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LEGAL ASSISTANT STUDIES

Legal assistants work alongside and assist attorneys and judges in their professional duties. In general, the legal assistant can do everything an attorney can do except give legal advice and represent clients in court.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Advocating: Equal Opportunity Representative, Health Advocate, Housing/Tenant Law Specialist, Legal Advocate, Welfare Advocate.

Analyzing and Examining: Care Manager Coordinator, Compliance Inspector, Consumer Claims Adjuster, Contract Representative, Criminal Investigator, Customs Patrol Officer, Insurance Examiner, Internal Revenue Officer, Retirement Claims Examiner.

Assisting Attorneys: Computer Litigation Support Specialist, Legal Clerk, Legal Computer Specialist, Litigation Assistant, Probation Assistant.

Miscellaneous: Closing Agent, Environmental Protection Specialist, Human Resources Staff Analyst, Mediator, Real Estate Portfolio Manager.

Employers of Legal Assistant Studies: Law Firms, Corporate Legal Departments, Banks, Real Estate Companies, Insurance Companies, Court Systems, Hospitals, Government Agencies, Small Businesses, Title Companies, Office of Public Defenders, Housing Authorities, Non-Profit Agencies.

Professional Association: National Association of Legal Assistants http://www.nala.org/

MANAGEMENT

Management is the process of administering and coordinating resources effectively and efficiently in an effort to achieve the goals and objectives of the organization. Management majors focus on understanding concepts and theories that affect management of individuals, groups, and organizations.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Managing Business Activities: Branch Administrator, Credit Manager, Convention Manager, Director of Logistics, Economic Development Coordinator, Financial Services Manager, Merchandising Manager, Newspaper/Magazine Advertising Manager, Radio Station Manager, Television Station Manager.

Selling: Entrepreneur, Insurance Agent, Pharmaceutical Salesperson, Retail Manager, Sales Manager.

Working with People: Business Consultant, Human Resources Manager, Management Consultant.

Miscellaneous: City Manager, Claim Prevention Manager, County Administrator, Customer Service Manager, Hotel Manager, Industrial Relations Manager, Management Trainee, Personnel Officer, Procurement Director, Production Manager, Project Manager.

Employers of Management Majors: Health Care Industry, Manufacturers, Hotels and Restaurants, Banks and Other Financial Institutions, Nonprofit Organizations, Department Stores, Government Agencies, Distribution Centers, Public Transit, Armed Forces, Stock Brokerage Firms.

Professional Association: National Management Association http://www.nma1.org/

MARKETING

Marketing is the study of how buyers and sellers establish exchanges for goods and services. Marketing majors learn how consumer needs and wants are met through the process of exchange.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Advertising: Account Executive, Advertising Sales Representative.

Buying: Assistant Buyer, Purchasing Agent.

Managing: Advertising Manager, Marketing Manager, Promotions Manager, Sales Manager.

Researching: Market Researcher Analyst, Program Analyst, Survey Statistician.

Selling: Computer Systems Salesperson, Financial Report Service Sales Agent, Manufacturer's Sales Agent, Securities Sales Agent.

Writing: Advertising Copywriter, Public Relations Writer.

Miscellaneous: College Recruiter, Commodity Futures Broker, Convention Organizer, Customer Service Representative, International Trade Specialist, Inventory Control Specialist, Lobbyist, Media Marketing Coordinator, Public Relations Specialist.

Employers of Marketing Majors: Advertising Agencies, Public Relations Agencies, Service Industries, Department and Other Retail Stores, Government Agencies, Banks, Insurance Agencies, Real Estate Agencies, Publishers, Newspapers, Magazines, Tourism and Travel Industry, Manufacturing Firms.

Professional Association: American Marketing Association http://www.marketingpower.com/Pages/default.aspx

MASS MEDIA

Mass Media students learn how to develop and produce creative and effective communication for the listening or viewing public. A major in Mass Media involves the study of all aspects of writing, production, marketing, and the professional ethics in relation to the various mediums of communication. Academic courses are complimented with practical training and applications.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Advertising: Account Executive, Advertising Director, Media Clerk, Public Relations Specialist, Publicity Director.

