What Can I do With a Degree in Degree in Indigenous Nations Studies ?

The information on this page is designed to help you explore possible careers. We recommend working with a career counselor to help identify careers based on your skills, interests, and values.

Indigenous Nations Studies majors develop skills that are highly valued by employers, including research, analysis, critical thinking, writing, and communication skills. 

Careers Reported by Indigenous Nations Studies Majors on College/University Surveys:

  • Academic Advisor for a university
  • Advocate and Transitional Housing Coordinator for a community housing association
  • Archaeological Illustrator for a university
  • Art Director for a project promoting reconciliation between the people of the United States and Iraq
  • Artist
  • Business Analyst for a financial services company
  • Business Process Analyst for a county
  • Campaign Manager for a State Representative
  • Child Welfare Worker for a human services agency
  • College Recruiter for a community college
  • Community Program Specialist for a medical school
  • Consultant, Speaker, Trainer
  • Curriculum Liaison for Oglala Sioux Tribe
  • Field Organizer for a senate campaign
  • Home School Liaison for a school district
  • Housing Resource Coordinator for a Tribal Government
  • Import Specialist for a logistics company
  • Museum Assistant for a county historical society
  • Native American Cultural Liaison for a public charter school
  • Native Women’s Resource Advocate for a multi-disciplinary program to address domestic violence
  • Natural Resources Manager for a Tribal Government
  • Paramedic for a county
  • Patient advocate for a human services organization 
  • Professional Hockey Player
  • Regulatory Program Assistant for federal agency
  • Research Assistant for a US Senator
  • Research Professional and Project Coordinator for a college of pharmacy
  • Senior Policy and Community Engagement Liaison for a county health department
  • Social Worker for a county social services agency
  • Teacher for an comprehensive early childhood education program
  • Tribal Liaison and Staff Assistant for a US Senator
  • Tutor for a charter school