Careers in Education
Benefit from the broad range of career opportunities available by studying Education as a subject.
Study education without becoming a teacher
Are you interested in a career in education but don’t necessarily want to become a teacher? By studying Education as major within a Bachelor of Arts through the Education in the Liberal Arts programme, you will open up a variety of career paths.
Education is a broad sector and by graduating with a degree that encompasses a wide range of subjects, you will be equipped to go into a diverse range of roles. You could work in government, tourism, marketing, policy or human resources – there are many options to explore.
The Education in the Liberal Arts programme (a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Education) opens up a variety of career paths. Courses cover theory and research across multiple areas:
- Effective teaching
- Child and adolescent development
- Gender and education
- Māori education
- Pacific education
- Adult education
Education is a broad sector and you can work in education-based services or in educational roles in other organisations. Career options include:
- Government or NGO roles
- Diplomatic service
- Media, advertising and publishing
- Human resources
- Policy analysis
- Information management
- Social services
- Translation services
Job options (postgraduate)
With further postgraduate study, education graduates have built a range of successful careers, including:
- Education planning (in New Zealand or overseas)
- Educational psychologists
- Human resources and personnel work
- Marae-based training
- Educational research in government agencies
- Teaching and leadership positions (polytechnics and universities)
To see our complete list of Education in the Liberal Arts degrees, visit Programmes in the Liberal Arts.
Read about how a BA double majoring in Education and Sociology helped equip Melanie Fisher for a job as a people and organisation coordinator at Mars New Zealand.