What types of careers can I obtain with an Associate (2-Year) Degree or formal technical training?
There are many careers you can obtain that do not require a bachelor’s degree, but do require post-high school educational training including technical training and/or or an associate degree. To follow are a few examples:
- Broadcast Technician/Sound Engineering Technician – Individuals in these careers might install, test, repair and maintain electronic equipment used to record and transmit radio and TV programs and motion pictures. To pursue this career, individuals should obtain technical training and/or an Associate degree from a technical school, community college or college in broadcast technology or engineering and electronics.
- Dental Assistants – Dental assistants offer patient care, administrative support and laboratory support to dental practices. Those interested in this career can receive training from dental assistance programs offered at community and junior colleges, trade schools, technical institutes or via the Armed Forces.
- Flight Attendant – Flight attendants are responsible for ensuring the safety regulations on aircraft are adhered to and making flights as comfortable as possible for all passengers. Flight attendants must have a high school diploma and complete a formal training program with the airline of interest.
- Desktop Publishers – Individuals in this occupation use computer software to format and combine text, numerical data, photos, charts and other visual graphic elements to produce publication-ready material. Individuals can complete certificate programs at vocational schools and colleges or even online.
- Occupational Therapist Assistants – Assistants in this role help clients with activities and exercises for their treatment plans and are required to have an associate or certificate from an accredited community college or technical school.
- Physical Therapist Assistants – Assistants in this role must complete an accredited physical therapist assistant program with an associate degree.
There are many other types of jobs you can obtain with an associate degree or technical training from an accredited school. If interested, you might recruit a career services organization to help you find a career of interest to you. Career services organizations can be found via online searches in your area or by browsing your local yellow pages.