

 

 

Career Related Websites

American Institute for Foreign Study

Modern Language Association of America

MonsterTRAK

General Agriculture
General Business

 

What Can I Do With a Major In General Business?

Visit the NMSU Business website

Areas of Focus

Accounting, Consulting, Entrepreneurship/Small Business, Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Real Estate, Retail, Sales, Social Entrepreneurship/Corporate Responsibility

 

Career Titles

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Accountant and auditor
Claims Adjuster, Appraiser and Investigator
Arbitrator
Bank Teller
Financial Managers
Bookkeeper
Budget Analyst
Credit Analyst
Loan Officer
Loan Counselor
Treasurer
Benefits Officer
Real Estate Officer
Cost Estimator
  Management Analyst
Actuary
Loss Control Specialist
Underwriter
Investment Adviser
Personal Financial Adviser
Property Management

 

Career Related Websites

Khake

Career Overview

Berkeley Business Careers Page

GeneticsGeography

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Geography?

"Geography tells what is where, why and what of it." - Isaiah Bowman

Visit the NMSU Geography website

 

Areas of Focus

Geographers – analyze distributions of physical and cultural phenomena on a local, regional, continental, and global scales
Economic geographers – study the distribution of resources and economic activities
Political geographers – focus on the relationship of geography to political phenomena
Cultural geographers – study the geography of cultural phenomena
Physical geographers – examine variations in climate, vegetation, soil, and landforms and their implication for human activity
Urban & transportation geographers – study cities and metropolitan areas
Medical geographers – investigate health care delivery systems, epidemiology and the effects of the environment on health
GIS – Geographic Information Systems Technology

 

Career Titles

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Archaeologist
Cartographer and Photogrammetrists
Climatic Change Analysis
Geoscientist
Soil Scientist
Geographer
Museum Education Director
Teacher
Political Scientist
Anthropologist

 

Career Related Websites

GIS Connection

Geo Job Source

MonsterTRAK

Earthworks-jobs.com

Careers in geography

Geo Search Inc.

GISjobs.com

GIS Jobs Clearinghouse

USA jobs

Geography as a Discipline

Resources for Geographers

National Imagery & Mapping Agency (formerly the Defense Mapping Agency)

US Army Corps of Engineers

Association of American Geographers

Geology

What Can I Do With a Major In Geology?

Visit the  NMSU Geology website

 

Areas of Focus

Physical Geology – the study of the earth matter and influencing forces
Historical Geology – the history of the earth
Economic Geology – study minerals and solid fuels
Petroleum Geology – seek oil and natural gas deposits
Marine Geology – study the ocean floors
Engineering Geology – focus on construction sites for dams, roads, tunnels
Mineralogists – classify and analyze minerals and jewels
Volcanologists – study volcanoes
Paleontologists – focus on fossils

 

Career Titles

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Aerial Photographer
Environmental Scientist
Computer Programmer
Geo scientist
Hydrologist
Mining and geological Engineer
Professor
Mining Safety Engineer
Cartographer
Soil Scientist
Technical Writer
Geographic systems information technicians
Materials Scientist
Geodetic Surveyors
Surveyor
Geographer
Hydrologist
  Atmospheric and Space Scientist

Career Related Websites

Global Energy Jobs

Jobs in Geology and Earth Sciences

Geoscience Research Jobs

Oil and Gas Job Search

Geology Jobs

Geoscience jobs

Geoscience job listings

Wetland related jobs

Water Quality positions 

GeoWeb interactive

The National Park Service

Company Job listings

Geo recruiting companies

MonsterTRAK

Jobs in Geosciences

Occupational Outlook Handbook - Geologists & Geophysicists

Outdoor Action Guide to Outdoor/Environmental Careers

Careers in Geology (Money magazine)

Review.com - career planning information

Careers in the Geosciences

The Geological Society of America - includes job listings

Geologist Jobs at Saudi Aramco - Career site features petroleum engineer jobs, driller and drilling engineer jobs, geoscience jobs and other oil and oilfield opportunities. Most positions located in Saudi Arabia.

