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What Can I Do With A Major In The Classics?

EDUCATION

Teaching
Research
Administration

 

EMPLOYERS

Universities and colleges
Elementary and secondary schools, public and private

 

STRATEGIES

Ph.D. required for college/university teaching. Earn graduate degree in college student affairs or library/information science for other university positions. Learn certification process for teaching K-12. Acquire certification in additional subject area(s) for increased job possibilities. Maintain a high g.p.a. and develop strong recommendations from faculty.

 

THE ARTS

Administration/Management
Archival Work
Education
Research
Translation

 

EMPLOYERS

Museums: Public, private, university
Art galleries
Art councils
Historical societies and sites
Archives
Libraries
Public research agencies
Private foundations

 

STRATEGIES

Develop excellent writing and verbal skills. Acquire computer skills. Volunteer or intern in an art or historical museum. Earn a graduate degree in museum studies, art history library/information science or other related field.


GOVERNMENT

Administration
Research
Policy Analysis
Program Management
Translation
Foreign Language Teaching
Library/Information Specialist

 

EMPLOYERS

State and local government
Federal government including: State Department, Civil Rights Commission, Education Department, EPA, Federal Trade Commission, Government Printing Office, Health and Human Services, Labor Department, Library of Congress
National Labor Relations Board

 

STRATEGIES

Learn federal, state and local job application process. Take additional courses in area of interest. Acquire certification/licensure if needed. Get experience through government internship programs. Earn a master's degree in a relevant field for high-level positions.

 

MEDICAL

 

EMPLOYERS

Private practice
Hospitals
Various government/private agencies

 

STRATEGIES

Take applicable prerequisites for medical school and maintain an excellent g.p.a.
Volunteer or work in a hospital or medical facility.

 

SOCIAL SERVICES

Administration
Research
Writing/Editing

 

EMPLOYERS

Federal, state and local government
Nonprofit organizations

 

STRATEGIES

Learn federal, state and local job application process. Volunteer or intern with social service organizations.

 

COMMUNICATIONS

Technical Writing
Editing
Copywriting
Journalism
Research
Translation

 

EMPLOYERS

Publishers
Magazines
Newspapers
TV stations
Film companies

 

STRATEGIES

Develop excellent writing and research skills.
Take courses in applicable areas: technical writing, journalism, marketing research, etc.
Gain related work experience.
Develop portfolio for some areas.

 

BUSINESS/INDUSTRY

Advertising
Customer Service
Human Resources
Management
Market Research
Sales

 

EMPLOYERS

Business corporations in various industries such as: Banking, retailing, insurance, financial services, etc.

 

STRATEGIES

Develop excellent writing skills. Take courses in area of interest. Minor in business. Obtain related experience through internships, summer and part-time jobs.

 

LAW


EMPLOYERS

Law firms
Corporate law departments

 

STRATEGIES

Obtain Juris Doctor. Find a part-time job in a law firm. Maintain a high G.P.A.
Participate in mock trial or debate teams.

 

GENERAL INFORMATION
Study in the Classics develops verbal and analytical skills useful in managerial and executive positions.

 

Serves as good preparation for graduate study in law and other highly analytical types of work such as anthropology, history, or English; solid preparation for research or practice in religion.

 

Undergraduate degree sufficient for positions in secondary school teaching, business, and finance. Additional training in the sciences or arts will expand job horizons.

 

Graduate level studies lead to positions as college teachers, lawyers, or medical doctors.

 

Concentration within the program can be: Latin and Greek, classical literature, classical archaeology, or classical civilization.

 

Develop excellent writing and research skills.

 

Obtain experience through internships, summer or part-time work, or volunteer positions.


Prepared by the Career Planning staff of Career Services at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. (2005) UTK is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA Employer