Two-year college grads have earning power

July 18, 2014 Latest Print Print

According to the latest data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2012, the following are some of the highest-paying jobs that require only an associate degree. Listed are only those occupations where a degree in that field is available at OCCC. For a complete list, visit


• Diagnostic medical sonographer:

Median annual wage: $65,860


• Registered nurse:

Median annual wage: $65,470


• Magnetic resonance imaging technologist:

Median annual wage: $65,360


• Web developer (web development certificate):

Median annual wage: $62,500


• Occupational therapy assistant:

Median annual wage: $53,240


• Physical therapist assistant:

Median annual wage: $52,160


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