Government

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Government?

Political Science is the study of government and focuses on its structure and function and the need for human social order.

Visit the NMSU Government website

Areas of Focus

Public Service, Education, Law, Non-Profit Organizations, Government Positions, Research

 

Career Titles

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Legislators
Lawyer
Paralegal
Corrections Officer
Urban Policy Planner
Public Relations Specialist
Event Coordinator/Activity Planner
Editor
Reporter
FBI/CIA Agent
Labor Relations Specialist
Military Officer
Parole/Probation Officer

 

Career Related Websites

American Political Science Association

Careers In Government: Careers In Government is a clearinghouse of information, resources and jobs available in public sector organizations in America and abroad.

SA Jobs - United States Office of Personnel Management

America's Job Bank (Labor Department) - 80% of their postings are from public state employment service agencies.

Federal Jobs - This site allows you to search databases of open US government jobs.

MonsterTRAK

Riley Guide: Employment Resources on the Internet

University of California Santa Barbara: The following web sites offer links to a broad spectrum of Political Science areas of interest

Government and Political Science Resource: very comprehensive site

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Presidency Research Group

Peace Science Society (International)

History

 

What Can I Do With a Major In History?

History is the study of major social, political, cultural, and economic events of the past.

Visit the NMSU History website

Areas of Focus

Non-Classroom Education, Curatorial & Archival Management, Information Specializations, Business Administration & Management, Teaching

 

Career Titles

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Policy Analyst
Paralegal
Museum Technicians
Travel Guides
Public Relations Specialist
Technical Writer
Copywriter
Archivist
Museum Curator/Museum Staff
Librarian
Professor
Researcher Associate
Historian
Anthropologist
Archaeologist
Freelance Writer
Park Ranger
Demographer

 

Career Related Websites

MonsterTRAK

Organization of American Historians

Museum Jobs

Government Jobs

Jobs in Archeology

Museum Job Resources Online

Careers in History

Yahoo! Resources for History

Horticulture

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Horticulture?

The intense cultivation of plants for the benefit of people and the environment

Visit the NMSU Horticulture website

Areas of Focus

There are several major areas of horticulture: Pomology, Fruit Production; Olericulture, Vegetable Production; Floriculture, Flower Production, Nursery Crop Production; Landscaping (designing, construction, and maintenance), Product Marketing, Private & Public Gardening, Education, Research Design, Advertising, and Photography

 

Career Titles

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 Landscape Architecture
Park Naturalist
Soil and Plant Scientist
Florists
Greenhouse and Nursery Manager
 Landscape Contractor
Nursery Worker
 

Career Related Websites

American Horticulture Society

American Horticulture Therapy Association

American Nursery and Landscape Association

American Society of Landscape Architects

Horticulture and Landscape Design Career Guide

Careers in Horticulture

Careers in Horticulture

 

Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management?

Visit the NMSU HRTM website

Areas of Focus

Hotel and Restaurant Management prepares you for supervisory or executive positions in the hospitality and tourism industries, principles of business management, as well as the fundamentals of foodservice and lodging operations.

 

Career Titles

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Hotel General Manager
Conference Manager
Travel/Tourism Consultant
Production Supervisor
Gaming Managers
Catering Manager
Front Office Managers
Food Service Manager
Marketing/ Sales Representative
Executive Housekeepers

 

Career Related Websites

Hotel Careers

Careers in Hotel, Restaurant, Tourism Management

Career Information from NMSU

HRTM

Jobs in HRTM

 

Human Nutrition and Dietetic Science

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Nutrition and Food Sciences?

