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Online AA in General Studies: Career Outlook

Get Ready to Advance Your Career

With the 100% online associate degree in general studies, you’ll be equipped to enter the job market competitively, secure career advancement opportunities, or continue your education with a bachelor’s degree.

Financial Clerk

$40,540/year4

As a financial clerk, you would support the inner workings of an office to ensure it operates smoothly. In addition to the administrative work you would perform, you would also maintain records, offer customer service, and administer financial exchanges. Financial clerks earn an average salary of $40,540, and there were 1,343,400 positions as of 2019.

Police, Fire, and Ambulance Dispatcher

$41,910/year3

In cases of urgency, police, fire, and ambulance dispatchers intervene to help get the right emergency personnel to the right place at the right time. As a dispatcher, you would help facilitate clear communication in the appropriate channels to ensure emergencies are addressed. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, dispatcher positions are expected to grow by 6%, and those positions earn a median salary of $41,910.

Additional roles for online associate’s degree in general studies include:

  • Administrative assistant
  • Office manager
  • Customer service representative
  • Sales associate
  • Receptionist

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Program Outcomes: Work in a Variety of Industries

When you complete this program, you will be able to:

Ensuring Your Success Beyond Graduation

From the moment you become a student at Methodist University, you’ll have access to the support needed to obtain career readiness skills, internships, employment, and other career opportunities. And you can tap into a wide variety of career services long after you’ve graduated.

Here are just a few examples of what you can expect for career support as a student or alumnus. You can benefit from all of them remotely.

Individual and Group Workshops

Whether you need help with assessing your skills and defining your career goals or want a crash course in job searching, our staff can help.

Career Readiness

MU Career Services is committed to empowering students with career readiness tools. Contact us for details about our signature programs, the MU Career Challenge and the Senior Seminar Series.

Mock Interviews

Learn how to respond confidently to general and behavioral interview questions while articulating your strengths with mock interviews.

Resume and Cover Letter Assistance

Get feedback on how your resume and cover letters can stand out from the competition and showcase what you offer to organizations.

MU Career Hub

The MU Career Hub is your resource for job announcements, event registrations, and other Career Services information from the Office of Student Affairs. Join us each spring for the career fair. Stay up to date by creating a Purple Briefcase account today. You should also follow us on social media (Instagram and Facebook) for the latest job postings and event announcements.