Broadcasting: Announcer, Disc Jockey, Reporter, Sportscaster.

Managing/Directing: Media Director, Music Director, Production Manager, Studio Director, Traffic Manager.

Selling: Advertising Sales, Media Time Sales, Sales Representative, Subscription Sales.

Writing/Editing: Assignment Editor, Radio News Editor, Scriptwriter, Technical Writer, Television Copywriter.

Technical: AV Technician, Cinematographer, Lighting Director, Press Operator, Programmer.

Miscellaneous: Commercial Artist, Film Librarian, Illustrator, Media Buyer, Photographer.

Employers of Mass Media Majors: Advertising Services, Colleges and Universities, Communication Organizations, Entertainment Industry, Media Organizations, Government.

Professional Associations: American Society of Journalists and Authors http://www.asja.org, National Association of Broadcasters http://www.nab.org/

MATHEMATICS

Mathematics is the study of measurement, properties, and relationships of quantities using symbols and numbers. Mathematics majors participate in the formulation of new mathematical theories and techniques involving the latest technology to solve economic, scientific, engineering, and business problems using mathematical knowledge and computational tools.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Analyzing: Applied Statistician, Budget Analyst, Credit Analyst, Cryptanalyst, Financial Analyst, Market Research Analyst, Pollster, Quality Control Technician, Records Management Analyst, Traffic Technician, Underwriter.

Computing: Business Programmer, Engineering Programmer, Information Systems Programmer, Technical Support Analyst, Operations Research Analyst, Software Technician.

Designing Systems: Actuary, Quality Control Engineer, Safety Inspector, Urban Planner.

Selling: Computer Systems Salesperson, Data Processing Services Salesperson, Financial Report Service Salesperson.

Teaching: Adult Education Teacher, Business Education Instructor, College Professor, Junior High or High School Teacher.

Employers of Mathematics Majors: Computer Hardware and Software Firms, Wholesale and Retail Trade Firms, Computer Camps, Aerospace Industry, Pharmaceutical Companies, Banks, Educational Book Publishers, Government Agencies, Communication Companies, Colleges and Universities, Insurance Industry, Health Care Industry.

Professional Association: Mathematical Association of America http://www.maa.org/

MIDDLE GRADES EDUCATION 

Middle Grades Education majors study methods of teaching preteenage and early teenage children as well as theories of how people learn, how to present material to pupils more effectively, and how schools are structured. Middle Grades Education majors learn to design courses of study, manage a classroom, develop effective teaching strategies, and design tests to measure learning outcomes.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Counseling: School Guidance Counselor, Youth Counselor.

Dealing with People: Missionary, School Attendance Officer, Volunteer Services Supervisor, Youth Minister.

Editing: Editor, Story Analyst.

Teaching: Middle School Teacher, Training Instructor, Tutor.

Organizing Activities: Activities Director for pre-teens at Battered Women's Shelter, Director of Museum Education, Teen Activity Director at Resort Facilities.

Selecting Educational Materials: Children's Librarian, Curriculum Specialist.

Sales: Audiovisual Program Productions Sales, Playground Equipment Salesperson, College Representative, Psychological Test Salesperson.

Writing: Grant Writer, Journalist, Prose, Fiction, and Nonfiction Writer, Public Relations Writer.

Employers of Middle Grades Education Majors: Middle School, Colleges and Universities, Community Organizations (YMCA, Red Cross), Correctional Institutions, Hospitals, Professional Associations, Day Care Centers, Consulting Firms, Bookstores, Software Companies, Government, Battered Women's Shelters, Mental Health Centers, Textbook Publishers, United Way Agencies, Museums, Professional Associations.

Professional Association: American Federation of Teachers http://www.aft.org/

MUSIC

Music majors study the history, performance, and composition of all types of music. The major in music provides basic preparation for careers in music or further graduate study and also provides a balanced education in the many facets of musical experience.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Composing and Arranging: Composer, Orchestrator or Arranger, Sound or Music Mixer.

