General Studies Careers
Are you interested in earning a degree,
but enjoy the study of too many subjects to pick one major? Many
students find themselves in this situation; if you’re hesitant to choose
one major, and risk missing some really interesting course work in
another field, consider a general studies degree. Graduates will have
thousands of career options, as the general studies degree is one of the
most versatile programs available. Within the general studies program
you will have the opportunity to structure your degree according to your
interests, providing you with completely customizable career options.
Here are a few of many
career options with a general studies degree:
Services Manager– As an administrative services manager your
responsibility will be to plan and organize projects and services.
Nearly every industry, both public and private, employs administrative
services managers. This career will cover a lot of general
administrative responsibilities within an organization, including
coordinating projects, reporting progress to upper-management and
hiring/firing personnel. It’s a great career to begin in if you have
aspirations of being an upper-level manager.
Curator– If you’re interested in art history, add a few business and
marketing classes to become qualified for a career as a museum curator.
Museums and art galleries need individuals who know the art industry,
and can put together a great show that the public will love. They are
also involved in overseeing a museum’s collection, and buying or
borrowing additional works for display. It’s a fascinating and
culturally rich career opportunity for the general studies graduate.
- Real Estate Agent– Real estate agents generally work
independently or for real estate firms. The career requires business
savvy and an understanding of real estate law, so chose classes that
focus on business, marketing and communications.
- Postmaster– This
government career requires the supervision of a post office and the
operations that go on within it. Organization and management skills are
important, as well as some experience in the USPS. Take courses that
focus on management and communication if interested in this career, and
try to secure an entry-level postal position to gain experience.
- Entrepreneur– If you have an idea for a start-up
business, a general studies degree can be the perfect way to get the
specific training you need to get started. Take a few business classes,
while studying the areas in which your business will operate. This ‘make
your own degree’ then ‘make your own career’ combination is the ideal
application for a general studies degree.