Valued Skills

Employers Seek the Skills That Humanities Majors Develop

This section draws on data and quotes to show that humanities majors are gaining the skills that are highly valued by employers in many sectors. These skills cut across industries and prepare humanities graduates for career success in a wide variety of occupations. Employers are actively seeking to hire graduates with skills such as oral communication, critical thinking, and ethical judgment and decision making, areas where humanities majors thrive.

The section also aggregates quotations from leaders in business and STEM fields, who explain why the skills gained through studying the humanities are ones they value in employees.