Careers: Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies

Careers: Bachelor of Arts in Professional Studies
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Money Icon Career Outlook

The Bachelor’s in Professional Studies is unique in its ability to flex to meet the needs of the market. There are several fields that this program’s curriculum covers that can be easily applied to the workforce.

Competency Areas:
  • Self-Management and Human Relations
  • Fostering Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion
  • Complex Problem-Solving and Decision Making in Groups
  • Data Literacy in Professional Contexts
  • Effective Professional Communication

These competencies cover a breadth of potential career paths, all of which are forecasted to grow over the next 10 years. Since this program covers such a wide array of courses, there’s really no limit.

Popular Career Paths:
  • Client Support & Sales
  • Account Management
  • Human Resource Specialists
  • Project Management
  • Reporter
  • Market Research
  • Event Planning


In a 2021 report, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) stated that workers with at least a bachelor’s degree earned close to $500 more every week compared to those with a high school diploma. An online Bachelor of Professional Studies through UC Online is a highly applicable certificate to earn more as your career evolves.

Occupation Median Wage Projected Growth
Sales Representatives of Services, Except Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, and Travel $62,400 4-7%
Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists $68,230 11%
News Analysts, Reporters, and Journalists $55,960 -2%
Customer Service Representatives $37,780 -2%
Sales Managers $130,600 4-7%
Meeting, Convention, and Event Planners $52,560 11%
Project Management Specialists $95,370 4-7%
Travel Agents $46,400 11%