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What jobs can you get with an Associate of Arts degree, if any?

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I will be graduating high school with an Associate of Arts degree through an early college program at a private university and I was wondering if the degree would help me get a job while in college? What things could I do with the degree/what opportunities would it give me, internship and job-wise?
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What is your Associate of Arts degree in Michal? John Frick Translate
I'm not too sure, I guess it would be in humanities. Michal T. Translate
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John’s Answer

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Congratulations Michal on your remarkable accomplishment, you can totally do anything you set your psyche too. I am confident of your abilities that you will make the most of your education and will achieve new heights of success in the future.

MEDICAL FIELD – The medical field is easily one of the fastest-growing sectors in the American job market. Simply put, there is a massive demand for medical workers, from nursing aides to personal care providers, the healthcare industry is a sector that can withstand economic downturns and remain strong. Much of this need is driven by the aging baby boomer generation and adjustments to healthcare laws. Michal, below are a few examples of high-growth medical-related jobs.

• MRI Technologist
• Dental Hygienist
• Medical Assistants
• Physical Therapy

IT SUPPORT – IT is a great place to explore a career. You can find work in a wide variety of industries, like business, government and manufacturing. Businesses and individuals need computers, networks, and new programs to assists companies and organizations with managing hardware, software, networking and solving problems, they’ll also need people who know how to set up these technologies and implement them effectively. Michal here are some of the high-growth jobs in technology.

• Web Developers
• Computer Network Specialist

LEGAL OFFICE SUPPORT – The expected demand for more legal professionals is driven by an increased need for legal work among individuals and businesses. Legal support specialists perform administrative and secretarial duties in a law firm and will assist lawyers with documents, record keeping and database maintenance. Additional responsibilities may include filing, word processing, scheduling and data entry. This need will drive increases support in the positions below Michal.

• Paralegals
• Legal Assistants

I Hope this was Helpful Michal
Thank you so much I appreciate the feedback and list of options! Michal T. Translate
Your Welcome Michal, It was my Pleasure. The more we praise and celebrate life, the more there is in life to celebrate. John Frick Translate
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Paula’s Answer

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Wow that is fantastic, and congrats on your upcoming graduation. I would advise speaking with your school's guidance department as many businesses work with schools offering internships for students. Many years ago I had an internship at the US Postal Service. This was an exciting opportunity, giving me the exposure to working in a professional setting and given my own set of responsibilities. I learned a lot from the professionals that I worked with and I carry that with me many years later. In the last few years, our company offered internships in our offices. This is a great opportunity to work within a company, get a little experience in the field and be mentored by some experienced professionals . Many times internships turn into full time employment positions, and this is a nice enhancement for your resume as well. Having a degree prior to graduating from high school is a tremendous achievement, and that shows dedication and commitment. Best of luck to you:)
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Mike’s Answer

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There are many jobs that don't have specific requirements of a certain degree. I thought that when I got a Bachelors degree that I would have many jobs just waiting for me to start if I wanted to. Wrong. The degree helps but do not make the mistake to think that employers simply look at the degree and then hire you, That's why education and/or degrees are just part of a resume.

You should learn everything about the job you want and make sure it is what you want to do. Get to know someone who does that job, see what they do, how they do it and look for ways you could do it better. When you apply, send a cover-letter with your resume explaining what you learned and what you think about the job, and how you would succeed. I hope that helps, good luck to you.
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Jim’s Answer

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I see you focus was on Humanities, I would suggest looking into historical homes, sites and museums in your area that hire entry level docents/tour guides. I spent two summers as a docent at a local gilded age home here in the Berkshires and it was an incredible experience that really developed my ability to speak in public, give informed answers to questions and think on my feet. Plus you get to see a lot of the cool behind the scenes workings, such as, development of new tour types and interpretations of artifacts within the site.
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Marianne’s Answer

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With such a degree perhaps look into potential opportunities at museums regardless of how small they are. Also if you like kids there may be art programs at local community recreational programs or daycare businesses. Good luck!
Thank you I will look into this! Michal T. Translate
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Jacie’s Answer

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Congratulations! In addition to all the other great advise, I would suggest looking at employers and industries you are drawn to. The job and experience are much more fulfilling if you are working for something you believe in or have interest for. Find companies in an industry that intrigues you, and learn about them. What is their vision? Do you share similar values? You just may find something that takes you down a path you didn't know existed.
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Priya’s Answer

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Jobs associated with an associate of arts degree are:

Preschool teacher
Industrial designer
Paralegal
Human resources manager
Executive assistant
Operations manager
Account executive
Creative assistant
Graphic designer
Administrative assistant
Customer service representative

Hope this helps!
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Priya’s Answer

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Jobs associated with an associate of arts degree are:

Preschool teacher
Industrial designer
Paralegal
Human resources manager
Executive assistant
Operations manager
Account executive
Creative assistant
Graphic designer
Administrative assistant
Customer service representative

Hope this helps!
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Jaclyn’s Answer

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Congrats! You can always look into Graphic designer or maybe Creative assistant.
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Brian’s Answer

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Congratulations Michal! Having that degree on your resume coming out of high school is impressive and certainly displays your ability to succeed and work hard.

