Think a liberal arts degree is useless in the "real world?" Think again. Graduates of degree programs in the liberal arts and humanities go on to jobs as writers, teachers, professors, journalists, managers, or businesspeople. The "soft skills" picked up in a liberal arts program--writing, critical thinking and analysis, and communication--are valued by employers in many, many industries.
Liberal Arts and Humanities: Career Training
Career training in the liberal arts and humanities usually consists of an associate or bachelor's degree. If you wish to work in your major field (which usually means teaching), you'll want a master's or PhD. While the job prospects for college professors are projected to rise much faster than average between 2006 and 2016, the job market can be competitive. Scholars in fields like history, literature, philosophy, art history, and cultural studies often take more than ten years after high school to complete their degrees and enter the job market.