Career Opportunities

Business

Earning an associate in science degree or certificate in business from Allan Hancock College will help you gain the technical skills necessary to begin a successful entry-level career in a variety of fields. Career opportunities in the following concentrations of study are shown with current estimated wage estimates to give you reasonable employment expectations after graduation.

General Business and Management

Entry-level careers are available in the following areas:

  • Business Management
  • Business Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Marketing
  • Human Resource Management

The salary for entry-level jobs rests solidly in the $25,000 - $35,000 range according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov). Your pay will increase with experience. Professional business managers are both highly skilled and highly paid and can earn $40,000 to $98,000 annually depending on education and experience.

Marketing

Earning an associate in science degree in marketing from Allan Hancock College will provide you with the skills necessary to pursue a successful career in:

  • Event planning
  • Marketing sales
  • Brand/ product management
  • Online retail
  • Marketing consultation
  • Public relations
  • Advertising
  • Market research
  • Promotions

Starting salaries for marketing majors average $43,325 annually, while marketing managers have a median income of $111,130, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov). Students graduating from Allan Hancock College with an A.S. in marketing can expect to earn $20 and up hourly.

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"The academy has shown me a lot more than I even suspected. It's showed me the physical demands that you need to reach and the instructors push you over the limits just so that when go to do the real thing you can achieve that. You'll push yourself and eventually reach the limits that you thought you were never capable of. You get really hands-on with all your crew and working with each of the instructors. The most valuable thing that I've learned in the academy is learning to work to your own level of excellence. Being at the college has been a great experience."
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Last Modified Jan 21, 2014