Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Overview

Graduates commonly pursue career opportunities spanning traditional and emerging industries. In many instances, the degree itself may not always determine the career a graduate ends up in; the choice of major studies undertaken in the degree may be a starting point but more often graduates undertake further study to complement their majors. Humanities-based studies provide graduates with internationally recognised career opportunities in research, government administration or policy, teaching, consulting and in industry.

Graduates with language skills and a good understanding of other cultures are in demand both in Australia and overseas in government and private sector jobs. Economics graduates go on to specialist positions in Treasury, the Reserve Bank, policy departments across the Commonwealth and state governments, international agencies, the financial markets and financial institutions, to head office roles in the corporate world, and key positions in the not-for-profit sector.


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Occupations (based on graduate positions obtained in the last two years)

The following employers and occupational titles are indicative of graduate destinations for this faculty, however career options available for graduates are not limited to those listed. Graduates from a double degree have a broader range of career options.
This information is based on the Graduate Destinations Survey for the University of Sydney.

  • ABA Therapist
  • Account Executive
  • Account Manager
  • Account Sales Operator
  • Actor
  • Administration Assistant
  • Administrator
  • Admissions Officer
  • Advisor
  • After School Carer
  • Agribusiness Development Officer
  • Analyst
  • Announcer
  • Archaeologist
  • Area Manager
  • Assistant Buyer
  • Assistant Correspondence Officer
  • Assistant Curator
  • Assistant Manager
  • Assistant Project Coordinator
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Assistant Researcher
  • Associate Director Investor Relations and PR
  • Associate Lecturer
  • Behavioral Therapist
  • Board of Studies Inspector
  • Bookseller
  • Branch Manager
  • Brand and Sponsorship Assistant
  • Brand Manager
  • Breakfast Radio Producer
  • Broadcast Monitor
  • Broker Assistant
  • Budget Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • Business Development Manager
  • Business Intelligence Manager
  • Business Owner
  • Business Support Officer
  • Cabin Crew
  • Casual Radio Announcer
  • Casual Support Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Child Care Worker
  • Cinema Manager
  • Citizenship Support Coordinator
  • Claims Liaison Officer
  • Classifications Operator
  • Client Director
  • Client Engagement Officer
  • Client Services Manager
  • Clubs & Societies Assistant
  • Commander
  • Communication Manager
  • Communications Advisor
  • Communications Associate
  • Communications Officer
  • Company Director
  • Compliance Specialist
  • Computer Systems Officer
  • Consultant
  • Counsellor
  • Court Monitor
  • Creative Consultant
  • Crew Member
  • Curatorial Assistant
  • Customer Marketing Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Deputy Dean & Lecturer
  • Deputy Editor
  • Deputy Superintendent - District Manager
  • Digital Assistant Producer
  • Digital Planner
  • Director
  • Director – Corporate Strategy, Policy and Reporting
  • Director Communications & Executive Services
  • Director Partnerships and Planning
  • Director Science Strategy
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Distribution Officer
  • District Manager
  • Document Management
  • Duty Manager
  • Economic Development Officer
  • Economist
  • Editor
  • Editorial Assistant
  • Editorial Trainee
  • Education Officer
  • Electoral Officer
  • ELICOS Teacher
  • Emergency Services Administrator
  • Employment Consultant
  • English Teacher
  • Entertainer/Music Consultant
  • ESL Teacher
  • Executive Assistant
  • Executive Director
  • Executive Marketing
  • Exhibition Registrar
  • Exports Clerk
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Film Preservation Officer
  • Finance Officer
  • Financial Consultant
  • Floor Manager
  • Flying Trapeze Instructor
  • Freelance Journalist
  • Freelance Translator
  • Graduate Analyst
  • Graduate Associate
  • Graduate Economist
  • Graduate Manager
  • Graduate Policy Officer
  • Group Marketing Manager
  • Guest Relations Supervisor
  • Gymnastics Coach
  • Health Information Clerk
  • Health Service Manager
  • Help Desk Officer
  • Historian
  • History Teacher
  • Holiday Camp Administrator
  • Homestay Coordinator
  • HR Advisor
  • HR Coordinator
  • HR Management Trainee
  • HR Project Officer
  • Human Capital Analyst
  • Human Resources Manager
