Registered nurse leads Monster’s list of high-paying jobs with an associate’s degree.
Also on the list: dental hygienist (hygienist salaries), respiratory therapist (respiratory therapist salaries), programmer (programmer salaries), telecom installer (telecom installer salaries), industrial engineering technician (salaries for engineering techs), police officer (police officer salaries), HVAC mechanic (HVAC mechanic salaries) and paralegal (paralegal salaries).
Heating/air-conditioning techs may qualify via apprenticeship without a degree. Paralegals may find jobs with a certificate.
Community college graduates with associate degrees in health fields are finding good jobs, but other associate degree graduates are struggling, writes Community College Dean.