“To eat is a necessity, but to eat intelligently is an art." -La Rochefoucauld

Visit the NMSU Nutrition and Food Science department website

Areas of Focus

Dietetics including Community, Clinical Management and Consultant, Food Science and Technology, Nutrition and Fitness, Pre-health with an Emphasis in Nutrition

 

Career Titles

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Clinical Dietitians
Public Health Educator
Food Service Manager
Community Health Worker
Advertising Manager
Food Inspector
Dietary Manager
Exercise Physiologists
Registered Nurses

 

Career Related Websites

The U.S. Department of Labor

The Institute of Human Nutrition

United States Department of Agriculture

Lucida Staffing Group

Pub Med

Industrial Engineering

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Industrial Engineering?

Industrial engineers are primarily concerned with the analysis, design, and control of production, service, and distribution systems.

Visit the NMSU Industrial Engineering website

Areas of Focus

Plan the layout of a production facility, oversee numerous systems to improve the production cycle

 

Career Titles

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Industrial Engineering Technologists
Production Manager
Estimator
Production Supervisor
Operations Manager
Electronics Technician
CAD Technician
Scheduler
Sales Engineer
Mechanical Designer
Production Planner

 

Career Related Websites

American Society for Engineering Education

Association of Information Technology Professionals

American Society for Information Science and Technology

Dice- Tech jobs

IEEE

Electronic Industries Alliance

Engineer-Cad.com

Engineering Job Search.com

Environmental Careers Organization

Information Technology Association of America

Women in Tech

Information and Communication Technology

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Information & Communication Technology?

NMSU Distance Education Only Program

Visit the NMSU Information and Communication Technology website

Areas of Focus

Design, Implement, and Manage a Variety of Information Systems, Computer Hardware, Application and Operating Systems Software, System Integration, Database Design and Management, Networking, and Network Security

 

Career Titles

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Information Technology Project Manager
Network and Computer Systems Administrator
Database Administrator
Computer Support Specialist
Software developer
Information Security Analysts
Computer Programer
Computer user Support Specialist
Computer Network support specialist
Systems Analyst
Systems Engineer
Network Systems Analyst

 

Career Related Websites

Career Builder

Learn 4 Good

Computer Support Technicians Jobs

 

Information Systems

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Information Systems?

Visit the NMSU Information Systems website

Areas of Focus

Administrative and Technical Positions in the fields of analysis and design of computerized information systems in information system service organizations, public accounting/consulting firms, manufacturing and merchandising business, banks, financial institutions

 

Career Titles

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Computer user support specialist
  Computer programer
Operations Manager
Strategic Analyst
Marketing Consultant
Computer and information systems manager
Systems Analyst
Telecommunications Engineering Specialist
Graphic Artist
Training Specialist
Technical Writer
  Computer Systems Programmer
Computer and information research scientist
Information Security Analyst
Network and computer systems administrators
Database administrators
Applications Developer
Statistician
Computer System Engineer
Software Developer
 

Career Related Websites

Career Builder

Learn 4 Good

Computer Support Technicians Jobs

Just Tech Jobs - searchable by skill

Internet jobs

Jobs for programmers

Developers.Net - Great jobs & career information for developers

High Tech Jobs Online

Computerwork.com

Society for Technical Communication

CMP Technology Network Job Postings

MonsterTRAK

RTP Preferred Jobs

Vocational Information Center

Occupational Outlook Handbook (system analysts, computer scientists, database administrators)

Occupational Outlook Handbook (computer programmers)

Careers in Science & Engineering – A Student Planning Guide to Grad School and Beyond

International Business

 

What Can I Do With a Major In International Business?

"Today's successful business executives think globally.  Marketing, manufacturing and finance managers must be well educated in international business, bolstered by a fluency in a second language, to compete in both domestic and international environments."  ~Mr. Harvey Falk, Vice Chairman and President, Liz Claiborne, Inc.

