10 top jobs for two-year graduates

The 10 top-paying jobs for associate degree graduates are lead by air traffic controller (median pay of $108,040), construction manager ($83,860) and radiation therapist ($74,980), according to NerdWallet.

Among fast-growing jobs, occupations requiring an associate’s degree had the highest average growth — 35 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Health care jobs are driving the rapid expansion of jobs requiring a two-year degree.

Three careers made the high-pay and high-growth list: registered nurse, medical sonographer and dental hygienist.

 Top Jobs Requiring an Associate’s by Median Pay