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Bachelor of Science in Professional and Liberal Studies Career Outlook

How much is a college degree worth? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a worker with a bachelor’s degree will earn about $1.2 million more over a typical 40-year career than someone with only a high school diploma. In a single year, government data show a college graduate earns, on average, an extra $30,805 on top of the average income earned by those without a degree*.

This makes education perhaps the most valuable investment in the world, and completing your Bachelor of Science in Professional and Liberal Studies (PLS) online at Saint Joseph’s University is flexible, convenient and cost-effective.

Average American Income Per Level of Education

Level of Education              
Average Income
No High School Diploma    $29,824
High School Diploma $38,800
Bachelor’s Degree $69,605
Master’s Degree $83,149

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2008

The career-oriented curriculum of the online PLS program is designed to help give you the skills needed to pursue opportunities in the career field of your choice. The program includes courses specifically devoted to career development, and an optional specialization in Organizational Development and Leadership that will help prepare you for upper management positions and maximum career mobility.

The key to a good job is good education, and there is no finer, more convenient or more supportive place to build the foundation for your future career than online at Saint Joseph’s University.

To learn more about the online Bachelor of Science in Professional and Liberal Studies program at Saint Joseph’s University and what it can do for your career, call (866) 758-7670 to speak with an admissions advisor or request more information.

*Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Current Population Survey, 2008, Total Money Earnings by Educational Attainment (http://www.census.gov/hhes/www/cpstables/032009/perinc/new04_001.htm), accessed 8/12/2010.

 

 

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