Good Associate degrees?

By | October 6, 2015

So I am going to be starting to get my Bachelors degree online LIBERTY UNIVERSITY (Regionally accredited and listed #6 Best online school) Anywho, I wanted to work on a different degree while doing that. Because I’m trying to get a Bachelors in PSYCHOLOGY. I was thinking of accounting, but was not sure….what good associate degrees are there? That aren’t medical based?
I’m going to get my MASTERS in psychology as well. I’m just getting it at a different college because I want to be a counselor at a high school possibly.

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5 thoughts on “Good Associate degrees?

  1. Jude the Obscure

    Accounting is a good AS to earn. Any “STEM” diploma is good to have. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) So, computers, accounting, electronics, etc, are all good associate’s diplomas to earn.

  2. PE2008

    A Bachelor’s degree in Psychology is useless unless followed by graduate study.

    Many employer will regard a Psychology degree from Liberty U as suspicious.

    Accounting degrees are good.

    “I am so sick of people saying that degrees in psychology are useless. That is far from the truth, and the people that say that are often those who have no idea what they’re talking about.”

    I am truly sick of fools recommending degrees for which there is little market demand. Many new Psychology grads are forced to take low pay jobs which do not require college degrees. Starbucks is not a career.

  3. Lyndsey Brooke

    I am so sick of people saying that degrees in psychology are useless. That is far from the truth, and the people that say that are often those who have no idea what they’re talking about. No, you can’t be a therapist with a BA in Psychology and no, a degree in psychology doesn’t DIRECTLY prepare you for a specific type of work. However, a degree in Psychology prepares you for a broad range of careers, anything from public relations to education to human resources to case management to sales/marketing. If psychology is what you have a passion for, you will do well in it. Do what you love, and the money will follow. Additionally, it’s downright ignorant to say that ANY degree is useless.

    Now that I’m done ranting, an associate’s degree really depends on what career field you’d like to enter. If you’d like to go into business, accounting or business administration would be a good match. Talk to a counselor at your school to see what they think. You can also do some online research about your field of interest to see what are some complementary degrees.

  4. Webster

    Grantham University lists their associate degree program on their site. They seem to offer the following associate degrees that are not medical based.

    * Associate of Arts in Business Administration
    * Associate of Arts in Business Management
    * Associate of Science Computer Science
    * Associate of Science in Electronics and Computer Engineering Technology
    * Associate of Arts Criminal Justice
    * Associate of Arts Engineering Management Technology
    * Associate of Arts General Studies
    * Associate of Arts Multidisciplinary Studies

    Hope this helps and good luck!

  5. College Coach

    Like the other post mentions, a bachelor’s degree can give you the proper skills to pursue careers that may or may not be directly involved with psychology, but as long as you have a set goal in mind you can find an ample number of career opportunities such as becoming a child welfare case worker, an art therapist, a research assistant, a media buyer or a market research analyst just to name a few. If however for some strange reason you cannot find what you are looking for with your bachelor’s in psychology then you can either pursue a master’s or PhD in the same subject and expand your opportunities, or use your associate degree as a crutch. With that said, it’s important that you choose to earn an associate degree that you enjoy and will also provide a good paying job just in case the unthinkable were to occur. Thus, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, some of the best, high-paying and non-medical careers that an associate degree can help you obtain are the any of the following: Aerospace engineer, Engineering technician (not drafter), Nuclear technician, and computer specialist. For more information about what these careers pay and what associate degrees you need to pursue to acquire them, click here:

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