Visit the NMSU International Business website

Areas of Focus

Management, Accounting, Finance, Economics, Marketing

 

Career Titles

*visit O'Net Online to find out more about careers

International Media Planner
International Restaurant Manager
International Bank Manager
International Stock Broker
International Job Analyst
International Consultant
International Purchasing Agent
International Travel Agent
International Real Estate Agent/Broker
International Financial Analyst
International Quality Control Auditor
International Commodities Trader
International Bookkeeper
International Economist
International Finance Writer
International CEO
International Appraiser
International Loan Officer
International Sales Analyst
Foreign Exchange Trader
International Account Representative
International Advertising Executive
International Marketing Specialist
International Financial Planner
International Buyer
International Product Manager

 

Career Related Websites

Monster.com – international

TobJobs (UK) 

Escape Artist: overseas jobs index

CDS International (Internships in Germany and Switzerland)

Jobweb

International Job Resources

InterSol: International Business Links

Overseas.com: the leading source for information about international jobs

The WWW Virtual Library: International Affairs Resources

 

Journalism and Mass CommunicationKinesiology

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Kinesiology?

"Kinesiology is the scientific study of the anatomy, physiology, and mechanics of body movement, especially in humans."

Visit the NMSU Kinesiology department website

Areas of Focus

Cares for athletic injuries using physical therapy equipment, techniques, and medication
Administers emergency first aid
Develops training programs and routines
Massages body parts to relieve soreness, strains, and bruises
Wraps ankles, wrists, and other body parts
Recommends special diets
Conducts therapeutic, recreational, or athletic activities
Evaluates individuals' abilities, needs, and physical condition
Plans routines
Teaches individual/team through instruction and demonstration
Promotes Health clubs
Organizes and conducts competitions and tournaments

 

Career Titles

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Athletic Trainer
Coaches and Scouts
Fitness and Wellness Coordinators
Fitness instructor
Physical Education Instructor
Recreational Therapist
Sports Agent
Nutritionist
Sport Massage Therapist
Sports Officiator
Sportscaster
Special Events Organizer

Related Skills

Research Skills
Experimental design
Statistical testing
Informed in technology
Understanding of scientific research
Reading and comprehension strategies
Search, explore, and investigate information
Good social and communication skills
Manage difficult situations
Organized
Manage time
Strong desire to help people

 

Career Related Websites

New Mexico State University

Catalog of Studies

Kinesiology Clinic

Department of Kinesiology in Kansas State

ManagementMarketing

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Marketing?

Marketing and distribution is a major field in the area of business which involves the study of consumer needs and desires for products and services, consumers’ willingness and ability to pay for these needs/desires, and the geographical vicinity in which they reside.

Visit the NMSU Marketing website

Areas of Focus

Marketing Research, Product Management, Advertising, Sales Promotion, Public Relations, Retail, International, Product Development, Education

 

Career Titles

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Account Representative
Customer Service Representatives
Art Director
Brand Manager
Distribution Manager
Buyer
District Sales Manager
Market Research Interviewer
Claims Adjuster/Examiner
Financial Planner
Fund-raiser
Consultant
Merchandising Manager
Copywriter
Credit Manager
Insurance Agent
Product Manager
Sales Agent
Sales Manager
Urban/Regional Planner
Public Relations Manager
Research Analyst
Telemarketing Sales Representative

Career Related Websites

MonsterTRAK

Marketing Jobs

Marketing & Sales Jobs Page

Careers in Marketing

Economists and Marketing Research Analysts (Occupational Outlook Handbook)

So You're Thinking about a Marketing Career

American Marketing Association

The Ad Council

 

Mathematics

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Mathematics?

The science of mathematics has been one of the primary sources of what truths man has discovered.

