Bureau of Labor Statistics

Field of degree: Culture and gender studies

Culture and gender studies field of degree. Employment: 264,390. Median annual wage: $54,000.

Culture and gender studies field of degree. Employment: 264,390. Median annual wage: $54,000

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Table 1. Culture and gender studies degree, 2018

Data

Culture and gender studies

All fields

Employment

264,390 55,381,020

Median wage

$54,000 $59,000

Percent employed part time

17 15

Percent employed in occupations requiring at least a bachelor's degree

58 59

Percent with an advanced degree

48 37

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Chart 1. Types of culture and gender studies major, 2018

Culture and gender studies major

Major share

Area ethnic and civilization studies

100%

Note: The sum of percents by major may not total 100 due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Chart 2. Employment distribution of workers with a culture and gender studies degree, by occupational group, 2018

Occupational group

Occupational group share

Educational instruction and library occupations

18%

Management occupations

16

Business and financial operations occupations

11

Office and administrative support occupations

10

Sales and related occupations

7

Other

37

Note: The sum of percents by major may not total 100 due to rounding.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey.

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Table 2. Top-employing occupations for workers with a culture and gender studies degree

Occupational Outlook Handbook profile

Percent growth, projected 2019–29

Typical entry-level education

Percent degree holders in this field, this occupation, 2018

Percent of this occupation with an advanced degree, 2018

Health specialties teachers, postsecondary

21% Doctoral or professional degree 5% 74%

Social and community service managers

17 Bachelor's degree 2 33

Human resources specialists

7 Bachelor's degree 2 18

Elementary school teachers, except special education

4 Bachelor's degree 7 50

Lawyers

4 Doctoral or professional degree 5 93

Education administrators, kindergarten through secondary

4 Master's degree 3 55

Accountants and auditors

4 Bachelor's degree 2 26

Personal service managers, all other; entertainment and recreation managers, except gambling; and managers, all other

-2 Bachelor's degree 4 21

First-line supervisors of retail sales workers

-5 High school diploma or equivalent 2 5

Secretaries and administrative assistants, except legal, medical, and executive

-10 High school diploma or equivalent 2 4

Note: Occupational profiles may comprise multiple SOC occupations, which may have differing education categories.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program (projected growth, entry-level education) and U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey (degree holders, advanced degrees).

Suggested citation:

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Field of degree: Culture and gender studies,
at https://www.bls.gov/ooh/field-of-degree/culture-and-gender-studies/culture-and-gender-studies-field-of-degree.htm (visited May 27, 2021).

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