40 Liberal Studies Major Jobs for University Graduates

Liberal Studies major jobs that pay very well today include Economist, Statistician, Educator, Human Resources Manager, Research Analyst, Writer and Marketing Manager. In fact, the career possibilities that are waiting for a graduate with a Liberal Studies degree are almost endless.

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Are you searching for a reason to pursue a university degree program in Liberal Studies or Liberal Arts? Do you want to know the government jobs you can possibly get for a degree in Liberal Studies?

Maybe you’re asking ‘What exactly can I do with a BA or MA in Liberal Studies’? Well, I’m here to give you the answers you need. I’ve been digging out some reliable information about ready-to-start well-paying jobs for a Liberal Studies major.

In this post, therefore, I will showcase the career possibilities open to a Liberal Studies major. The Liberal Studies major jobs I’m about to show you are what has been identified by career-focused websites like Indeed.com and globally recognised universities such as Maryville University, California State University and the University of Wisconsin.

Without wasting much time, let’s find out the job opportunities that await graduates with a Liberal Studies degree.

University of Wisconsin Whitewater

According to the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, career opportunities abound in various fields for Liberal Studies majors and minors.

The list below is just a selection of twenty out of a large number of career prospects open to Liberal Arts degree holders.

Real Estate Agent

Public Relations Specialist

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Hospitality Coordinator




Arts Council Director

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College Recruiter

Corporate Communication Specialist


Speech Writer

Loan Officer

FBI Agent

Flight Attendant

Website Technician

Political Campaign Coordinator

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Here is a list of 15 well-paying jobs for Liberal Studies majors featured on Indeed.com. In the US for example, these jobs attract salaries ranging from USD 13 per hour to over USD 90k per year.

Management Analyst

Academic Adviser

Grant Writer

Project Manager

Law Maker/Legislator


Urban Planner

Youth Counsellor





Web Developer

Policy Analyst

Curriculum Manager


Another website that has identified the numerous job opportunities for Liberal Studies majors and minors alike is Coursera.

Remember Coursera is an online learning platform where you can study for a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies.

Here is my selection of just five of the career prospects for Liberal Arts graduates showcased by Coursera.

Annual salaries for jobs in these fields range from $30k to $90k in the US.


Event Planner

Substance Abuse Counsellor

Social Media Manager

Graphic Designer

Final Thoughts

Now you have the information you need to satisfy yourself that you can get a well-paying job after graduation with a BA or MA in Liberal Arts. Do some of these employment opportunities align with your career goals? If yes this may be the motivation you need to enrol in a Liberal Studies degree program or to study harder. That is if you are already a student of Liberal Studies.

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Ralph Nyadzi is the Director of Studies at Cegast Academy. He is a qualified English tutor with decades of experience behind him. Since 2001, he has successfully coached thousands of High School General Arts WASSCE candidates in English, Literature and related subjects. He combines his expertise with a passion for lifelong learning to guide learners from varying backgrounds to achieve their educational goals. Ralph shares lessons from his blogging journey on BloggingtotheMax. He lives with River, his pet cat, in the Central Region of Ghana.

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