The unemployment rate for U.S. residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher is considerably low – so low that the country could eventually run out of college-educated workers, according to recent data by Bloomberg Business. Enroll in an online Bachelor of General Studies program and place yourself among the most-desired employees in the nation.
Educated workers are in high demand
The scarcity of higher-degree holders is pretty good news if you are looking for a job and have at least a bachelor’s degree. Employers will be forced to bid for educated workers by offering higher salaries or other incentives, Bloomberg predicts. Hiring managers are looking for candidates with excellent skills in leadership, analysis, critical thinking, communication, problem solving and research – all of which can be developed while pursuing an online degree in general studies. Plus, a bachelor’s degree could help you stand out among your colleagues at your current job, or make you attractive to other employers.
Your online degree
In an online general studies degree program, you may enjoy learning about a wide variety of topics, including computers, history, public speaking and professional development. Courses in math, English, science, arts and humanities and the social sciences are required for an online degree in general studies. With the help of an adviser, you will also select an area of emphasis, such as:
- Technology (statistics, operations systems research, quality assurance)
- Criminology (criminal law, juvenile delinquency, police and society)
- Communications (public relations, crisis management, promotional writing)
- Health (public and community health, first aid, safety, consumer health)
- Physical education (PE curriculum, athletic training, sports ethics)
Jobs for general studies grads
A general studies degree is not specific to any industry, so it can qualify you to work almost anywhere. You could have a career in sales, business, education, marketing, advertising, retail, information science, project management, law enforcement, healthcare, public relations, journalism or another industry. And employees with a degree in general studies have an average starting salary of $41,605 — the highest among liberal arts graduates with a bachelor’s degree, according to recent data by the National Association of Colleges.
With an online degree in general studies, classes are 100 percent online, start times are flexible and you get 24-7 access to coursework and discussions. A higher salary and job security are within your reach.
Learn more about Arkansas State’s online Bachelor of General Studies program.