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What kind of job can you get with an associate's degree?

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It depends on the field. An "Associate of Arts" or an "Associate of

Science" is a type of degree that is awarded in many different

fields, from nursing to culinary to general education to drafting.

It is typically a two-year degree, where a bachelor's degree is a

four-year degree (or two years in addition to an associate's), and

a master's is an additional two years beyond the bachelor's.

What type of job market is available depends on the field. For

example, there are a lot of nursing jobs available with an

associate's degree in nursing, however there are not many jobs

available to someone with an associate's degree in psychology.

You will need to research the field to get a feel for the job


More input from others:

  • The best place for the answer to this question is the college

    offering the degree. The division office or academic department

    that offers the degree should have information on the kinds of jobs

    their graduates have obtained.

  • You can have a great paying job with only an AA degree in

    general ed. I am a teachers aide for a unified school district. You

    can get paid starting at $12 an hour up to $14 an hour. Depends on

    what other jobs you are going for. There are a lot of jobs within a

    school district. Some pay higher than others. You really should

    look into it. All a teachers aide does would be grading papers,

    copying papers, a little filing if really needed. Maybe help out on

    the school yard and watch the kids for an hour or two. You can even

    tutor. Helping with special ed kids you earn more money. Plus,

    being bilingual is a plus also. They work around your schedule. You

    can work 2 hrs, 3 hrs, 3 1/2, up to 5 or 6 hours. This type of job

    is called a classified position. If you had your credential, you

    would be certified and be able to teach.

  • If you are interested in working with children in a Daycare,

    Headstart, Preschool, or Public School, here is a list of jobs you

    will be able to get with an Associates of Arts Degree: Media

    Specialist, Paraprofessional, or Teacher Assistant. If you are

    interested in doing work in an Education Service Cooperative, you

    should be able to get a job.

  • Many jobs like that people have an AA for math and English

    education, but if you're looking for a career then go for a BA, If

    you want to get a job right after your AA, then I would suggest an

    AAS degree because is studies a certain job field. You can apply at

    any job with an AA.

  • Nowhere! I have had more turn downs since I have gotten my

    degree. You are better off acting like a dumby to get a job than

    you are saying you have a degree.

  • Associate's degrees can be the status quo for entry into police

    work, retail management, accounting/bookeeping, business, paralegal

    work, or nursing. Almost all of these careers mean going back to

    school for a bachelors. The key point is that they give you a

    minimum background to start working- once you get a bachelor's and

    go job hunting for a REAL job and salary, you're going to want to

    have WORK EXPERIENCE to set you apart from the fresh bachelor's

    grads who do not have this experience. An Associate's degree is

    useful for the person ready to break into the work world.

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