Visit the NMSU Mathematics department website

Areas of Focus

Theoretical, Applied, Research, Education

 

Career Titles

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Accountant
Contract Administrator
Actuary
Cost Estimator
Aerospace Engineer
Cryptographer/Cryptologist
Air Traffic Controller
Data Processing Manager
Market Research Analyst
Mathematician
Astronomer
Meteorologist
Economist
Biostatistician
EDP Auditor
Commodity Manager
Compensation/Benefits
Engineer
Research Analyst
Engineering Lab Technician
Physicist
Production Manager
Support Specialist
Financial Auditor
Computer Programmer
Quality Assurance Analyst
Hydrologist
Cartographer
Software Engineer
Research Analyst
Statistician
Technical Writer
Transportation Planner
Systems Engineer
 

Career Related Websites

Great jobs & Career Information - Over 30,000 jobs in a searchable database on this site

American Mathematical Society - undergraduate resources

Math Jobs

Jobs for Mathematics

MonsterTRAK

Cool Math: Careers in Math

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Math Archives

Mathematics of Cartography

PLUS Magazine (math journal) - great descriptions of job options

American Mathematical Society

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

American Statistical Association

Mathematical Association of America

Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics

Society of Actuaries

US Census Bureau

Computing Research Association

 

Mechanical Engineering

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Mechanical Engineering?

Visit the NMSU Mechanical Engineering Department

Areas of Focus

Research & Development, Design, Facilities Operation & Maintenance, Management & Production

 

Career Titles

Click on a title to learn more

Aerospace Engineer
Automotive Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Mechanical Engineering Technologist
Mechanical Drafter
Mechanical Engineering Technician
Mechtronics Engineer
Plastics Engineer
Safety Engineer
Materials Handling Engineer
Systems Analyst
 

Career Related Websites

American Society of Mechanical Engineers

Microbiology

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Microbiology?

“The process of scientific discovery is, in effect, a continual flight from wonder.” Albert Einstein

Visit the NMSU Microbiology department website

Areas of Focus

Environmental, Food, Agricultural or Industrial Microbiology, Virology, Immunology, Bioinformatics, Biotechnology

 

Career Titles

Click on a title to learn more

Biological Technicians
Biologists
Bioinformatics Scientists
Biochemists
Botanists
Microbiologists
Biophysicists
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
Agricultural and Food Microbiologists
Clinical Laboratory Technologists
Clinical Laboratory Technicians

 

Career Related Websites

Microbiology

The Microbiology Network

Society of Microbiology Careers

UniXl

Society for General Microbiology

American Society for Microbiology

MusicMusic Education

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Music and Music Education?

"After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music."   Aldous Huxley

Visit the NMSU Music and Music Education department website

Areas of Focus

Vocal, Instrumental, Conducting, Education

 

Career Titles

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Music Teacher

Music therapist

Music Directors

Music Composer

Voice Coach

Sound engineering Technician

Musician

Singer

 

Career Related Websites

ClassicWeb Music Jobs

MonsterTRAK

Entertainment Careers.net

K-12 Resources for Music Educators

Musicians (Occupational Outlook Handbook)

Acoustical Society of America

American Music Therapy Association

Musicologists' WWW Sites

Music Library Association

Music Educators National Association

Audio Engineering Society

 

Nursing

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Nursing?

Nursing is the study of the direct personal care, support, and condition monitoring of those who are sick, injured, handicapped, or elderly.

Visit the NMSU School of  Nursing website

Areas of Focus

Ambulatory Care, Critical Care, Emergency, Trauma, Holistic, Home Health Care, Hospice, Infusion, Long-Term Care, Medical-Surgical, Occupational Health, Perioperative, Psychiatric, Rehabilitation, Transplant, Oncology, Gynecology, Respiratory, Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Practitioners

 

Career Titles

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Acute Care

Registered Nurse
Psychiatric Nurse
Community/Mental Health
Informatics Nurse Specialist
Nursing Assistants
Nurse Midwife
Critical Care
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Licensed Vocational Nurse
Anesthesia
Hospital Administrator
Medical-Surgical
Nurse Practitioner
Public Health
Surgical assistant/technologist

 

Career Related Websites

Healthcare Employment Links

NationJob- Medical/Healthcare Job Openings

Career Builder

MonsterTRAK

Healthcare Match

NursingNet - online mentoring about careers and career issues

Registered Nurse (career description from Occupational Outlook Handbook)

Nurse (career information from the Princeton Review)

Nurseweek

National League for Nursing

National Student Nurses Association

Academy of Medical Surgical Nurses

American Association of Nurse Anesthetists

American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses

Emergency Nurses Association

Nursing Jobs

 

PhilosophyPhysics

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Physics?

