Careers for American Studies Majors and Audio Technology/Production Majors

 

This week’s CAS Careers post provides career planning resources for American Studies majors and Audio Technology majors. After the break, you’ll find some brief information on what you can do with your major after graduation, along with statistics on salary ranges and links to other helpful resources.

Careers in American Studies

American Studies majors possess the unique ability to analyze and discuss society through a wide range of lenses, including religion, ethnicity, gender, and class. Your degree also provides you with the ability to think critically about and explore creative solutions to important issues. Other skills you offer to prospective employers include:

  • An understanding of a broad range of social issues and the stakeholders involved in each
  • Strong writing skills and experience in adapting content for different audiences
  • Experience at facilitating conversations and presenting in front of small and large groups
  • A solid grasp on relevant historical and sociological issues

 

Here is a brief list of some popular careers in American Studies, along with their national median salary*:

Public Relations Specialist

$49,000

Museum Research Assistant

$48,000

Activity Specialist

$28,000

Community Outreach Specialist

$51,400

*Data collected from payscale.com and salary.com

 

Visit our Career Resource Library and check out some of our books on careers in American Studies:

 

Here are a few websites with information on careers in American Studies:

 

For a full list of relevant websites, other career options, and books in our Career Resource Library related to American Studies, visit this site.

 

If you’re an American Studies major, and would like some more personalized information on your career options, schedule an appointment with one of our CAS Career Advisors: Anna Litman or Marie Spaulding. Also, feel free to stop by our CAS drop-in hours, which are held every Tuesday from 1:30-2:30 next to the entrance to TDR.

 

 

Careers in Audio Technology

Your degree in Audio Technology or Audio Production can enable you to work in a variety of fields, including education, news production, music, event production, and radio, television, and film. Some of the professional skills you can offer to potential employers include:

  • An aptitude for utilizing new types of media, editing software, and music/audio industry hardware
  • Experience at designing products to meet the needs and tastes of diverse clientele
  • Knowledge of important concepts and skills in physics and computer science (Audio Production)
  • The ability to record and provide audio support at live events
  • Experience managing studios and digital audio workstations

 

Here is a brief list of some popular careers Audio Technology majors have found success in, along with their national median salary*:

Sound Technician

$41,000

Radio Operator

$37,900

Audio Equipment Design

$36,000

Audio Forensic Analyst

$51,500

Music Recording Engineer

$53,900

*Data collected from payscale.com and salary.com

 

Visit our Career Resource Library and check out some of our books on careers in Audio Technology:

 

Here are a few websites with information on careers in Audio Technology:

 

For a full list of relevant websites, other career options, and books in our Career Resource Library related to Audio Technology, visit this site.

 

 

If you’re an Audio Technology major, and would like some more personalized information on your career options, schedule an appointment with one of our CAS Career Advisors: Anna Litman or Marie Spaulding. Also, feel free to stop by our CAS drop-in hours, which are held every Tuesday from 1:30-2:30 next to the entrance to TDR.

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