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.
Insurance Sales Agents
Who doesn’t need car or life insurance? You could become an insurance agent with just a high school diploma.
Respiratory therapists make an average salary of about $55,250 a year.
With just an associate’s degree, as a dental hygienist you could possibly make $69,000 a year.
Physical Therapist Assistants
With an associate’s degree, you can become a physical therapist assistant and make about $51,000 a year.
Radiology is an interesting field and with just an associate’s degree, you could become a technician or technologist.
To become a registered nurse, you only need an associate’s degree.
Sales reps can easily bring in plenty of money with just an associate’s degree.
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Sonographers only need an associate’s degree to begin working.
Construction managers can make a solid $84,000 a year with just an associate’s degree.
Administrative Services Managers
Becoming an administrative service manager with an associate’s degree could land you a $79,540 salary.
Police Officers & Detectives
To become a police officer or police detective, you only need a high school diploma.
A high school diploma can help you land the job as a fashion designer and on your way to earning plenty of money.
Practical & Vocational Nurses
Practical and vocational only require a post secondary non-degree award.
Air Traffic Controller
Air traffic controllers can make a six-figure salary with just an associate’s degree.
Administrative Support Workers
With a high school diploma, you could make $48,000 as a first-line administrative support professional.
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