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What can you do with a college degree?

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One of the major benefits of acquiring a college education is having more jobs to choose from. Parents and students should talk about the kind of work that interests the student, and find out more about the kind of education that specific jobs require. For instance, some jobs require graduate degrees beyond the traditional four-year degree, such as a medical degree or a law degree. As students mature and learn about different opportunities, they may change their mind several times about the type of job they want to have. Changing your mind is nothing to worry about?but not planning ahead is.

What can you do with your degree?

Two-Year Degrees

  • Computer Technician
  • Surveyor
  • Registered Nurse
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Commercial Artist
  • Hotel/Restaurant Manager
  • Engineering Technician
  • Automotive Mechanic
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Plant Operator
  • Heating, Air-Conditioning,
  • and Refrigeration Technician

Four-Year Degrees

  • Teacher
  • Accountant
  • FBI Agent
  • Engineer
  • Journalist
  • Insurance Agent
  • Pharmacist
  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Dietitian
  • Writer
  • Investment Banker
  • Graphic Designer
  • Social Worker
  • Public Relations Specialist

Source: Compiled by the Planning and Evaluation Service of the U.S. Department of Education from various sources.

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