Career Options

Careers for Liberal Studies Majors

  • Teachers or teacher’s aides in public and private schools locally, nationally, and internationally
  • Administrators in school districts
  • School counselors and psychologists
  • Reading specialists
  • Coaches
  • Speech and language pathologists
  • Staff in children’s ministries
  • Other client-based service professions

Starting Salary1

The typical starting salary for a liberal studies major is $30,517. The typical salary after 10–19 years is $62,324.

Job Titles of People with Liberal Studies Degrees

  • Kindergarten teacher, Wakefield Elementary
  • Photography teacher, Turlock High School
  • Superintendent, Yreka Union School District
  • K–12 Visual Arts Coordinator, Bangor School District
  • Physical Education Teacher, Lincoln Middle School
  • Founding principal, KIPP Scholar Academy

Note: This information is current for the 2023-24 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.


  1. Salary information is provided for general reference only. APU does not guarantee the accuracy of the figures listed, and cannot predict or promise a specific salary for any graduate. For the most current salary estimates, please visit
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