Let’s face it, college degrees aren’t exactly what they used to be, plus they’re kind of expensive nowadays. Now, these jobs may not require a four-year degree, but they will require some form of education, and some of them will require certifications and licenses.
Radiation therapists treat cancer and other related diseases by administering radiation treatments. They work in hospitals and outpatient centres. To become a Radiation Therapist, you’ll need to complete an associate’s degree in radiation therapy and be state-certified. The average pay per year for a Radiation Therapist is $82,330.
Web developers create and design web applications. Some web developers are self-employed while others work in the computer and system design industry. Educational requirements in the computer service industry vary; requirements range from a high school diploma to a bachelor’s degree. You will need programming and graphic design knowledge. The average pay per year for a web developer is $69,430.
FUNERAL SERVICE WORKERS
Funeral service workers organize and manage the details of funerals. To become a funeral service worker, you need an associate’s degree in funeral service or mortuary science. Most states just require that you be over twenty-one years old, have two years of formal education, have supervised training and pass a state licensing exam. The average pay per year for Funeral Service worker is $57,580.
DIAGNOSTIC MEDICAL SONOGRAPHERS
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers operate special imaging equipment to create images for tests. They mostly work in hospitals or diagnostic laboratories. To become a Medical Sonographer, you need at least an associate’s degree and professional certification. The average pay per year for Diagnostic Medical Sonographers is $67,080.
COMPUTER SUPPORT SPECIALISTS
Computer Support Specialists provide help and advice to computer users and organizations. Because computer support is important for businesses, support services may need to be available 24 hours a day; some support specialists may work nights or weekends. The average pay per year for a Computer Support Specialist is $53,470.
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS
Electrical Engineering Technicians help engineers design and develop electrical and electronic equipment. They work in manufacturing settings, research and development labs and utility industry. You only need an associate’s degree or some form of technical school. The average pay per year for Electrical Engineering Technicians is $64,330.
AEROSPACE ENGINEERING TECHNICIANS
Aerospace Engineering Technicians usually work in manufacturing or industrial plants to operate and maintain equipment used in developing, testing and sustaining new aircraft and spacecraft. To become an Aerospace Technician, you need an associate’s degree in engineering technology or a vocational-technical education from an FAA (Federal Aviation Administration) certified program. The average pay per year for an Aerospace Engineering Technician is $67,010.
Registered Nurses provide and coordinate patient care and educate the public about various health conditions. They work in hospitals, offices, homes and nursing care facilities. To become a Registered Nurse, you can get an associate’s degree in nursing and pass the nursing exam. The average pay per year for Registered Nurse is $71,730.
Dental Hygienists examine patients for signs of oral diseases and provide preventive care. To be a Dental Hygienist, you need an associate’s degree in dental hygiene. The program usually takes three years to complete. The average pay per year for Dental Hygienist is $74,820.
NETWORK SYSTEM ADMIN
Network System Admins are responsible for the day-to-day operations of computer networks. They are employed in many industries to work on physical networks. Most employers ask for a bachelor’s degree, but some require just an associate’s degree. The average pay per year for a Network system Admin is $82,050.
Paralegals perform various tasks to support and assist Lawyers. They mostly work for law firms; they work full time and some even have to work more than 40 hours a week. To become a Paralegal all you need is at least an associate’s degree in paralegal studies. The average pay per year for a Paralegal is $50,940.
All data and wages are based on National averages which were retrieved from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
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