You don’t have to attend a four-year school if you want to earn a decent salary later on in life. And, just because there is a lot of hype out there about four-year degrees, doesn’t mean you should discount a two-year degree without doing the research. Think about it — by attending a two-year school, you’re cutting down the cost of college by two whole years, and gearing up for an earlier entrance into the workforce than your peers.
If you haven’t done your research, you’re in luck, because we just analyzed a bunch of data in our latest report that says these two-year degrees will earn you a median salary of $70,000 per year or more. Check them out.
Computer Engineering – $77,300 per year
In general, it’s good to be working in any kind of technical field these days, and that’s especially true if you’re an Engineer. If you’re a hands-on type person, going to school for Computer Engineering can be a very rewarding experience. Computer Engineering majors tend to graduate with great job prospects, and move into job titles like Computer/Network Support Technician.
Economics – $76,500 per year
Math-loving people who choose to study Economics will benefit from taking classes like Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Statistics. A two-year degree in Economics provides multiple career opportunities, working in marketing, sales, finance, and research.
MIS (Management Information Systems) – $76,400 per year
Management Information Systems sounds like a lot, but it’s a simply long way of saying that you’re majoring in a combination of Business, Technology, and Finance. As data becomes a more crucial part of the business world, so do people who choose this major. MIS majors tend to have job titles like Business Analyst, Database Administrator, and more.
Construction Management – $73,400 per year
Construction Management may not sound glamorous, but it requires sharp math skills and attention to detail. Because of this, it’s not surprising that most people who go into Construction Management end up in jobs related to project management, specifically construction project management.
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