Careers in Asian Studies

Asian Studies Career Possibilities:

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A major or minor in Asian Studies provides graduates with an expansive knowledge base that is applicable to a number of different fields and possibilities. Whether you want to do postgraduate work in Asian Studies or in law, economics, business, history, etc. or jump immediately into the job market, a major or minor in Asian Studies will grant you a plethora of different opportunities both in America and abroad.

These days the world is becoming more interdependent, international and intercultural, as a result employers are looking for candidates with international experience and/or an international outlook, specifically those with Asian familiarity.

According to payscale.com, the average Asian Studies graduate makes between $40,452 and $79,354 with a job satisfaction of 5 out 5. The list below is not exhaustive but some common Asian Studies graduate jobs include:

Government

Diplomacy, CIA, FBI, US Embassy Personnel, Security, Customs Inspector, Immigration Agent, United Nations job, Congressional Aide, Diplomat

Nonprofit Organizations

Cultural exchange, Peace Corps Volunteer, NGO (human rights, environmental issues), Refugee Affairs, Cross Cultural Educator, Pacific Asian Affairs Council, Asian Pacific American Organizations

Translator/Interpreter

Government, UN, Schools and Universities, Military, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Business, Retail, Newspaper, Radio, Television, Bilingual Editor

Business

Management, Sales, Logistics, Marketing, Market Research Analyst, Importer/Exporter, International Trade Specialist, Finance, Communications, International Conference Planner, International Management, Trade Associations, Negotiators, Bank Administrator

Education

ESL Teacher (America and abroad), Instructor of Foreign Language, University Professor, Foreign Student Advisor, Study Abroad Advisor, Asian Institute Specialist

Law

Lawyer, Legal Aide, Legal Assistant, Legal Investigator, Paralegal, Patent Attorney, Court Translator

Travel Industry

Travel Agent, Management, Historic Site Guide, Flight Attendant

Media

Foreign Correspondent (TV, newspaper, magazine, Internet), Journalist

Anthropology

Archivist, Social and Cultural Researcher, Site Administrator, Environmental, Archaeology

For a more comprehensive list or for more details please contact the Liu Institute. We will be happy to mentor you.