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What kind of jobs can I pursue with just an associate's degree?

Starting to plan for life after high school and I'm weighing the pros and cons of different paths. I’ve heard you can get some pretty solid jobs with just two years of college or an associate’s degree. Can anyone chime in on what types of jobs we're talking about? Like, what fields or positions would be available for someone who went this route?

7 months ago

Hi there! I'm navigating the post-high school plans with my child too, and we've come across a lot of interesting options. With an associate’s degree, there are quite a few fields where you can land a solid job. For instance, in healthcare, positions like dental hygienist or physical therapist assistant are well regarded and don't require a four-year degree. My neighbor’s kid actually went this route and became a radiologic technologist and they seem very content with their choice.

In the field of technology, there are positions for web developers and computer network support specialists that often require an associate’s level education. And if you’re leaning towards hands-on work, skilled trades like electricians and HVAC technicians are vital jobs that typically need a two-year degree or professional certification. These are just a few examples, but rest assured there are many other opportunities out there. It's great that you're exploring all your options - knowing what's available can really help you make the best decision for your future!

7 months ago

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