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Get a career boost with a bachelor’s degree

It’s common knowledge that the higher your education level, the greater your potential to earn a bigger paycheck — and the less likely you are to be unemployed. Set the tone for your future by enrolling in an online bachelor’s degree program. If you have not settled on a defined career yet, a degree in interdisciplinary studies could give you a wide variety of options.

Education pays off

Based on the most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employees with a bachelor’s degree earned nearly twice as much as those with just a high school diploma. Below is a quick summary of the BLS report showing average salary by education level and corresponding unemployment rates for people age 25 and older:

  • No high school diploma – $488 weekly; 9 percent unemployment
  • High school diploma only – $668 weekly; 6 percent
  • Some college; no degree – $741 weekly; 6 percent
  • Associate’s degree – $792 weekly; 4.5 percent
  • Bachelor’s degree – $1,101 weekly; 3.5 percent
  • Master’s degree – $1,326 weekly; 2.8 percent
  • Doctoral degree – $1,591 weekly; 2.1 percent

Customize your online degree

An online Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies could enhance your existing career with a boost in pay and responsibilities, or it may prepare you for a new job elsewhere. An online interdisciplinary studies degree is self-directed and falls outside the boundaries of a standard academic department. You will take required classes in math, English, science, arts and humanities and a foreign language. With an adviser’s help, you can select other courses from two or more disciplines to create a customized degree based on your personal interests and goals. Students in an interdisciplinary studies degree program usually choose a themed program, such as occupational health and safety; media relations in sports; public health awareness; or law enforcement communication and information. Other classes in leadership, professional development, and problem solving can help you develop skills that employers typically desire.

Career choices

You have numerous career options with an online degree in interdisciplinary studies. According to College Factual, a website that uses outcomes-based data to help students choose a college, interdisciplinary studies graduates may have careers as teachers, counselors, international relations specialists, lab technicians, public relations professionals, business managers, entrepreneurs and writers, among other occupations.

Your desired salary is based on education. Start your online bachelor’s degree now; classes are 100 percent online and accessible 24-7. Reduce your unemployment risk and increase your chances to earn more with an online bachelor’s degree.

Learn more about the Arkansas State online BS in Interdisciplinary Studies program.


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