"No amount of experimentation can ever prove me right; a single experiment can prove me wrong."  Albert Einstein

Visit the NMSU Physics department website

Areas of Focus

Research & Development, Elementary Particle, Nuclear, Atomic & Molecular, Physics of Condensed Matter, Optics, Acoustics, Space Physics, Plasma Physics, Physics of Fluids

 

Career Titles

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Computer Engineer
Research Scientist
Computer Programmer
Electrical Engineer
Mathematical Technician
Particle Physicist
Geophysicist
Professor
Planetary Scientist
Biophysicist
Nuclear Technician
Physicist
 

Career Related Websites

Physics and Astronomy Online

American Institute of Physics Career Services

American Physical Society Careers

Physics Jobs On-Line

Association of Science – Technology Centers

Jobs in Physics, Astronomy & other fields

Jobs in Optics

Physics Careers

 

Psychology

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Psychology?

Psychology is the study of human and animal behavior. It seeks to understand and explain both normal and abnormal behavior, mental ability, perception, development, and differences in individuals.

Visit the NMSU psychology department website

Areas of Focus

Industrial and Organizational psychology- job advisor, measurement psychologist, study job morale, developmental psychology, psychology of personality, social psychology, educational psychology

Counseling Psychology- vocational rehabilitation, employment bureaus/social agencies, rehabilitation centers, public/private hospitals

Clinical and Abnormal psychology- development of principles, methods, techniques, manifestations, and personality defects

Community psychology- how we function at home, school, and our communities

Developmental psychology- human development from birth to death and explanations of personal differences and similarities

Educational psychology- how people learn as applied to schools, industry, and technology

Environmental psychology- how we see different spaces to be more comfortable in our environments and personal space

Experimental psychology- research, animal work, how we speak and understand

Neuropsychology/Psychobiology- relations between physical systems and behavior. Lab and medical settings, research, testing

Psychometrics and Quantitative psychology- math, data analysis, psychological testing, assessment

Rehabilitation psychology- effects of birth trauma, stroke, and handicaps. Try to overcome situational and psychological obstacles

School psychology- deal with emotional, psychological, and intellectual development of young people as in an educational system, guidance counselor, deliver workshops

Family psychology- importance of family as a formative structure in our lives for the prevention and treatment of marital and family problems through research and application

Health psychology- concerned with psychology of health maintenance

Social psychology- interested in how our attitudes and opinions are formed and changed
Psychology of Aging- understanding the impact of aging and helps cope with growing old.

Psychology and Law, and Forensic psychology- bridges the gap between psychology and law enforcement.

Psychology and Gender- development of gender identity, impact of socialization on self-identity, issues of abuse, hormonal influences

 

Career Titles

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Caseworker
Day Care Center Director
Employment Counselor
Youth Counselor
Child Development Specialist
Health-Service Administrator
Rehabilitation Worker
Clinical Psychologist*
Mental Health Coordinator
Psychiatric Nurse
Psychiatrist*
Probation/Parole Officer
Psychiatric Social Worker*
Corrections Officer
Job analyst
Marketing Manager
Training Specialist
Human Resource Manager
School Psychologist*
Professor*

*requires further education

Career Related Websites

School Psychology Job Center

Psych Job Listings in Geocities

Psych Ed job Connect

Social Service.com

Jobscience.com

Federal Jobs

Jobs with the US Department of Health & Human Services

Jobs with the US Department of Housing & Urban Development

The Corporation for National & Community Service

American Psychological Association

National Association of School Psychologists

 

Rangeland ResourcesSocial WorkSociology

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Sociology?

