Career Resources by Discipline/Major

Deaf Studies

What can I do with this Discipline/major?


Common Career Titles for Deaf Studies from the Occupational Outlook Handbook:

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)

Teaching Careers
Deaf School
Mainstream School
Itinerant Teacher
Family Education
Teaching Assistant

Additional Resources - Careers in Deaf Studies

Vault Downloadable Guides

  • Career Launcher: Education
  • Career Launcher: Health Care Providers
  • Career Launcher: Nonprofit Organizations
  • Vault Career Guide to Social Work

Follow these instructions to download the guides listed above:

  1. Log in to (The first time you log in, you will need to follow the "New to Vault?" instructions. You must use your TU email address to create an account.)
  2. Click on the "Guides" tab on the far right
  3. Click on "All Guides (A to Z)" and scroll through the list to find the title you want.
  4. Click the "View Guide" button to access the guide

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.


TU Deaf Studies Department Internship Coordinator: Sheryl Cooper, Ph.D


Research/Internship Opportunities:

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 Career Mentor Database) to learn more about specific opportunities and organizations.


The sample resumes are provided for your information. We encourage you to look at the resume sample for your major in addition to the other samples that are included in our resume sample 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 Web site. You can practice your interview skills online via Big Interview or schedule a mock interview with a Career Center staff member.

  • Provide an experience in which you successfully translated messages simultaneously or consecutively into ASL. How did you ensure that message content, context, and style were maintained?
  • Describe an experience in which you adapted interpretations to students' cognitive and grade levels.

Professional Associations

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.

Related Towson University Student Organizations:



The Career Center
7800 York Road Building, Suite 206 (map)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Call to schedule an appointment.
Express Hours Fall and Spring Semester: Monday – Thursday, 1 - 4 p.m.
(No appointment needed for 15-minute consultation)

Phone: 410-704-2233
Fax: 410-704-3459

Department of Audiology, Speech-Language Pathology and Deaf Studies

Academic Advising

Study Abroad

Career Mentor Database

Related Student Groups

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Learn more about careers in deaf studies by visiting the career resource library.

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