Pathway to Profession

Your Path to a Great Career

Anything is possible with a degree from Friends.

A great career starts with a great education, and Friends will be with you every step of the way. With Pathway to Profession, we don’t just point you in the right direction. We also give you the tools you need to reach your destination – a rewarding career in the field of your choosing.

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Undergraduate Programs

Visual Art

Advertising Designer
Animator
Gallery Director
Graphic Artists/Designers
Interior Design
Commercial Artist
Professor/Instructor/Teacher
Creative Director
Set Designer
Fashion Design

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Art Education

Art and Design Educator
Artist
Art Sales
Creative Arts Therapist
Curator
Graphic Designer
Summer Art Camp Director
Museum Educator
Photojournalist
Special Needs Educator Social Activist
Teaching Artist

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Biochemistry

Analytic Biochemist
Clinical Laboratory Technologist
Criminalist
Immunologist
Medical Technologist
Microbiologist
Quality Control Technician
Research Assistant
Toxicologist

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Biology

General Biology
Field Biology
Air Pollution Control Specialist
Aquatic Biologist
Biology Teacher/Instructor/Professor
Conservation Biologist
Ecologist
Environmental Consultant
Laboratory Technologist
Microbiologist
Public Health Educator
Wildlife Management Biologist

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Business Administration

Account Executive
Bank Officer
Business Analyst
Buyer
Contract Administrator
Financial Planning
Management Consultant
Market Research Analyst
Operations and Lending
Public Administration
Systems Analyst

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Chemistry

Air Pollution Specialist
Analytical Chemist
Biochemist
Bio-Organic Chemist
Chemical Engineer
Chemist
Clinical Chemist
Education / Teacher / Instructor / Professor
Forensic Science
Quality Control Specialist
Industrial Chemist

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Communications

Advertising Account Executive
Assistant Brand Manager
Copywriter
Editorial Staff
Event Planner
Graphic Designer
Journalist
Marketing Specialist
Public Relations
Social Media Marketing

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Criminal Justice

Corrections Officer
Detective
Fraud Investigator
Homeland Security Agent
Legal Assistant
Parole Officer
Police Officer
Private Investigator
State Trooper
Sheriff's Deputy

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English

Advertising Copywriter
Communications Specialist
Copy Editor
Copywriter
Editor
Grant/Proposal Writer
Journalist
Professor/Instructor/Teacher
Research/Writer
Technical Writer

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Finance

Budget Analyst
Business Systems Analyst
Credit Analyst
Financial Analyst
Financial Examiners/Auditor
Financial Planner
Investment Banker
Loan Counselor
Portfolio Management
Underwriter

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Health & Physical Education

Athletic Director/Trainer
Coaching - Individual & Team Sports
Exercise Technician
Health/Fitness Specialist
Personal Trainer
Wellness/Fitness Center Director
Youth Program Coordinator
Health Services Coordinator

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Health Management

Employee Wellness Manager
Group Fitness Instructor
Health Services Coordinator
Health/Fitness Specialist
Health Educator
Health Facility Manager
Personal Trainer
Wellness/Fitness Center Director
Youth Program Coordinator

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Health Sciences

Medical Office Specialist
Physician Associate
Clinical Research Associate
Forensic Scientist
Health & Safety Inspector
Healthcare Scientist
Clinical Biochemistry
Research Assistant
Scientific Laboratory Technician
Toxicologist

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History & Political Science

Administrator/Director of Historical Societies
Congressional Staff Member
Elected Public Official
Foreign Service Official
Historian/Researcher
Lobbyist
Museum Educator
Public Administrator
Teacher
Genealogist

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International Business

Business Analyst
Foreign Trade Consultant/Specialist
Export Sales Representative
Foreign Affairs Specialist
Global Sourcing (Procurement) Specialist
Financial Analyst
Import/Export Administrator/Specialist
International Account Representative
International Banking
Supply Chain Manager

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Marketing

Advertising Executive
Brand Manager
Business Development Associate
Market Research Analyst
Marketing Consultant/Specialist
Product Manager
Public Relations
Sales Manager
Social Media Marketing

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Mathematics

Actuary
Cost Analyst
Economist
Engineering Support Technician
Loan Officer/Trust Officer
Mathematician
Methods Analyst
Professor/Instructor/Teacher
Statistician (Mathematical)
Underwriter

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Music

Arranger/Copyist
Composer
Conductor
Lyricist
Producer
Professor/Instructor/Teacher
Recording Artist
Recording Engineer
Studio Musician
Vocalist

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Music Education

Composer
Elementary School Teacher
High School Teacher
Middle School Teacher
Music Arranger and Orchestrator
Music Director
Music Teacher
Musician
Private Lesson Instructor
Singer

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Physical Education

Physical Education Teacher
Coach
Athletic Director/Trainer
Community/Commercial Recreation Director
Fitness Consultant
Human Kinetics Specialist
Personal Trainer
Physical Therapist/Assistant
Professional Sports Referee/Judge/Umpire
Professional Sports Scout