Designing: Violin Maker or Restorer.

Crafting Musical Instruments: Bow Maker, Electronic Instrument Repairer, Piano Technician, Pipe Organ Tuner and Repairer.

Directing: Cantor, Choral Director or Choir Leader, Music Teacher, Orchestra Conductor, Radio Director.

Helping People: Music Therapist.

Performing: Instrumental Musician, Singer.

Selling: Musical Artist Booking Manager, Musical Instruments Salesperson, Piano and Organ Salesperson, Sheet Music Salesperson.

Writing: Librettist, Lyricist, Music Writer.

Miscellaneous: Casting Director, Artist and Repertoire Manager, Copyright Expert, Drama Critic or Music Critic, Music Librarian, Orchestra Librarian, Public Relations Representative.

Employers of Music Majors: Colleges and Universities, Community Arts Organizations, Churches, Publishers, Record Companies, Symphony Orchestras, Theater Companies, Musical Instrument Manufacturers, Amusement Parks, Resorts, Music Libraries.

Professional Association: American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada http://www.afm.org/

MUSIC EDUCATION

Music Education majors study the methods of teaching the history, performance, and composition of all types of music.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Composing and Arranging: Composer, Cue Selector, Orchestrator or Arranger, Sound or Music Mixer.

Designing/Crafting Musical Instruments: Bow Maker, Designer of Musical Instruments and Accessories, Electronic Instrument Repairer, Piano Technician, Pipe Organ Tuner and Repairer.

Directing: Cantor, Choral Director or Choir Leader, Music Teacher, Music Director, Orchestra Conductor, Radio Director.

Helping People: Music Therapist.

Performing: Instrumental Musician, Singer.

Selling: Musical Artist Booking Manager, Musical Instruments Salesperson, Piano and Organ Salesperson, Sheet Music Salesperson.

Writing: Librettist, Lyricist, Music Writer.

Miscellaneous: Casting Director, Artist and Repertoire Manager, Copyright Expert, Drama Critic or Music Critic, Music Librarian, Orchestra Librarian, Public Relations Representative.

Employers of Music Education Majors: Public/Private Schools, Colleges and Universities, Community Arts Organizations, Churches, Publishers, Record Companies, Symphony Orchestras, Theater Companies, Musical Instrument Manufacturers, Amusement Parks, Resorts, Music Libraries.

Professional Association: Music Teachers National Association http://www.mtna.org

MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Music Performance majors study the history, performance, and composition of all types of music. The major in music provides basic preparation for careers in music or further graduate study and also provides a balanced education in the many facets of musical experience.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Composing and Arranging: Composer, Orchestrator or Arranger, Sound or Music Mixer.

Designing: Violin Maker or Restorer.

Crafting Musical Instruments: Bow Maker, Electronic Instrument Repairer, Piano Technician, Pipe Organ Tuner and Repairer.

Directing: Cantor, Choral Director or Choir Leader, Music Teacher, Orchestra Conductor, Radio Director.

Helping People: Music Therapist.

Performing: Instrumental Musician, Singer.

Selling: Musical Artist Booking Manager, Musical Instruments Salesperson, Piano and Organ Salesperson, Sheet Music Salesperson.

Writing: Librettist, Lyricist, Music Writer.

Miscellaneous: Casting Director, Artist and Repertoire Manager, Copyright Expert, Drama Critic or Music Critic, Music Librarian, Orchestra Librarian, Public Relations Representative.

Employers of Music Performance Majors: Colleges and Universities, Community Arts Organizations, Churches, Publishers, Record Companies, Symphony Orchestras, Theater Companies, Musical Instrument Manufacturers, Amusement Parks, Resorts, Music Libraries.

