Did you know that bachelor’s degrees in performing arts, cinematography, and anthropology have a median salary of under $25,000? Umm. That’s a 4-year degree! Now consider other careers that pay well over $75,000 that only require an apprenticeship or Associate’s Degree:
Physician Assistant: $112,200 (associate of science)
Elevator constructor/mechanic: $106,900 (Apprenticeship)
Elect and comm engineering tech: $91,700 (Associate in Science)
Millwright (install/repair machines): $82,500 (Apprenticeship)
Heavy-equipment operator: $81,000 (Apprenticeship)
Fire prevention/safety technician: $76,400 (Associate in Applied Science)
That said, the highest paying jobs are in engineering, health sciences, and business. But, be careful when choosing your major/career. Many majors focus on specific skills, knowledge, and training, which means that when that niche market changes – or disappears due to technological advances – so, too, may your job! With the ever-changing technological fields, make sure you’re keeping up. Do your homework to ensure that you are on top of your game!