Here are just some of the jobs you can qualify for with short-term training or an Associate degree:

  • Aerospace engineering
  • Air traffic controller
  • Cardiovascular technologist
  • Computer network support specialist
  • Dental hygienist
  • Diagnostic medical sonographer
  • Engineering technician
  • Geological and petroleum technician
  • Industrial engineering technician
  • Magnetic resonance imaging technologist
  • Mechanical drafter
  • Medical equipment repairer
  • Nuclear technician
  • Occupational therapy assistant
  • Physical therapist assistant
  • Radiation therapist
  • Registered nurse
  • Web developer


Significant numbers of community-college graduates land better jobs, at higher salaries, than their four-year degree counterparts. Not bad, for spending half the time to get your degree. Plus, you can always continue on towards your Bachelors degree later.