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.

Occupation On-the-Job Training Projected New Jobs Projected Growth Rate 2015 Median Pay
Aerospace engineering and operations technicians None 0 to 999 0 to 9 percent $55,000 to $74,999
Agricultural and food science technicians Moderate-term on-the-job training 1,000 to 4,999 0 to 9 percent $35,000 to $54,999
Air traffic controllers Long-term on-the-job training Declining Declining $75,000 or more
Architectural and civil drafters None Declining Declining $35,000 to $54,999
Avionics technicians None 0 to 999 0 to 9 percent $55,000 to $74,999
Broadcast technicians Short-term on-the-job training Declining Declining $35,000 to $54,999
Cardiovascular technologists and technicians None 10,000 to 49,999 20 to 29 percent $35,000 to $54,999
Chemical technicians Moderate-term on-the-job training 1,000 to 4,999 0 to 9 percent $35,000 to $54,999
Civil engineering technicians None 1,000 to 4,999 0 to 9 percent $35,000 to $54,999
Computer network support specialists None 10,000 to 49,999 0 to 9 percent $55,000 to $74,999
Dental hygienists None 10,000 to 49,999 10 to 19 percent $55,000 to $74,999
Desktop publishers Short-term on-the-job training Declining Declining $35,000 to $54,999
Diagnostic medical sonographers None 10,000 to 49,999 20 to 29 percent $55,000 to $74,999
Drafters, all other None Declining Declining $35,000 to $54,999
Electrical and electronics drafters None 1,000 to 4,999 0 to 9 percent $55,000 to $74,999
Electrical and electronics engineering technicians None Declining Declining $55,000 to $74,999
Electro-mechanical technicians None 0 to 999 0 to 9 percent $35,000 to $54,999
Environmental engineering technicians None 1,000 to 4,999 10 to 19 percent $35,000 to $54,999
Environmental science and protection technicians, including health None 1,000 to 4,999 0 to 9 percent $35,000 to $54,999
Funeral service managers None 1,000 to 4,999 0 to 9 percent $55,000 to $74,999
Geological and petroleum technicians Moderate-term on-the-job training 1,000 to 4,999 10 to 19 percent $55,000 to $74,999
Human resources assistants, except payroll and timekeeping None Declining Declining $35,000 to $54,999
Industrial engineering technicians None Declining Declining $35,000 to $54,999
Magnetic resonance imaging technologists None 1,000 to 4,999 10 to 19 percent $55,000 to $74,999
Mechanical drafters None Declining Declining $35,000 to $54,999
Mechanical engineering technicians None 0 to 999 0 to 9 percent $35,000 to $54,999
Medical and clinical laboratory technicians None 10,000 to 49,999 10 to 19 percent $35,000 to $54,999
Medical equipment repairers Moderate-term on-the-job training 1,000 to 4,999 0 to 9 percent $35,000 to $54,999
Morticians, undertakers, and funeral directors Long-term on-the-job training 1,000 to 4,999 0 to 9 percent $35,000 to $54,999
Nuclear medicine technologists None 0 to 999 0 to 9 percent $55,000 to $74,999
Nuclear technicians Moderate-term on-the-job training Declining Declining $75,000 or more
Occupational therapy assistants None 10,000 to 49,999 30 percent or faster $55,000 to $74,999
Paralegals and legal assistants None 10,000 to 49,999 0 to 9 percent $35,000 to $54,999
Physical therapist assistants None 10,000 to 49,999 30 percent or faster $55,000 to $74,999
Preschool teachers, except special education None 10,000 to 49,999 0 to 9 percent $25,000 to $34,999
Radiation therapists None 1,000 to 4,999 10 to 19 percent $75,000 or more
Radiologic technologists None 10,000 to 49,999 0 to 9 percent $55,000 to $74,999
Respiratory therapists None 10,000 to 49,999 10 to 19 percent $55,000 to $74,999
Veterinary technologists and technicians None 10,000 to 49,999 10 to 19 percent $25,000 to $34,999
Web developers None 10,000 to 49,999 20 to 29 percent $55,000 to $74,999


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