What Can I Do With This Discipline/Major?
For helpful resources on your career opportunities, explore the “What Can I Do with
This Major” guides for audiology/speech pathology.
Some common career titles for this major include:
- Interpreters and Translator
- Kindergarten and Elementary School Teachers
- Social and Community Service Managers
- Social and Human Service Assistants
- Social Workers
- Special Education Teachers
- Speech-Language Pathologists
Other Job Titles:
Careers Working with Deaf People
- Addiction Services
- ASL Teacher
- Case Manager
- Cued Speech Transliterator
- Deafblind-related careers
- Educational Advocate
- Health Care
- Job Coach
- Lawyer with deaf clients
- Occupational Therapist
- Police/Parole Officer
- Program Coordinator
- Religious Careers
- Research Assistant
- School Psychologist
- Student Life Counselor
- Vocational Evaluator
- Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor
- Customer Service (Interpreter Referral Service)
- Deaf School
- Mainstream School
- Itinerant Teacher
- Family Education
- Teaching Assistant
For additional career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook
for hundreds of occupations, visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook.
Internships and Research Opportunities
Getting applied experience in your field is critical. The following resources will
allow you to learn more about your department’s opportunities and process, as well
introduce you to other major-specific internship posting resources. For more information,
email Sheryl Cooper, Ph.D., deaf studies department internship coordinator.
- Consider interning abroad! Search for opportunities by using the keyword "internship."
- Idealist: Search thousands of internships in the non-profit community
- Log in to Handshake to access Going Global and search for international internships
Careers and Jobs
The resources below are a starting point for your job search. In addition to making
use of the Internet to do research, we encourage you to talk to people in the fields
you are interested in (don’t forget to use TU’s Tiger Mentor Network) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.
Sample Resumes and Interview Questions
For major specific resume samples, we encourage you to look at the Sample Deaf Studies Resume (PDF) or Sample Deaf Studies Resume 2 (PDF) in addition to our Sample Resume Database.
Below are sample interview questions for your field. In preparing for the interview,
you’ll also want to review common interview questions (PDF) asked of all majors, thoroughly research the organization, dress professionally,
and visit the interview skills section of the Career Center’s website. You can practice your interview skills online
via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.
Common industry related questions
- Provide an experience in which you successfully translated messages simultaneously
or consecutively into ASL. How did you ensure that message content, context, and style
- Describe an experience in which you adapted interpretations to students' cognitive
and grade levels.
Professional associations offer many benefits to students, often including reduced-price
membership, mentorship programs, “careers in…” information, job and internship listings,
field-related conferences and publications, and much more. Be sure to check out sections
on the associations’ websites related to students, education, careers, etc.
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