Best Jobs for Associate Degree Holders

College Degree Finder

Best Jobs for Associate Degree Holders

Occupations With the Most New Jobs

OccupationTotal Job OpeningsFrom GrowthFrom Replacement NeedsMedian Annual WageTrainingExperience
Nursing assistants599,000262,000337,000$25,100NoneNone
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers404,50098,800305,800$39,520Short-term on-the-job trainingNone
Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses322,200117,300204,900$42,490NoneNone
Medical assistants262,100138,900123,300$29,960NoneNone
Automotive service technicians and mechanics237,20039,100198,100$37,120Short-term on-the-job trainingNone
Hairdressers, hairstylists, and cosmetologists212,10058,400153,700$23,120NoneNone
Preschool teachers, except special education158,70029,600129,100$28,120NoneNone
Dental assistants137,50058,60078,800$35,390NoneNone
Firefighters112,30017,40095,000$45,970Long-term on-the-job trainingNone
Emergency medical technicians and paramedics98,00058,50039,500$31,700NoneNone
Heating, air conditioning, and refrigeration mechanics and installers84,20039,60044,600$44,630Long-term on-the-job trainingNone
Paralegals and legal assistants82,70021,20061,400$48,350NoneNone
Medical records and health information technicians71,20029,00042,200$35,900NoneNone
Dental hygienists70,30037,40032,900$71,520NoneNone
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians68,10029,00039,000$38,370NoneNone
Web developers58,60039,50019,100$63,490NoneNone
Physical therapist assistants54,70031,90022,800$54,410NoneNone
Radiologic technologists54,40017,20037,200$55,870NoneNone
Library technicians53,9005,30048,600$31,680NoneNone
Phlebotomists51,60028,10023,500$30,670NoneNone

*median salary data from May 2014

Sources


Enjoy this post? Don't forget to share.