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Associate Degree Careers

When you earn an associate degree, you will have the foundation to either confidently enter today’s job market or begin a bachelor’s degree completion program at Boise State. The associate degree curriculum helps you establish the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in your professional and academic career.

Start setting the foundation for your education today – contact a Student Success Coach to answer your questions and help you apply for the associate of science degree or associate of arts degree.

What Can I Do with an Associate Degree?

The following statistics are from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor:

Possible Skills Gained

    • Written and oral communication
    • Critical thinking
    • Ethics
    • Diversity awareness
    • Mathematics
    • Natural, physical and applied sciences
    • Humanities and social sciences

Projected Jobs

11% growth in job fields requiring an associate degree by 2026

Median Salary

$55,870 or $26.87 hourly

Degree Outcomes

Upon graduation, every student will have achieved the following competencies:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Judgment and Decision-Making
  • Communication

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