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A liberal arts degree is very valuable in today s job market and it will definitely give you many options to choose from on where you want to start your career . It provides you with tangible, practical skills that employers value highly and that will never be obsolete. They include:
-analytical and knowledge-building skills;
-evaluative and critical thinking skills;
-creative thinking skills;
-effective oral and written communication skills;
-critical and reflective reading skills;
-problem solving and pattern intelligence skills;
-synthesis skills and the ability to express the results of analysis and evaluation;
-the ability to pose meaningful questions that advance understanding and knowledge;
-the ability to conduct research and organize material effectively;
-information literacy and other skills associated with learning how to learn;
- the exercise of independent judgment and ethical decision-making;
- the ability to meet goals, manage time, and complete a project successfully;
-self-confidence and self-understanding;
- the ability to cooperate with others and work in teams;
-a sensitivity to individuals and tolerance of cultural differences;
-the ability to use equipment; and
-an informed openness to new information technologies.
Ever consider a career in technical writing? What I love the most about my job is that it s never the same. For the most part I work for the defense industry writing technical manuals on how to use various military technologies. One minute I could be writing a manual for a cargo plane, the next for a tactical fighter, or the next an unmanned aerial vehicle (or UAV, you can check it out on this link: http://www.insitu.com/systems/scaneagle ). The subjects of the manuals are always changing and are very exciting to work with, but for the most part it dealt with maintenance. I would have to write manuals on how to remove and install parts and components, maintain, inspect, or operate the product. The demand for writers in this field is great.