General Education Requirements
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The Associate of General Education degree program is designed for students who wish to broaden their overall knowledge in a variety of subjects, such as English, history, and science. Courses are not selected to train students in one area of knowledge, but to broaden their general knowledge and career prospects, or prepare them for transfer to a four-year degree program.
The Bachelor's degree offers students the ability to design a unique degree plan while meeting their academic institution's general requirements. This flexibility allows students to complete a bachelor degree that offers an element of individualism absent in many other degrees specific to a particular discipline.
General Education Careers
The career trajectory of people with a General Education degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with General Education degrees have experience in is Education Administrator, followed by Career Counselor, Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Agricultural Inspector, High School Teacher, Professor, Explosives Worker, School Counselor, and Food Server.
|Career||% of graduates||% of population||Multiple|
|Special Education Teacher||1.6%||0.2%||8.8×|
|High School Teacher||1.4%||0.2%||8.6×|
General Education Salary
General Education graduates earn on average $34k, putting them in the 25th percentile of earners with a degree.
|Percentile||Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)|
|25th (bottom earners)||$26k|
|Median (average earners)||$34k|
|75th (top earners)||$41k|
General Education Underemployment
General Education graduates are moderately employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.
|Employment Type||Proportion of graduates|
|Jobs that don't require college||28%|