  • IELTS Trainer
  • Importer
  • International Logistics
  • Internship Officer
  • Investigations Officer
  • Investor Liaisons
  • Italian Teacher
  • Journalist
  • Junior ABA Therapist
  • Junior Archaeologist
  • Junior Business Analyst
  • Laboratory Assistant
  • Lands Officer
  • Lead Generator
  • Learning and Development Coordinator
  • Lecturer
  • Legal Assistant
  • Legal Secretary
  • Library Assistant
  • Management Assistant
  • Management Trainee
  • Manager
  • Manager Executive Services
  • Manager IT
  • Manager Organisational Development
  • Manager Performance & Quality Improvement
  • Manager Planning & Performance
  • Manager Regional Strategy
  • Manager Train Planning
  • Managing Director
  • Mandarin Teacher
  • Marketing Administration Assistant
  • Marketing Analyst
  • Marketing and Communications Coordinator
  • Marketing and Events Coordinator
  • Marketing and Publicity Coordinator
  • Marketing Manager
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Media Advisor
  • Media Assistant
  • Media Officer
  • Merchant Sales Associate
  • Music Teacher
  • Musician
  • Mx Sampler
  • News Exchange Operator
  • Notetaker
  • Office Manager
  • Officer Cadet
  • Online Editor and Communications Coordinator
  • Operational Services Manager
  • Operations Assistant
  • Operations Manager
  • Personal Assistant
  • Pharmacy Educator
  • Planning Officer
  • Police Officer
  • Policy Advisor
  • Policy Analyst
  • Policy and Project Officer
  • Policy Manager
  • Postgraduate Coursework Coordinator
  • PR and Communications Intern
  • Presentation Services Operator
  • Priest
  • Primary Teacher
  • Principal Policy Officer
  • Procurement Analyst
  • Product Development Coordinator
  • Program Administrator
  • Project Manager
  • Public Relations
  • Public Servant
  • Publicist
  • R&D Consultant
  • Reader Analyst
  • Recruitment Officer
  • Regional Operations Manager
  • Relationship Manager
  • Research Assistant
  • Researcher
  • Resident Assistant
  • Respite Carer
  • Restaurant Supervisor
  • Risk Management Coordinator
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Sales Associate
  • Sales Co-ordinator
  • Sales Executive
  • Sales Representative
  • School Fees Officer - Family Assistance
  • Secondary Teacher
  • Senior Policy Advisor
  • Senior Policy Officer
  • Settlements Clerk
  • Siblings Program Coordinator
  • Skincare Specialist
  • Software Engineer
  • Solicitor
  • Special Projects Nurse Manager
  • Sports Coach
  • Staff Planner
  • Statistical Analyst
  • Student Services Officer
  • Study Abroad and Exchange Assistant
  • Sub Editor
  • Superintendent
  • TAFE Teacher
  • Tax Consultant
  • Teacher
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Technical Assistant
  • Telephone Interviewer
  • Tenant Engagement Support Worker
  • Territory Manager
  • Test Administrator
  • Tour Guide
  • Town Planner
  • Trainee Business Manager
  • Trainee Minister
  • Transcription Supervisor
  • Translator
  • Tutor
  • Venue manager
  • Video Producer
  • Webmaster
  • Writer
  • Youth Worker

Employers (based on those who recruited graduates in the last two years)
  • 199Buddy
  • Abbotsleigh School
  • Ability Options
  • Access Language Centre
  • Access Programs
  • Accord Accounting
  • Ace Insurance
  • Achieva Technology
  • ACT Health
  • Actors Centre Australia
  • AFG Venture Group
  • AFL - NSW/ACT
  • AGB Nielson Media Research
  • Agririsk Insurance Brokers
  • Air France
  • Aldi
  • Allens Arthur Robinson
  • Alphapharm
  • AMAC Group
  • Ambulance Service of New South Wales
  • AMRI Australia
  • Anglican Home Mission Society
  • Anglicare
  • Antiponeans Abroad
  • ANZ
  • Apple
  • Archeological Management and Consulting
  • Armed Forces of the Philippines
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales
  • Ascension Gateway
  • Ascham School
  • Australian Army Reserve
  • Australian Broadcasting Corporation
  • Australian Bureau of Statistics
  • Australian Chinese Community Association
  • Australian College Information Centre
  • Australian Learning and Teaching Council
  • Australian Manufacturers Workers Union
  • Australian Market Research Society
  • Australian National Maritime Museum
  • Australian Orthopaedic Association
  • Australian Prodentiac Regulation Authority
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Australian Red Cross Blood Service
  • Australian Securities Investments Commission
  • Australian Services Union
  • Australian Telecommunication Group
  • Australian Trade Commission
  • Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre
  • Australian Traveler Magazine
  • Australian Woodwork
  • AWA Tsang Monastery
  • BAE Systems Australia
  • Baker & McKenzie
  • Balmain St Mary's Hospital
  • Beachvolleyball.com
  • Beacon Communications K.K.