Professional Association: American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada http://www.afm.org/

NURSING

Nursing majors are concerned with learning about the total health care of the individual and the family. Nursing is a profession which believes in the prevention of illness, caring for those who are acutely ill, and enabling people with long-term rehabilitative problems to live the healthiest way possible. Nursing is both a science and an art. It has its foundation in biophysical and behavioral humanistic sciences, as well as in specific practice skills and techniques.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Caring for Patients: Clinical Specialist, Community Health Nurse, General Duty Nurse, Military Nurse, Nurse Anesthetist, Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Midwife, Occupational Health Nurse, Peace Corps Nurse, Private Duty Nurse, Public Health Nurse, School Nurse, Utilization Review Coordinator.

Research: Nurse Researcher, Research Assistant.

Teaching: Public Health Educator, Professor of Nursing.

Therapy: Corrective Therapist, Industrial Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Recreational Therapist.

Miscellaneous: Attorney, Community Health Education Administrator, Medical Quality Assistance Specialist.

Employers of Nursing Majors: Hospitals, Medical Centers, Physicians' Offices, Medical Groups, Home Care Services, Extended Care Facilities, Psychiatric Units, Public Health Services, Military, Public/Private Schools, Camps, Insurance Companies, Hospice Organizations, Veterans Administration, Peace Corps, Government Agencies.

Professional Association: American Nurses Association http://www.nursingworld.org/

OFFICE ADMINISTRATION AND TECHNOLOGY

Administrative Services majors study methods and systems of achieving organizational goals. Required courses are taken from the areas of accounting, management, finance, economics, and marketing along with business education courses.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Analyzing: Budget Analyst, Cost Estimator, Insurance Underwriter, Management Analyst, Personnel Analyst.

Helping People: College Admissions Specialist, Hospital Admissions Specialist, Social Services Case Mgt Associate.

Managing: City/County Manager, Health Service Manager, Hotel Manager, Human Resources Manager, Office Manager, Property Manager.

Miscellaneous: Executive Secretary, Employment Interviewer, Hospital Administrator, Legal Assistant, Loan Officer, Personal Assistant, Tax Assessor, Tax Field Agent.

Employers of Administrative Services Majors: Banks and Other Financial Institutions, Colleges and Universities, Government Agencies, Health Care Industry, Manufacturing Companies, Non-Profit Organizations, Private Corporations, School Systems.

Professional Association: International Association of Administrative Professionals http://www.iaap-hq.org/

PHILOSOPHY

Philosophy is among the oldest of intellectual disciplines. Philosophy majors study ways of thinking about logic, truth, and principles as well as the investigation of causes and laws underlying reality.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Analyzing: Grant Coordinator, Historian, Loan Officer, Market Research Analyst, Readers' Advisory Service Librarian, Research Assistant.

Communicating: Advertising Executive, Announcer, Author, Editorial Assistant, Employee Relations Specialist, Fund Raiser, Human Resource Representative, Job Development Specialist, Journalist, Lawyer, Lobbyist, Minister, Public Relations Representative, Publisher, Technical Writer.

Coordinating Activities: Administrative Assistant in Labor Relations, Affirmative Action Officer, Personnel Recruiter, Meeting Planner.

Persuading: Arbitrator, College Administrator, College Instructor.

Miscellaneous: Archivist, Claims Adjudicator, Eligibility Worker, Employment Interviewer, Financial Aid Counselor, Foreign Correspondent, Hospital Administrator, Public Policy Manager.

Employers of Philosophy Majors: Social Service Agencies, Museums, Religious Organizations, Publishers, Magazines, Libraries, Non-Profit Organizations, Colleges and Universities, Peace Corps, Software Companies, Insurance Companies, Public Interest Research Groups, Consulting Firms.

Professional Association: American Philosophical Society http://www.amphilsoc.org/

PHYSICS

Physics is the science of matter and energy: heat, light, sound, gravity, electricity, waves, tides, windstorms, freezing and melting. It is the study of matter and energy and of the interaction between the two. Astronomy, biology, chemistry, geology, and engineering apply the principles of physics to scientific problems.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Measuring and Mapping: Geodesist, Photogrammetrist.

Prospecting: Geophysical Prospector, Seismic Prospecting Observer.

