Special Report

Highest Paying Jobs You Can Get With an Associate Degree

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28. Geological and petroleum technicians
> Median annual wage: $53,300
> Total employment: 15,060
> Employment growth projection (2016-2026): +16.4%
> Pct. workers w/ associate degree or more: 54.8%

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27. Radio, cellular, and tower equipment installers and repairers
> Median annual wage: $54,890
> Total employment: 13,930
> Employment growth projection (2016-2026): +5.4%
> Pct. workers w/ associate degree or more: 31.3%

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26. Architectural and civil drafters
> Median annual wage: $54,920
> Total employment: 97,610
> Employment growth projection (2016-2026): +8.1%
> Pct. workers w/ associate degree or more: 60.1%

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25. Industrial engineering technicians
> Median annual wage: $55,460
> Total employment: 66,540
> Employment growth projection (2016-2026): +0.6%
> Pct. workers w/ associate degree or more: 43.6%

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24. Mechanical drafters
> Median annual wage: $55,920
> Total employment: 56,170
> Employment growth projection (2016-2026): +5.2%
> Pct. workers w/ associate degree or more: 60.1%