High-Paying Careers That Don’t Require Traditional Four-Year Degrees

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Though these careers can take less time and be more affordable, that doesn’t mean that graduates will earn less compared to four-year college graduates. In fact, there are many careers you might not have thought of that can often out-earn many occupations that require a liberal arts degree. Trade-schools.net put together an updated list of the 27 highest paying jobs that you can train for in 2 years or less—and many of these professions can be studied at Eastwick College. Here are just a few:

Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography

Earning a BAS in Diagnostic Cardiovascular Sonography from Eastwick College is a great choice. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this occupation is expected to grow by 17% from now until 2026, creating over 20,000 new jobs. In 2017, the average pay for this occupation was $63,600 in the NY/NJ Metro Area.

IT/Network Support

A wide range of industries as a whole are becoming more technologically advanced and the demand for people certified in IT/Network Support is only increasing. Earning a certification or associate degree from Eastwick College will the cover the fundamentals of software, hardware, wireless and fiber optic technology. The average salary in 2017 for computer user support specialists was $63,200 in the NY/NJ Metro Area.

Registered Nurse

A registered nurse has the important role of caring for patients and assisting doctors during medical emergencies. Nurses are in high demand with an aging population, and wages have followed. In the NY/NJ Metro Area, nurses earn an average salary of $90,840.

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