Protecting Health and Environment: Air Analyst, Electronics Inspector, Environmental Analyst, Hydrographer, Hydrologist, Industrial Hygienist, Optometrist, Pollution Control Technician, Quality Control Technician, Soil Analyst, Water Quality Analyst.

Researching: Astronomer, Fiber Technologist, Geologist, Laser Technician.

Selling: Communication Equipment Salesperson, Computer Systems Salesperson, Engineering Supplies Salesperson, Ultrasonic Equipment Salesperson.

Teaching: College Professor, High School Teacher, Planetarium Technician.

Writing: Process Description Writer, Science Writer, Technical Writer.

Miscellaneous: Astrophysicist, Fluids Physicist, Molecular Physicist, Nuclear Physicist, Satellite Missions Analyst.

Employers of Physics Majors: Colleges and Universities, Observatories, Planetariums, Science Museums, Nonprofit Foundations, Nonprofit Research Centers, Government Foundations, Aeronautics Industry, Pharmaceutical Industry, Medical Equipment Industry, Airports, Military, Mining and Petroleum Companies, Weather Bureaus, Engineering Firms.

Professional Association: American Institute of Physics http://www.aip.org/

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Political Science is the study of how individuals and groups exercise power and influence or resist the power and influence being exercised over them. Political Science majors study people's behavior as it relates to power and public organizations.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Analyzing: Applied Statistician, Archivist, Management Analyst.

Communicating: Editorial Assistant, Foreign Correspondent, Newswriter.

Resolving Disputes: Affirmative Action Officer, Community Organization Worker, Equal Opportunity Representative, Foreign Service Officer, Mediator, Public Housing Community Relations Advisor.

Teaching: College Professor, Secondary High School Social Studies Teacher.

Interpreting and Administering Policy: Caseworker, Claims Adjudicator, Eligibility Worker, Parole Officer, Police Officer, Student Affairs Administrator.

Persuading: Fund Raiser, Lobbyist or Legislative Advocate, Public Relations Representative, Political Activist, Reporter.

Researching: Abstractor, City Planning Aide, Community or Regional Planner, Labor Relations Consultant, Legislative Assistant, Market Research Analyst.

Employers of Political Science Majors: Legislators (National and State), Republican or Democratic National Committee, Public Interest Advocacy Groups, Newspapers, Wire Services, Colleges and Universities, Federal, State and Local Governments, Corporations, Public Relations Agencies, Political Campaigns, Peace Corps, Foreign Service, Military.

Professional Association: American Political Science Association http://www.apsanet.org/

PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology is the scientific study of human behavior and of human adjustment to life and includes the psychological, social, and biological functions relating to behavior.

Sample Job Functions and Job Titles

Note: Some positions may require additional education and/or training.

Analyzing Data: Applied Statistician, Media Buyer.

Counseling: Clinical Psychologist, Counseling Psychologist, Employment Counselor, School Guidance Counselor, Vocational Counselor, College Career Counselor, Rehabilitation Counselor.

Dealing with People: Equal Opportunity Representative, Affirmative Action Officer, Health Officer, Human Resources Advisor, Police Officer.

Researching: Research Assistant.

Testing: Polygraph Examiner, Psychometrist.

Helping People: Caseworker for Child or Family Welfare, Eligibility Worker (Public Assistance), Industrial Psychologist, Parole or Probation Officer, Social Work Assistant, Employer Relations Specialist, Personnel Recruiter, Market Research Analyst, Recruiter.

Selling: Psychological Tests Sales Agent.

Teaching: Pre-School Teacher, Public Health Educator, Social Science High School Teacher, Training Instructor, Vocational Training Instructor.

Employers of Psychology Majors: State/Private Psychiatric Hospitals, Community Mental Health Centers, Departments of Health and Human Services, Veterans Administration, United Way Agencies, Personnel Departments, Colleges and Universities, Major Retail Firms, Federal, State and Local Governments.

Professional Association: American Psychological Association http://www.apa.org/