What are the best paying jobs for community college graduates?
College tuition seems to be on a continuous growing path, which leaves everyone that wants a better education swimming in debt before they even start out their real lives. According to some old numbers, student loan debt was over $1 trillion, and that was in 2012. By now, the number has risen to over $1.3 trillion, which is a staggering number.
As a result, studies indicate that in the years to come more and more young people will choose community colleges instead of other alternatives, mostly so they can stay out of debt. This will not only influence their financial future, but also the entire job market, which is expected to make special room for those with associate’s degrees. Financial literacy website NerdWallet predicts that by 2020, jobs requiring only an associate’s degree will have the highest average growth, which is yet another issue that could influence the young people looking to pick a career.
You might also want to take a look at another article we published about the 11 best paying jobs for workers with high school degrees.
In order to establish our ranking for the day, we took a look at the Bureau of Labor Statistics and searched out just which jobs requiring a two-year Associate’s degree were paying the best yearly salaries, which is how we came up with these 11 best paying jobs for community college graduates.