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Student Loan Hero found 15 fast-growing, high-paying jobs you can get with just an associate’s degree.
Many of the fastest-growing jobs in the US don’t require an increasingly expensive four-year degree.
Jobs in medicine — including dental hygienists, MRI technologists, and licensed practical nurses — were high on the list.
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You don’t necessarily need an Ivy League degree to land a high-paying job.

As artificial intelligence gets smarter and more commonplace, a pricey STEM degree might not guarantee you a job. A recent Brookings report found white-collar jobs in science and finance were most at risk for getting replaced by AI (in addition to manufacturing jobs).

Many of the fastest-growing jobs in the US don’t require a bachelor’s degree. As tuition prices and student loan debt continue to swell, considering a job that requires just two years of school might not be a bad idea.

Here are 15 relatively fast-growing, high-paying jobs that don’t require an education beyond an associate’s degree, according to Student Loan Hero. The ranking is based on 2018 median wage data and projections for the future number of job openings between 2018 and 2028 from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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15. Magnetic resonance imaging technologists earn a median wage of $71,670 per year.

Education required: Associate’s degree

Projected average annual job openings between 2018 and 2028: 2,700

Training required: None

14. Nuclear medicine technologists earn a median wage of $76,820 per year.

Education required: Associate’s degree

Projected average annual job openings between 2018 and 2028: 1,200

Training required: None

13. Diagnostic medical sonographers earn a median wage of $72,510 per year.

Education required: Associate’s degree

Projected average annual job openings between 2018 and 2028: 5,800

Training required: None

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