  • Berkelouw Books
  • Biennale of Sydney
  • Bizannes & Associates
  • Blacklash PR
  • Bransgroves Lawyers
  • Brett Slater Solicitors
  • Bridgeclimb
  • British American Tobacco
  • Business Link NSW
  • Cabramatta Community Centre
  • Calender Club
  • Caltex
  • Camp Quality
  • Cancer Council NSW
  • Capel and Associates
  • Capital Site
  • Caputo Lawyers
  • Caritas Australia
  • Casey & Lowe
  • Castlecrag Private Hospital
  • Casula Powerhouse
  • Catfish Designs
  • Cathay Travel
  • Catholic Communications - Archdiocese of Sydney
  • Catholic Education Office
  • CCH Australia
  • CDS Global
  • Centacare
  • Centennial Stables
  • Centrelink
  • Chandler Mcleod
  • Chanel Australia
  • Charles Sturt University
  • Children's Hospital Westmead
  • Christ Church St Lawrence
  • City of Sydney Council
  • City Walker Magazine
  • Clickthru Debt Management
  • Clio Consulting
  • Clothing Retailers (various)
  • CM Lawyers
  • CMC Markets
  • Co. As. It. Association of Support
  • Coaching Clinics
  • Cobs
  • Coles
  • Combined Communications Network
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia
  • Communities NSW
  • Community Services Department of Human Services
  • Compass Group
  • Computershare
  • Corrective Services NSW
  • Corrs Chambers West Garth
  • Cover - Move Insurance
  • CRA Accounting
  • Creative Activation
  • Crown International Holdings Group
  • Crown Solicitor's Office
  • Cynergy Recruitment
  • Daabon Organic Australia
  • Dainippon Screen (Australia)
  • Datamonitor Group
  • David Jones
  • Deacons
  • Deloitte
  • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
  • Dental Practices
  • Department of Ageing Disability & Home Care
  • Department of Broadband Communications & The Digital Economy
  • Department of Defence
  • Department of Education and Training
  • Department of Environment, Climate Change and Water
  • Department of Environment, Climate Change And Water
  • Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Department of Health
  • Department of Health and Ageing
  • Department of Human Resources and Skills Development - Canada
  • Department of Immigration and Citizenship
  • Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and
  • Department of Innovation and Science Research
  • Department of Justice
  • Department of Lands
  • Department of Lands and Planning - Northern Territory
  • Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Department of Primary Industries
  • Department of Services Technology and Administration
  • Department of The Prime Minister and Cabinet
  • Department of Treasury
  • Directory Concepts
  • Discovery Group
  • Doll Martin Associates
  • Domian Partners
  • Driveaway Holidays
  • E+B Media
  • Earthlink
  • Edge Custom Media
  • Edge Hospitality Solutions
  • Elite Portfolio
  • Emerald Planet Environmental
  • Endotherapeutics
  • Energy and Water Ombudsman NSW
  • Ergoport
  • Ernst & Young
  • Erskine Park Family Clinic
  • Espreon Property Services
  • Ettason
  • EU Graduates Fund
  • Euro RSCG
  • Eva Bieuer Art Dealer
  • Evangelical Union Graduates Fund
  • Events Cinemas
  • Everyone R Academy
  • Express Media Group
  • Ezi English
  • Fairfax Media
  • Family Planning NSW
  • Fashion Designers
  • Federal Court of Australia
  • Federation Press
  • Five Senses Education
  • Fonterra Brands Australia
  • Footprint Books
  • Four Months Ski Co.
