Special Report

Highest Paying Jobs You Can Get With an Associate Degree

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23. Mechanical engineering technicians
> Median annual wage: $56,250
> Total employment: 41,460
> Employment growth projection (2016-2026): +5.0%
> Pct. workers w/ associate degree or more: 43.6%

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22. Cardiovascular technologists and technicians
> Median annual wage: $56,850
> Total employment: 56,560
> Employment growth projection (2016-2026): +9.9%
> Pct. workers w/ associate degree or more: 75.3%

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21. Electro-mechanical technicians
> Median annual wage: $57,790
> Total employment: 13,520
> Employment growth projection (2016-2026): +3.5%
> Pct. workers w/ associate degree or more: 43.6%

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20. Physical therapist assistants
> Median annual wage: $58,040
> Total employment: 94,250
> Employment growth projection (2016-2026): +31.0%
> Pct. workers w/ associate degree or more: 80.2%

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19. Legal support workers, all other
> Median annual wage: $58,930
> Total employment: 43,150
> Employment growth projection (2016-2026): +3.8%
> Pct. workers w/ associate degree or more: 56.0%