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
- 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.
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
- Market research
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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"Deciding to go back to school to learn English and obtain my GED has been one of the most important decisions I ever made. My credit ESL instructors guided and helped me to adjust to my new life as a student. They understood me as a student and as a person. Being a full-time worker, a full-time student, and a mother of three was not easy, but my instructors encouraged me to keep going. They spent time with me revising my writing and giving me feedback to improve my English, even after class time. They made me feel welcome and proud of being a student later in life. Now, I am a Hancock graduate with three AAs and am currently attending Cal Poly. I'm here because my instructors encouraged me to never give up. My ESL instructors believed in me even before I started believing in myself. It has been a long and not so easy road but I now know that I can reach all my goals."
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