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Career Paths for ME/SA Majors

There are many career paths that a student can pursue with a ME/SA major, see below for some examples. Please note that this not a comprehensive list, the ME/SA advisor can help you explore career options beyond what is on this list. Visit the UC Davis Internship and Career Center for additional professional career advising, exploration, and employment opportunities.



  • public relations
  • marketing and sales
  • consumer research
  • human resources
  • real estate
  • training
  • entrepreneurship
  • media

Community Services

  • non-profit agencies
  • community development
  • advocacy

Foreign Affairs

  • foreign service officer (see FSO Career Tracks from U.S. Department of State)
  • translator

Health Services

  • community health education
  • medicine (see UC Davis Pre-Health Advising for prerequisites for pre-health programs)
  • medical translator
  • hospital admissions

Higher Education

  • academic affairs (faculty, academic advisor, librarian, etc.)
  • student affairs (admissions recruiter, international student advisor, event planner, program coordinator, cross cultural center, etc.)
  • alumni relations
  • development
  • administrative support


  • law enforcement
  • criminal justice
  • judicial affairs
  • attorney
  • paralegal
  • local, state and federal agencies


  • professional writing
  • research
  • editing
  • journalism
  • translation

Social Services

  • rehabilitation
  • case management
  • youth and elderly services
  • recreation
  • administration
  • local, state and federal agencies


  • elementary
  • secondary
  • special education
  • foreign language education
  • teaching English as a second language (domestic and abroad)
  • administration



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