40 Jobs That Require An Associate Degree

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All jobs listed below require an associate degree (at minimum), have an average annual salary of $35,000 or more, and have a steady or increasing projected job growth rate. Includes whether or not the job requires on-the-job training.

OccupationOn-the-Job TrainingProjected New JobsProjected Growth Rate2015 Median Pay
Aerospace engineering and operations techniciansNone0 to 9990 to 9 percent$55,000 to $74,999
Agricultural and food science techniciansModerate-term on-the-job training1,000 to 4,9990 to 9 percent$35,000 to $54,999
Air traffic controllersLong-term on-the-job trainingDecliningDeclining$75,000 or more
Architectural and civil draftersNoneDecliningDeclining$35,000 to $54,999
Avionics techniciansNone0 to 9990 to 9 percent$55,000 to $74,999
Broadcast techniciansShort-term on-the-job trainingDecliningDeclining$35,000 to $54,999
Cardiovascular technologists and techniciansNone10,000 to 49,99920 to 29 percent$35,000 to $54,999
Chemical techniciansModerate-term on-the-job training1,000 to 4,9990 to 9 percent$35,000 to $54,999
Civil engineering techniciansNone1,000 to 4,9990 to 9 percent$35,000 to $54,999
Computer network support specialistsNone10,000 to 49,9990 to 9 percent$55,000 to $74,999
Dental hygienistsNone10,000 to 49,99910 to 19 percent$55,000 to $74,999
Desktop publishersShort-term on-the-job trainingDecliningDeclining$35,000 to $54,999
Diagnostic medical sonographersNone10,000 to 49,99920 to 29 percent$55,000 to $74,999
Drafters, all otherNoneDecliningDeclining$35,000 to $54,999
Electrical and electronics draftersNone1,000 to 4,9990 to 9 percent$55,000 to $74,999
Electrical and electronics engineering techniciansNoneDecliningDeclining$55,000 to $74,999
Electro-mechanical techniciansNone0 to 9990 to 9 percent$35,000 to $54,999
Environmental engineering techniciansNone1,000 to 4,99910 to 19 percent$35,000 to $54,999
Environmental science and protection technicians, including healthNone1,000 to 4,9990 to 9 percent$35,000 to $54,999
Funeral service managersNone1,000 to 4,9990 to 9 percent$55,000 to $74,999
Geological and petroleum techniciansModerate-term on-the-job training1,000 to 4,99910 to 19 percent$55,000 to $74,999
Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeepingNoneDecliningDeclining$35,000 to $54,999
Industrial engineering techniciansNoneDecliningDeclining$35,000 to $54,999
Magnetic resonance imaging technologistsNone1,000 to 4,99910 to 19 percent$55,000 to $74,999
Mechanical draftersNoneDecliningDeclining$35,000 to $54,999
Mechanical engineering techniciansNone0 to 9990 to 9 percent$35,000 to $54,999
Medical and clinical laboratory techniciansNone10,000 to 49,99910 to 19 percent$35,000 to $54,999
Medical equipment repairersModerate-term on-the-job training1,000 to 4,9990 to 9 percent$35,000 to $54,999
Morticians, undertakers, and funeral directorsLong-term on-the-job training1,000 to 4,9990 to 9 percent$35,000 to $54,999
Nuclear medicine technologistsNone0 to 9990 to 9 percent$55,000 to $74,999
Nuclear techniciansModerate-term on-the-job trainingDecliningDeclining$75,000 or more
Occupational therapy assistantsNone10,000 to 49,99930 percent or faster$55,000 to $74,999
Paralegals and legal assistantsNone10,000 to 49,9990 to 9 percent$35,000 to $54,999
Physical therapist assistantsNone10,000 to 49,99930 percent or faster$55,000 to $74,999
Preschool teachers, except special educationNone10,000 to 49,9990 to 9 percent$25,000 to $34,999
Radiation therapistsNone1,000 to 4,99910 to 19 percent$75,000 or more
Radiologic technologistsNone10,000 to 49,9990 to 9 percent$55,000 to $74,999
Respiratory therapistsNone10,000 to 49,99910 to 19 percent$55,000 to $74,999
Veterinary technologists and techniciansNone10,000 to 49,99910 to 19 percent$25,000 to $34,999
Web developersNone10,000 to 49,99920 to 29 percent$55,000 to $74,999


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