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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I moved to the United States in 2012. My English was very limited, so I decided to enroll in noncredit ESL courses in the summer of that same year. By fall of 2013 after hard work and dedication, I was ready to transition to credit ESL. The sooner I started credit ESL the better, but as a new California resident the tuition was more expensive since I had to pay out of state tuition, so I decided to wait for a year to attend credit class at AHC. AHC has great student support programs that I utilized; for example, AIM, EOPS, CAN/TRIO, and the Tutorial Center. I recommend everyone to take advantage of these services and to ask for help from your instructors when needed.
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