Career Opportunities for Majors in Middle Eastern Studies


Middle Eastern Studies is an interdisciplinary program that examines the political, social, and cultural history of the Middle East. Students study one of the Middle Eastern Languages (Arabic, Persian, Turkish, or Hebrew). They learn about communication and understanding between Middle Eastern people, the Muslim community, the relationship between the Middle East and other countries, and conflict within the Middle East.

Students in Middle Eastern Studies develop skills that are versatile and useful in a variety of settings. Many careers do not require a specific major, but are chosen on the basis of personal interests, skills, preferences, and ambitions. Graduates can pursue careers in business, government, education, and the Nonprofit sector. Regardless of your career plans, it is important to develop your marketability through internships, responsible work experience, good grades, and participation in campus activities.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Admissions Counselor Editor/Writer Journalist
Advertising Account Exec. Employee Relations Specialist Lobbyist
Archivist FBI/CIA Agent Market Research Specialist
Attorney Foreign Service Officer Museum Curator
Business Manager Foreign Student Advisor Nonprofit Administrator
Community Action Specialist Government Agency Admin Peace Corps Worker
Community Affairs Specialist Historic Preservation Specialist Politician
Conflict Resolution Specialist Historic Site Administrator Professor/Educator
Consultant Human Resources Specialist Public Administrator
Consumer Advocate Import/Export Specialist Public Information Officer
Copy Writer International Banker Public Policy Specialist
Corporate Trainer International Conference Planner Public Relations Specialist
Counselor International Consutant Publications Specialist
Cultural Affairs Officer International Relations Specialist Translator
Customer Relations Rep International Trade Specialist Writer/Author
Customs/Immigration Officer Interpretor

Types of Employers

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
American Friends Service Foundations Professional Associations
American Schools Abroad Historic Sites/Historical Societies Project Hope
Amnesty Int'l. Hospitals Public Interest Groups
Archives Hotels/Restaurants/Resorts Public Relations Firms
Banks Insurance Companies Red Cross Int'l.
Book Publishers Int'l. Exchange Programs Research Firms
CARE, Inc Labor Unions Retail Stores
Civic Organizations Law Firms Social Service Agencies
Colleges/Universities Libraries Television/Radio Stations
Consulting Firms Manufacturing Firms Travel Agencies
Consumer Organizations Museums United Nations
Cultural Organizations Newspapers/Magazines World Health Organization
Entertainment Firms Pan American Health Org. YMCA/YWCA
Government Agencies
Agency for Int'l. Development Immigration & Naturalization Service Office of Int'l. Policy & Programs
Bureau of Export Admin. Int'l. Trade Administration Peace Corps/AmeriCorps
Bureau of Int'l. Labor Affairs Library of Congress Smithsonian Institution
Bureau of Intelligence & Research NJ Governor's Commission on Int'l. Trade Telecommunications Satellite Organization
CIA/FBI NJ Int'l. Trade Division U.S. Customs Service
Civil Rights Commission National Endowment for the Humanities U.S. Department of State
Consumer Affairs Office National Security Agency U.S. Information Agency
Department of Commerce Office of Int'l. Affairs Voice of America
Foreign Commercial Service Office of Int'l. Coop. & Development
Foreign Service Office of Int'l. Education

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Middle Eastern Studies

Organization Job Title
Rutgers University Secretaries And Administrative Assistants

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Middle Eastern Studies

JEL English Schools English Instructor
Jewish Labor Committee Executive Director
MTBC Marketing Intern
U.S. Air Force Officer

Graduate Schools Attended

Institution Degree Field
NYU College of Dentistry DDS Dentistry

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