Getting an expensive four year degree isn't all it's cracked up to be. Nowadays, all it does is leave young people with massive debts that require decades to pay back. A better way to go for some people might be the two-year route. Yep, we're talking about Associate Degrees.
An Associate's Degree isn't totally useless. In fact, if you take the right classes during your two years, it could set you up for a fairly lucrative career. Here are the highest paying positions available to 2-year degree students. Does anything interest you?
Median Pay: $80K/Year
Want to operate some high level, nuclear machinery but you don't want to grab a four-year degree? It's all good. You can earn upwards of $80,000 per year with just a couple years of school under your belt.
Nuclear technicians work in nuclear research but they'll accept an Associate's degree, as long as you've taken courses in nuclear science.