General Studies Job Outlook

General Studies careers offer many opportunities for satisfaction and success in the job market. Depending on your personal and professional goals, an Associate Degree in General Studies can help you advance in your current career, embark on an entirely new path or lay the foundation for further education.

As a General Studies major, you will be ready for a wide range of entry-level career options that encompass fields from banking to sales to marketing communications. Your degree may also qualify you for an internship or apprenticeship position. At graduation you’ll be equipped with a broad base of skills highly desired by many employers. Therefore, a wide array of jobs will be available for you to choose from.

  • $50,230MEDIAN PAY
  • The U.S. Dept. of Labor reports a median salary of $50,230 for occupations requiring an associate degree.

A career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Click here for contact information on state licensing/regulatory boards and certain professional licensing information.

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SOURCE: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Employment Projections (April 18, 2016).