Conventional wisdom says that the higher your degree, the higher your salary. A study by the College Board shows that the median salary of a worker holding a bachelor’s degree is more than $20,000 higher than the salary of a high school graduate.
While four-year college grads earn 66% more than the average high school grad, those with two-year degrees could be catching up. According to a report by the Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program, a nonprofit dedicated to state education and job training research, associate degree and certificate grads in certain fields landed higher starting salaries than the state’s four-year public college grads.
With more years in the workforce and far less student debt to deal with, two-year grads can come out with a higher lifetime worth than their four-year counterparts.
Some of the jobs that provide four-year degree pay and benefits without requiring a bachelor’s degree include: electrical technicians, dental hygienists, graphic designers and paralegals.
check out the article for the full list and some of the perks of each job.