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Jobs in Demand: Achieving Success with an Associate's Degree

JOBS IN DEMAND

Achieving success with an Associate�۪s degree



It�۪s never too late to go back to schooL and change your career. But before you take the plunge, know how and where to get that dream job.



The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an average job growth rate of 14.3% for all, jobs from 2010 to 2020. NerdWallet has aggregated aU. jobs with high growth���25% growth rate or higher���and found jobs requiring an Associate�۪s Degree have the highest growth rate.



STATS, FACTS, AND FIGURES



Projected growth of jobs from 2010-2020 by degree





High School or Equivalent - 1037100

Associate�۪s - 1143600

Bachelor's -- 1014100

Master's - 156200

Doctoral or Professional - 244200





35%

Projected Growth Rate

Associate�۪s Degree



{ Salary)



Associate�۪s degree holders make

$14,631 more annually.



Associate�۪s degree - $49,132

High School or Equivalent - $34,501







TOP JOB PROFILES



growth 52%

annual salary $29,718

Vet Technician

Assesses and preps animals and run labs to diagnose and treat them.

121,900 JOBS PROJECTED IN 2020

{ Highest Job Growth)



growth 44%

annual salary $64,300

Medical Sonographer

Performs Ultrasounds to generate images for patient diagnosis.

77,100 JOBS PROJECTED IN 2020



growth 38%

annual salary $68,250

Dental Hygienist

Shines and polishes teeth, examines gums, takes x-rays and tracks patients.

250,300 JOBS PROJECTED IN 2020

{Highest Median Pay)



growth 28%

annual salary $54,340

Radiologic Technologist

Performs X-rays to generate images for patient diagnosis.

280,900 JOBS PROJECTED IN 2020



growth 26%

annual salary $64,698

Registered Nurse

Assesses, monitors and records patient

health, care, and medication.

3,449,300 JOBS PROJECTED IN 2020



growth 25%

annual salary $25,700

Preschool. Teacher

Guides young children to deveLop basic learning skills.

570,400 JOBS PROJECTED IN 2020





STEPS TO GETTING STARTED



Education can open the right doors to great career opportunities, but not

without a well. researched plan. Here are some basic steps to mapping

out a successful future!



1 Research potential. careers in depth.

2 Identify educational. institutions that match your career goals.

3 Speak to advisors at educational institutes.

4 CaLcuLate the costs and find out Financial Aid possibilities.



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It’s never too late to go back-to-school and change your career. But before you take the plunge, know how and where to get that dream job.
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