  • Four Pines
  • Freehills
  • Friends Junction Dance Company
  • Garvan Institute of Medical Research
  • GB Commtrade
  • General Medical Practice
  • Geneva Initiative
  • Get A Grip Personal Training
  • Get Price Limited
  • Gillard Counsulting Lawyers
  • Gillis Delaney Lawyers
  • Gina Cucina
  • Glaxo Smith Kline Korea
  • Global Gossip Australia
  • Global Interaction
  • Global Medical Solutions
  • Godden Mackay and Logan
  • Goldman Sachs JB Weir
  • Goldmark Jewellers
  • Government of Kenya
  • Greater Southern Area Health Service
  • Greater Western Area Health Service
  • Green Building Council of Australia
  • Greenwich College
  • Griffith University
  • Guardian Youth Care
  • Hardy Group International
  • Health Services Union
  • Hellenic Centre for Culture and Language
  • Hepatitis NSW
  • Hinton Information Service
  • Honey Design
  • Hordern House Rare Books
  • Hornsby Shire Council
  • Housing NSW
  • HSBC Australia
  • Hunt Leather
  • Hunter Express
  • Hunter New England Health
  • Hutchison Telecommunications
  • Hydrogen Group
  • IBM Australia
  • IDG Communications
  • Independent Transport Safety and Reliability Regulator
  • Indexcol
  • Indigenous Affairs
  • Industry and Investment NSW
  • Insearch
  • Insight Call Centre Services
  • Inter College Christian Fellowship Education Association
  • International Grammar School
  • Italian Association of Assistance
  • ITEL Marketing
  • Java
  • Jo McDonald Cultural Heritage Managment
  • Johnson & Johnson Pacific Pty Ltd
  • Johnson County Community College
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Kaplan International Colleges
  • Kayandel Archaeological Services
  • KPMG
  • Kumon Australia
  • Land and Property Management Authority
  • Lawlers Pharmaceuticals
  • Lawsons Auctioneers
  • Leasing Information Services
  • Legacy Assets Inc.
  • Legal Aid NSW
  • Lion Nathan Wine
  • Liverpool City Library
  • Local Government
  • Lycee E.J Marey High School - France
  • Macarthur Managment Services
  • Macquarie Bank
  • Macquarie Group
  • Macquarie University
  • Manpower Recruitment Services
  • Marie Gerardis Singing Academy
  • Mark James Hodgson
  • Massada College Adelaide
  • McConnel Smith and Johnson
  • McGrath Foundation
  • McNair Ingenuity
  • McWilliams Wines
  • Media Monitors
  • Media Smith
  • Medicare Australia
  • Memento Photography
  • Merill Legal Services
  • Merivale Investments
  • Michael Page International
  • Migration Institute of Australia
  • Mimco
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Indonesia
  • MLC Limited
  • Moirs Bookshop
  • Monash University
  • Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Naked Communication
  • Napoleon Perdis
  • National Archives of Australia
  • National Art School
  • National Australia Bank
  • National Development Planning Agency
  • National Institute of Education - Nanyang Technological University
  • National Parks And Wildlife Service
  • New South Wales Department of Health
  • New South Wales Treasury
  • Next Discovery
  • Nextmedia
  • NF Importers
  • Nicoholson Museum
  • Nielsen
  • Nielsen Netratings
  • Ninemsn
  • North Shore Dance Academy
  • Northern Territory Treasury
  • NSW Department of Education and Training
  • NSW Department of Human Services
  • NSW Department of Primary Industries
  • NSW Department of Transport and Infrastructure
  • NSW Early Childhood Road Safety Education Program
  • NSW Fire Brigade
  • NSW Gay & Lesbian Rights Lobby
  • NSW Health
  • NSW Institute of Teachers
  • NSW Police Force
  • NSW Rural Fire Service
  • NSW Trustee & Guardian
  • Object Australian Center for Craft and Design
