Bang for Your Educational Buck

Bang for Your Educational Buck

With a growing number of students unable to afford college tuition, many of these students are turning to a two-year degree in order to accomplish their educational goals. DegreeQuery.com has created an infographic entitled “Bang for Your Educational Buck” detailing which associates degrees are proving to be worthwhile-even earning more than others with bachelor’s degrees.
Earnings favor professional degrees over any other degree, with $3,981,483 in median lifetime earnings. 28.2% of associate degree holders actually out-earn those with bachelor’s degrees.
Let’s take a look at some of the professions that an associate degree can help you get:
Radiation therapist
Median hourly earnings: $38.71
Growth through 2020: 20%
Dental hygienist
Median hourly earnings: $35.23
Growth through 2020: 38%
Nuclear medicine technologist
Median hourly earnings: $35.39
Growth through 2020: 19%
Nuclear technician
Median hourly earnings: $35.15
Growth through 2020: 14%
Diagnostic medical sonographer
Median hourly earnings: $33.23
Growth through 2020: 44%
Aerospace engineering and operations technician
Median hourly earnings: $29.99
Engineering technician
Median hourly earnings: $31.41
Growth through 2020: 4%
Respiratory therapist
Median hourly earnings:$28.03
Growth through 2020: 28%
Commercial pilot
Median hourly earnings: $47.25
Growth through 2020: 11%
Electrical and electronics repairer
Median hourly earnings: $25.38
Growth through 2020: 3%
Fashion designer
Median hourly earnings: $33.31
Aerospace engineering and operations technician
Median hourly earnings: $29.99
Paralegal
Median hourly earnings: $24.10
Growth through 2020: 18%
Registered nurse
Median hourly earnings: $33.40
Growth through 2020: 26%
Air traffic controller
Median hourly earnings: 55.77
Construction manager
Median hourly earnings: $43.30
Growth through 2020: 17%
Police
Median hourly earnings: 28.40
Growth through 2020: 7%
Emergency management director
Median hourly earnings: $32.45
Growth through 2020: 14%
Insurance claims adjuster
Median hourly earnings: $30.18
Growth through 2020: 3%
Chef
Median hourly earnings: $20.97
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Associate Degrees
Source: DegreeQuery.com

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