A Career in the Humanities

Students who are interested in the humanities acquire a broad knowledge of the arts, history, literature and philosophy, and skills in communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, religion and writing.  These skills are readily transferable to a wide variety of careers in business, education, law, medicine, museums, religion and social work. An advanced degree is required for professional and teaching careers.

Some potential career choices are:

  • Archivist
  • Cleric
  • Copywriter
  • Curator
  • Doctor
  • Journalist
  • Lawyer
  • Missionary
  • Social Worker
  • Teacher

On the Web

These websites provide additional information on careers for individuals who are interested in pursuing a degree in the humanities:

National Endowment for the Humanities
Connecticut Department of Labor, Labor Market Information
United States, Burea of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook