Highest Paying Jobs with a 2-Year Degree

Taylor R. | April 28, 2017

Whether you're 18 or 35, deciding which college program is right for you can be overwhelming. Higher education is a big commitment of both time and money. It's important that the degree you choose will set you on the career path that you want.

Over the last few decades, four-year college degree programs have grown in popularity. However, a recent study found that about 44% of traditional college graduates are working in jobs that don't require a degree. While there are benefits to a traditional degree, these programs are typically not specialized and can leave graduates with an unclear direction for employment.

Four-year colleges are not right for everyone. If you feel that a traditional college program may not be right for you, there are many options for one- and two- year technical degrees and certifications. So, how do you choose which technical program will support your goals for the future?

Two-Year Degrees with the Highest Payoff

If you are considering a two-year program, the most lucrative industries are healthcare, technology, and skilled trades. The infographic below lists 13 of the highest payoff jobs that require a two-year degree or less. These programs have a much lower upfront commitment, but still provide training and preparation for a stable and fulfilling career.

I hope the information in this infographic will help you find the most rewarding career path for you. For more financial tips, .

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