A bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies can be used as preparation for several different careers, including: Those with this degree working for hospitals and private companies had the highest reported median salaries, with the averages for jobs in both settings surpassing $50,000. The salaries of some of the other positions attainable with this degree range considerably. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median pay for reporters in 2009 was about $34,320 per year (www.bls.gov). Police officers earned an average of $53,000 in 2009, notes Indeed.com. Payscale.com points out that administrative assistants with a liberal studies degree earned $34,392-$43,747 in 2009.