“Sociology is the examination of two areas: the social relationships or interactions of people in groups and the role expectations or common beliefs and values people are likely to have about themselves and others within what they regard as their group.” Great Jobs for Sociology Majors

Visit the NMSU Sociology department website

Areas of Focus

Classical and Contemporary theory

Statistics and computer-based social data analysis-research offices, public opinion polling agencies, marketing firms

Organizational theory and bureaucracy – improving productivity and quality, dealing with downsizing and management corporate reorganization

World systems theory, social inequality, law and society, social changes theory – provide insight into other societies that will be invaluable to the corporate world with the global economy increasing

Minority group and race relations- useful in any line of work especially human resource fields

Urban sociology, community sociology and sociology of education- use in urban planning agencies or youth –related agencies

Sociology of women/gender roles – provide insight in agencies that serve women or focus on women’s policy and research such as shelters, rape crisis centers, government agencies, and think tanks

Criminology, sociology of law, criminal justice, penology and corrections- probation parole, juvenile delinquency, gangs, statistics, and policing

Social psychology and sociology of mental health, human motivation and attitudes – sales, marketing, advertising, counseling, community organizing, social structure, and social service agency work

Sociology of aging, gerontology, social policy of aging, sociology of health, medical sociology – direct delivery of service to seniors, insurance companies, or policy, legislative, research, and government organizations that focus on aging

 

Career Titles

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Health Educator
Case Worker
Community Services Specialist
Hospital Administrator
Labor Relations Specialist
Program Director
Public Administrator
Public Relations Manager
Research Assistant
Corrections Officer
Social Worker
Substance Abuse Counselor
Youth Specialist
Arbitrator
Benefits Administrator
Affirmative Action Coordinator
Compensation Manager
Human Resources Manager
Labor Relations Specialist
Parole/Probation Officer
Human Rights Worker
Grant Writer

 

Career Related Websites

Social Service.Com

Human Resources jobs (form the Society of Human Resource Management)

HR jobs at Monster

Non-Profit Career Network

USAJobs

Jobs with the US Department of Health & Human Services

US Park Police

Opportunities with The United Nations and Other International Organizations

FBI

Jobs with the US Department & Housing Development

The Corporation for National & Community Service (includes America)

United States Secret Service

American Sociological Association Employment Links

MonsterTRAK

Careers in Sociology

Occupational Outlook Handbook

Soil Science

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Soil Science?

“Essentially, all life depends upon the soil ... There can be no life without soil and no soil without life; they have evolved together.” Charles E. Kellogg

Visit the NMSU Soil Science department website

Areas of Focus

Physical, Chemical, and Biological characteristics and behavior of soils, and their management for both agricultural and nonagricultural uses

 

Career Titles

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Environmental Landscaper
Soil Conservationist
Plant Genetics Engineer
Greenhouse Manager
Plant Breeder
Cooperative Extension Service Agent
Parks & Recreation Manager
Vegetable Grower
Agricultural Product Sales Representative
Grounds Maintenance Manager
Environmental Consultant
Landscape Designer
 

Career Related Websites

Career.com

Careers in Soil Science

 

Special Education

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Special Education?

Special education teachers work with students—from toddlers to those in their early 20s—who have a variety of disabilities. Most special education teachers are found at the elementary, middle, and secondary school level. Special education teachers design and modify instruction to meet a student's special needs. Teachers also work with students who have other special instructional needs, including those who are gifted and talented.

