Professions for General Studies

What does a degree in General Studies do for me?

A General Studies degree can provide an opportunity for students to organize a study program that is both personally interesting and professionally relevant. Many individuals also choose a General Studies degree to obtain a promotion or improve their current employment standing.

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The value of a bachelor’s degree

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has some interested facts in regards to how valuable a bachelor’s degree can be. Their statistics show that the average person with a bachelor’s degree earned around 60% more than those with just a high school diploma in 2017. In addition, the unemployment rate for those with a bachelor’s degree in the U.S. in 2017 was close to 2.5% in comparison to 4.5% for those with just a high school diploma. It pays to have a solid education!

What Can You Do With a Degree In General Studies?

The list below provides ideas for potential areas of employment, but does not reflect all professional options for graduates of this versatile program. Representative Job Titles and Areas of Employment:

  • Account Management
  • Administrative/Office Management
  • Advertising/Promotions
  • Case Manager
  • Claims Representative
  • Client Relations
  • Community Services Management
  • Consumer Banking & Lending
  • Development Associate
  • Financial/Insurance Services
  • Fundraising
  • Human Services Professional
  • Management Trainee
  • Operations Management
  • Production Supervisor
  • Production Planner
  • Program Coordinator
  • Recruiter
  • Retail Management
  • Sales & Sales Management

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