15 Jobs That Only Require an Associate’s Degree

September 17, 2012 ‐ By Ashley Page

With the rising costs of going to college and the decline of “low-skill jobs,” it can be hard to find work as a college student. While no one can downplay the importance of getting a college degree and an advanced education, there are certain jobs in today’s world that don’t require a master’s or bachelor’s degree. Here are 15 jobs to consider if you have earned your associate’s degree and are looking for work to add some money to your bank account.


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Insurance Sales Agents

Who doesn’t need car or life insurance? You could become an insurance agent with just a high school diploma.

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  • NWBill

    Colin Powell isn’t a Republican … at least, not in the strict sense of the term. He’s best referred to as a RINO – “Republican In Name Only.” His skill at deceiving others about his true beliefs and motivations is shown in the fact that he apparently fooled GWB into placing him in his administration. A decent soldier, and, on the whole, probably a decent man – but someone who hasn’t left the liberal plantation enough to be considered a real, committed, serious conservative.

  • Wayne Harropson

    you forgot Martin Luther King….helloo.

  • Hail Ants

    All these jobs require you touch a bunch of strangers. Eeeeek!

  • Jimwilson81

    Being a LPN, with a B.A in another subject, I find it interesting that is considered a post secondary non-degree award. Then why are we licensed and can be sued? Most RN’s started out as LPNs. Education is wonderful, but experience is better.

  • Ann

    Uh a lot of states are pushing nurses to get four year college degrees. Also a nurse with a college degree makes more than a nurse with an associate degree. So if someone was considering becoming a nurse I would them to go to college or start out at a community college and then transfer to an university.

    • jessjd

      an associates degree is a college degree and you do have to go to college for an associates

  • Afroveda

    why can’t this article be on one page?

  • Kayo Halana Malie

    There is a catch to a job that may only require an Associates Degree, and that is employers wanting a minimum of 3 – 5 years experience in the position or one similar.