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Psychology

Clinical Psychologist
Educational Psychologist
Industrial/Organizational Psychologist
Marriage/Family/Child Counselor
Mental Health Assistant
Professor/Instructor/Teacher
Psychologist
Rehabilitation Counselor
School Psychologist/Counselor
Social Psychologist

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Sociology

Behavior Specialist
Economic Development
EEO Officer
Health Educator
Professor/Instructor/Teacher
Rehabilitation Officer
Social Security Representative
Social Worker
Sociologist
Urban Planner

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Spanish

Bilingual Teacher/Professor
Diplomat
Foreign Language Teacher
Foreign Service Officer
Foreign Student Advisor
Immigration Inspector
International Relations
Interpreter
Missionary
Translator

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Spanish Education

Foreign Language Interpreter
Foreign Language Professor
Foreign Language Translator
Foreign Student Adviser
High School Teacher
Middle School Teacher
Principal
Superintendent
Tutoring Services

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Speech/Theater Education

Actor
Director
High School Teacher
Middle School Teacher
Forensics/Debate Coach
Playwright
Public Speaking Coach
Professional / Community / Religious / Technical / Children's Theatre
Producer
Scriptwriter/Editor
Stage Manager

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Theatre

Actor/Actress
Costume Designer
Director
Drama Instructor
Media
Playwright
Producer
Professor/Instructor/Teacher
Stage Manager
Talent Agent

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Zoo Science

Animal Nutritionist
Animal Trainer & Coordinator
Aquarist
Aviculturist
Carnivore Keeper
Conservation Coordinator
Education Coordinator
Enrichment Specialist
Herpetologist
Large Mammal Keeper
Marine Mammal Keeper
Research Biologist
Volunteer Coordinator
Wildlife Rehabilitation Specialist
Zoo Educator
Zookeeper

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Adult Undergraduate Programs

Business Management

Account Executive
Bank Officer
Business Analyst
Buyer
Contract Administrator
Financial Planning
Management Consulting
Market Research Analyst
Public Administration
Systems Analyst

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Computer Information Systems

Applications Programmer
Games Developer
Information Technology
Management Information Systems
Network Administrator
PC Support Specialist
Software Engineer
Systems Programmer
Web Designer/Developer
Webmaster

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Cyber Security

Certified Ethical Hacker
Information Assurance Engineer
Information Security Analyst
IT Auditor
Network Architect
Network Engineer
Security Engineer
Systems Administrator

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Elementary Education

Elementary School Teacher
Librarian
Guidance Counselor
Health Educator
Instructional Designer
Writer or Editor

Human Resource Management

Benefits Administrator
Compensation Analyst
Contract Recruiter
Employment Law Specialist
Human Resources Generalist
Human Resources Specialist
Safety Coordinator
Staffing Consultant
Training and Development Specialist
Union Relations

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Psychology

Clinical Psychologist
Educational Psychologist
Industrial/Organizational Psychologist
Marriage/Family/Child Counselor
Mental Health Assistant
Professor/Instructor/Teacher
Psychologist
Rehabilitation Counselor
School Psychologist/Counselor
Social Psychologist

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Graduate Programs

Cyber Security

Certified Ethical Hacker
Chief Information Security Officer
Forensics Investigator
Information Security Analyst
Security Consultant
Security/Information Director or Manager
Network Architect
Systems Engineer
Network Engineer
Systems Integrator

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Family Therapy

Behavioral Health Supervisor
Case Manager
Child Therapist
Clinical Therapist
Community Based Therapist
Director of Counseling Services
Marriage & Family Therapist
Mental Health Program Specialist
Psychotherapist
School Based Therapist
Trauma Counselor

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Global MBA

Foreign Service Officer
Foreign Trade Consultant/Specialist
Global Sourcing Specialist
Import/Export Administrator/Specialist
Cross-Cultural Negotiator
International Account Representative
International Banking
Customs Broker
Export Sales Director
Foreign Affairs Specialist

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Health Care Leadership

Assisted Living Director
Clinical Education Manager
Community Health Program Manager
Director of Development
Director of Nursing
Healthcare Consultant
Health Facility Manager
Hospital Administrator
Nursing Home Administrator
Social Service Manager

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Information Security

Chief Information Security Officer
Data Security Strategist
Security Architect
Forensics Investigator
Security Consultant
Information Security Analyst
Security/Information Director or Manager
Systems Administrator
Network Architect
Systems Engineer

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Management Information Systems

Chief Information Officer
Computer Systems Analyst
Database Manager
Director of Information Technology
Human Resource Information Systems Manager
Information Technology Consultant
Information Systems Manager
Management Consultant
Network Administrator
Video Game Designer
Web Designer/Developer

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Master of Education

Academic Advisor
Academic Program Chair
Curriculum Development/Design
Early Childhood Specialist
Education Consultant
School Administrator
Teacher - K-12
Teacher - Special Education
Training & Education Specialist

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Professional MBA

Bank Officer
Business Strategy & Development
Management Consulting
Marketing/Sales Management
Project Management
Supply Chain Management
Training & Development Manager
Public Relations Director
Risk Management

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