Employment Outlook

Are you ready to succeed in the Pacific Rim?

Between 2000 and 2010 United States exports to China climbed markedly. By the end of the decade, they had increased by 468%.1

Impressive!

However, in the State of Connecticut, exports to China2  exploded 1,237% during that same period.
With the stunning economic rise of China, a new generation of American professionals is needed. The U.S. Department of Labor and the Department of Commerce point to the spiraling demand for trained professionals who understand the culture, traditions, and critical languages of the Pacific Rim, which encompasses China, Korea, Japan, Southeast Asia, as well as the United States, Canada, Chile, and Australia. Those with the needed expertise will lead the way in allowing their governments, firms and agencies to break through in these areas both locally and internationally.

The University of Bridgeport’s Masters in East Asian and Pacific Rim Studies will help you to develop needed expertise, and do so in UB’s College of Public and International Affairs learner-friendly environment. The career tracks and possibilities are countless. Professionals with expertise in the Pacific Rim are needed today for:

  • Cross-cultural management
  • Client relations
  • Risk analysis
  • Diplomacy
  • Investment strategy
  • Regional marketing
  • Public Relations
  • Labor Relations
  • Journalism
  • Non-governmental and intergovernmental organizational management
  • Education and Research

1  US Exports to China by State 2000-2010 Edition, (Washington, D.C.: US-China Business Council), 2011, p. 5.
2  Ibid., p. 17.