  • Office of the Board of Studies
  • Ooors Group
  • Opera Australia
  • Optimum Media Direction
  • Oracle Books
  • Ozstar Media
  • Pacific Heights Nursing Home
  • Parliament of NSW
  • Parramatta Riverside Theatre
  • Patai Udom Suksa International School
  • Pearsonvue
  • People 2 People
  • Physiotherapy Clinic
  • Plato's Bookshop
  • Playbill Merchandising
  • Portfolio Business Technology
  • Positive Response Telemarketing Agency
  • Powerhouse Museum
  • Premier Media Group
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • Procare Injury Management
  • Procter and Gamble
  • Pulse Pharmacy
  • Pymble Gold Club
  • Qantas Airways
  • Radio 2UE
  • Railcorp
  • Random House Australia
  • Randwick Presbyterian Church
  • Readers Digest
  • Refugee Council of Australia
  • Retail Pharmacies
  • Right Angle Studio
  • Riverside Theatres
  • Roads & Traffic Authority of NSW
  • Rococopop Pty Ltd
  • Rowing New South Wales
  • Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children
  • Royal North Shore Hospital
  • Rural Press Publishing Ltd
  • Samsung
  • Sandeman's New Europe Tours
  • SBS
  • Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals
  • Screen NSW
  • Seal Capital
  • Self Employed
  • Sensis - whereis.com
  • Service Seeking Pty Ltd
  • Sherlock Groups; Maven Financial
  • Shushinbou
  • Smalti Australia
  • Social Security Appeals Tribunal
  • Solutions Marketing and Research
  • South Eastern Sydney & Illawarra Health Service
  • South Eastern Sydney Illawarra Health Service
  • South Western Regional Tenants Association
  • Sova Imports
  • Staff IT Recruitment
  • staffing.com.au
  • State Library of Nsw
  • State Water Corporation
  • Stellar Call Centres
  • Step One College
  • Step Up
  • Stockland
  • Suillvan and Strumphs Fine Art
  • Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University
  • Suncorp
  • Sydney College of English
  • Sydney Essential Oil Company
  • Sydney Harbour Forshore Authority
  • Sydney Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Sydney Opera House
  • Sydney Talent
  • Sydney Water
  • Synapse Medical Services
  • Tabcorp
  • TAFE NSW
  • Taronga Conservation Society Australia
  • Teach and Talk in Korea
  • Tear Australia
  • Telstra
  • The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
  • The Australian Museum
  • The Bridge Youth Refuge
  • The Cancer Council NSW
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • The Cobra Group
  • The Crusadar Union of Australia
  • The Image Bureau
  • The Japan Foundation - Sydney
  • Thermo Fisher Scientific Australia
  • Tonkin Corporation
  • Toyota
  • Truong Enterprise
  • Unilever Australasia
  • Unison
  • United Care Ageing
  • United States Study Centre - University of Sydney
  • Universal Music Australia
  • University of New South Wales
  • University of Newcastle
  • University of Sydney
  • University of Sydney Union
  • University of Technology Sydney
  • Various Churches
  • Veolia Water Australia
  • Victoria University
  • Victorian Department of Justice
  • Voyager
  • Waitangi Tribunal
  • Walsh & Associates
  • Waratahs Rugby
  • Western District Health Services
  • Westpac
  • White Cloud Trading
  • WHK Horwath
  • Winday International
  • Womens Collage - University Of Sydney
  • Wong & Mayes Chartered Accountants
  • Woodbury Autism Education and Research
  • Woolwich Pier Hotel
  • Woolworths
  • Work Cover NSW
  • Workventures
  • World Education Program Australia
  • World Wide Fund For Nature - Madagascar
  • YMCA Sydney
  • Youth Action & Policy Association
  • Zaraf Consulting
  • Zest Healthcare and Communications