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Humanities Major / What can you do with it ?

What may be surprising is the number of jobs available to humanities majors that are not typically associated with the field. In a recent survey of business and nonprofit leaders, the Association of American Colleges and Universities reveals that 93 percent of employers believe “a candidate’s demonstrated capacity to think critically, communicate clearly and solve complex problems is more important than [a candidate’s] undergraduate major.”

In fact, a long list of incredibly successful businessmen and women began their careers as liberal arts majors. Mitt Romney; Peter Theil, co-founder and CEO of PayPal; Ken Chenault, CEO of American Express; former Disney CEO Michael Eisner; CNN Founder Ted Turner; former Xerox CEO Anne Mulcahy; and FDIC Chair Sheila Bair are just a few of the notable names that hold degrees in the humanities.

The research, analytical and interpersonal skills gained in a humanities program can lead to a host of careers outside the field. Surprisingly, among those accepted into medical schools in 2010, 51 percent were humanities majors. That same year, nearly half of those in Stanford’s business school entered with an undergraduate degree in the humanities. And Forbes.com reports that a study by a Chicago State University professor found that the top 10 majors with the highest law school acceptance rates included philosophy, anthropology history and English.

According to the NACE, humanities majors can choose from a wide range of career paths, depending on their specific concentration.

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via What Can You Do With A Humanities Major? More Than You Think – Careers Articles.

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