Visit the NMSU Special Education department website

Career Titles

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Special Education Teacher - Schools

Physical Therapist*
Recreational Therapist*
Creative Arts Therapist*
Occupational Therapist*
School Principal*
Day-Care Center Owner/Operator
School Psychologist*

Teacher - Adult Education
Tutor
Speech Pathologist*
Teacher of English as a Second Language

*Requires further education

 

Career Related Websites

jobNET Special Education Job Link

Council for Exceptional Children Career Connections

Jobs in Education

Nation Job Network: Education Jobs Page

Academic Employment Network

K-12 Jobs.com

The Teacher's Employment Network

Teachers At Work

Teachers-Teachers.com (excellent nationwide database) 

Teaching Jobs Overseas

Want To Teach

MonsterTRAK

Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Council for Exceptional Children

The New York Institute For Special Education

Speech Communication Association - Undergraduate Student Organizations

Surveying Engineering

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Surveying Engineering?

Surveying Engineering involves the application of knowledge to the analysis, design, and execution of surveying and mapping projects and the design of land mapping and information systems.

Visit the NMSU Surveying Engineering department website

Areas of Focus

Land, Airspace & Water Boundaries, Geodetic, Geophysical Prospecting, Marine or Hydrographic Surveying, Analysis & Design, Mapping

 

Career Titles

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Global Positioning System Specialists
Surveying Technicians
  Hydro graphic Surveyors
Geodetic Surveyors
Geophysical Prospecting Surveyors
Mapping Technicians

 

Career Related Websites

New Mexico Professional Surveyors

New Mexico Board of Licensure

Arizona Professional Land Surveyors

Arizona Board of Technical Registration

Texas State of Professional Surveyors

Western Federation of Professional Surveyors

American Congress on Surveying and Mapping

ASPRS

FIG

Bureau of Land Management

National Geodetic Survey

Theatre ArtsTurfgrass Science and Management

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Turfgrass Science and Management?

Turf-grass Science and Management combines the study of grasses, soils, water, and pests. Turf-grass managers are involved with the production and maintenance of grasses for recreational, aesthetic and environmental uses.

Visit the NMSU Turfgrass Science department website

Areas of Focus

Golf Course & Turf Management, Athletic Fields, Parks, and other Recreational Areas

 

Career Titles

 

Golf Course Superintendent
Sports Turf and Commercial Grounds Manager
Landscape Manager
Park Supervisor
Lawn Service Provider
Irrigation and Product Suppliers
Golf Course Designer
Coordinator of Athletic Fields/Facilities
Manger of Recreational Parks, Lakes, and General Recreational Areas
Teaching Professional
Parks Director
Recreation Director
Resort Manager

 

Career Related Websites

Sports Management

American Society of landscape Architects

Council of Landscape Architectural Registration Boards

Professional Landcare Network

University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture

University of Tennessee Department of Plant Sciences

Wildlife Science

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Wildlife Sciences?

Visit the NMSU Wildlife Sciences department website

Areas of Focus

Fisheries Science, Fisheries Biology, Ichthyology, Freshwater Algae, Wildlife Populations, Mammalogy, Ornithology, Animal Behavior, Community Ecology

 

Career Titles

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Fisheries Research and Management
Wildlife Research and Management
Fisheries and Wildlife Consultant
Environmental Impact Assessment
Refuge Manager
Conservation Officer
Soil Conservationist
Water Quality Specialist
Park Ranger
Animal Behaviorist

 

Career Related Websites

Environmental Organization

EnviroOne

USAJobs

USGS

 

Women's Studies

 

What Can I Do With a Major In Women Studies?

Visit the NMSU Women Studies department website

Areas of Focus

Gender, Diversity, Multiculturalism, Leadership, Advocacy, Community Issues/Social Issues

 

Career Titles

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Manager
Personnel Director
Attorney*
Account Executive*
Publications Coordinator
Market Researcher
Television Programming Director
Public Interest Group Director
Lobbyist
Politician
Health Science Administrator
Grants Coordinator
Psychotherapist*
Crisis Center Director
Counselor* (e.g. substance abuse, battered women)
Social Worker
University Academic Administrator
* Further Education is required

Career Related Websites

The National Women's History Project

Global Women's Issues Created by IGC

Rutgers Career Services for Women Studies