Careers in Asian Studies
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:
Diplomacy, CIA, FBI, US Embassy Personnel, Security, Customs Inspector, Immigration Agent, United Nations job, Congressional Aide, Diplomat
Cultural exchange, Peace Corps Volunteer, NGO (human rights, environmental issues), Refugee Affairs, Cross Cultural Educator, Pacific Asian Affairs Council, Asian Pacific American Organizations
Government, UN, Schools and Universities, Military, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Business, Retail, Newspaper, Radio, Television, Bilingual Editor
Management, Sales, Logistics, Marketing, Market Research Analyst, Importer/Exporter, International Trade Specialist, Finance, Communications, International Conference Planner, International Management, Trade Associations, Negotiators, Bank Administrator
ESL Teacher (America and abroad), Instructor of Foreign Language, University Professor, Foreign Student Advisor, Study Abroad Advisor, Asian Institute Specialist
Lawyer, Legal Aide, Legal Assistant, Legal Investigator, Paralegal, Patent Attorney, Court Translator
Travel Agent, Management, Historic Site Guide, Flight Attendant
Foreign Correspondent (TV, newspaper, magazine, Internet), Journalist
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.