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Technical Programs Lead to High Wages and High-Demand Careers

yes   90% of the fastest growing jobs require education beyond high school.  The fastest growing and best paying jobs require some college.  Individuals need a solid academic foundation to meet increasing skill demands of 21st century jobs. Jobs requiring associate degrees are expected to grow the fastest (32%), and bachelor’s degree next (24%). Technical programs through community and technical colleges may require only one year to complete, while others require two years.

High-Demand Allied Health Jobs

  • Nuclear Medicine Technician: $55,000
  • Registered Nurse: $50,523
  • Respiratory Therapist: $48,610
  • Surgical Technician: $48,590
  • Dental Hygienist: $47,104
  • Radiologic Technician: $45,968
  • Physical Therapist Assistant: $45,115
  • Medical Laboratory Technician: $35,381
  • Medical Transcriptionist: $27,414

High-Demand Technical Occupations

  • Electrical Line Worker: $67,517
  • Diesel Technician: $57,344
  • Power Plant Technician: $51,142
  • Aviation Maintenance Technician: $51,260
  • Electrical Engineering Technician: $51,480
  • Electromechanical Technician: $45,739
  • Chemical Process Technician: $43,430
  • Welding Technician: $34,674
  • Mechatronics Technician: $45,435

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