You've got some great advice above. I would add, while it can be difficult in today's economy to find jobs in the arts field, they are out there and there are many association job boards you can access to find part-time, summer or intern work. You will find specific to arts, internships and prior experience does matter.

And don't be afraid to look a little outside your direct field of study to gain job experience. The good thing about Arts and Humanities is it can give you a broad view of the world and really good communication and people skills.

I work in "Banking"- you would think it's a bunch of Finance majors. Not always so. We find a lot of folks that majored in Arts, History Psych and more!

Good luck in your journey!
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Blake’s Answer

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Hey Michal,

I would recommend contacting a local museum and see if they have internships.

Thanks,
Blake
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Karleen’s Answer

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Hi Rosemary
I think liberal arts educations really allow you to explore different career trajectories. I personally also went to a liberal arts school and have worked for a variety of organizations and now at a financial institution. It really depends on what your interests are and the networks you are able to build.
The best thing to do, is research an organization that moves you, or just in general work that you are already interested in. See if you can google leadership positions at that organization and then reach out to individuals there who you can have a conversation with. Networks are super important and the more you build them the more you will feel confident going into a new field.
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Lorena’s Answer

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Jobs You Can Find with an Associate Arts Degree
Preschool teacher
Industrial designer
Paralegal
Executive assistant
Account executive
Graphic designer
Administrative assistant
Customer service representative
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Jacie’s Answer

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Congratulations! In addition to all the other great advise, I would suggest looking at employers and industries you are drawn to. The job and experience are much more fulfilling if you are working for something you believe in or have interest for. Find companies in an industry that intrigues you, and learn about them. What is their vision? Do you share similar values? You just may find something that takes you down a path you didn't know existed.
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Teri’s Answer

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First, congratulations on completing an associates degree while in High School. That is amazing! An arts degree will assist you in the future of Arts. It will not help you if you choose to do a lateral move into a science related degree.

Having a degree as you are graduating high school/college will show any potential employers that you are a go getter, dedicated and have a willingness to succeed. There are many opportunities in the world, some are self-made. You stated you are job seeking and not career seeking. This is an important difference. If you are looking for a job to pass the time and earn a living, then choose an area/field that will allow you to continue with your education. If you are looking for a career, explore possible paid internships in a field that is of interest to you. Stick with your passion and you will succeed. Your future looks bright!
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Jaclyn’s Answer

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Congrats! You can always look into Graphic designer or maybe Creative assistant.
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Pace’s Answer

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Congratulations on your high school graduation and for also getting your early degree at the university. Very Impressive. As others have said, you are not limited by your degree in arts and I would encourage you to explore a range of internships or similar opportunities. My career path is not what one would have expected with my major in business and I have worked with a number of colleagues over the years with degrees in areas other than what they were doing. The common thread was often taking an internship or job in an interesting opportunity that resulted in a new perspective and career path.

Also know that whatever internship or job you might take, if you end up not being that interested, you can always explore a new direction but keep an open mind.

Best of luck,
-Pace
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Paula’s Answer

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Wow that is fantastic, and congrats on your upcoming graduation. I would advise speaking with your school's guidance department as many businesses work with schools offering internships for students. Many years ago I had an internship at the US Postal Service. This was an exciting opportunity, giving me the exposure to working in a professional setting and given my own set of responsibilities. I learned a lot from the professionals that I worked with and I carry that with me many years later. In the last few years, our company offered internships in our offices. This is a great opportunity to work within a company, get a little experience in the field and be mentored by some experienced professionals . Many times internships turn into full time employment positions, and this is a nice enhancement for your resume as well. Having a degree prior to graduating from high school is a tremendous achievement, and that shows dedication and commitment. Best of luck to you:)
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Pace’s Answer

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Congratulations on your high school graduation and for also getting your early degree at the university. Very Impressive. As others have said, you are not limited by your degree in arts and I would encourage you to explore a range of internships or similar opportunities. My career path is not what one would have expected with my major in business and I have worked with a number of colleagues over the years with degrees in areas other than what they were doing. The common thread was often taking an internship or job in an interesting opportunity that resulted in a new perspective and career path.

Also know that whatever internship or job you might take, if you end up not being that interested, you can always explore a new direction but keep an open mind.

Best of luck,
-Pace
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Yvette’s Answer

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That is amazing!! Congrats. I would recommend making sure your resume is college ready. Here is a helpful video:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=JuVYWUo2meE
Although this video is helpful for when the student starts thinking about building their resume, it doesn't answer their question. What types of jobs can people get with their AAs? Gurpreet Lally Translate
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Rosemary’s Answer

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Congrats! I agree with all the folks saying to find things you are interested in and exploring jobs in those areas. When looking for jobs you should look for something that you enjoy doing and also gives you good opportunities to grow and learn.
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