In an economy that keeps rising and inflation catching up with a lot of the costs around the nation, finding a well-paying job is becoming more and more competitive. It used to be that high paying jobs were well within reach if you stayed with an organization for long enough, but this is no longer the case.
Many companies now are looking for employees to not only be well trained in their vocation, but also highly educated. For this reason, it can be a challenge to find a well-paying job without a bachelor’s degree or higher. In contrast, not all bachelor’s degrees or higher pay well, which places a burden of student loan debt on young adults entering the working world. While this is the case for many career paths, there are a wide range of jobs and careers that will pay a good wage, without the hassle of high student loan costs and years of education.
Following are 25 of the best paying jobs you can find that only require an associate’s degree level of education. All of these jobs, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, pay an average of at least $45,000 annually and some over $70,000 annually.