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5 Unique Careers You Can Get with a JJC Degree

Posted by Sam Ritz on Nov 5, 2018 8:03:00 AM

joliet junior college 5 unique careers you can get with a jjc degree
Want a career that's off the beaten path?

JJC offers more than 180 degrees and certificates - including some fascinating fields of study to choose from! Our list below includes five unique careers that only require a JJC degree. Take a look!

joliet junior college orthotics prosthetics assistant 5 unique careers you can get with a jjc degree
1. Orthotics/Prosthetics Technician
Average Earnings: $41,709 (see more)
Job Growth:
 22 percent projected increase from 2016-2026 (for related positions
JJC Program of Study: Orthotics and Prosthetics Technology
Degree Needed: Associate's 
JJC Program Coordinator:
Mike Brncick, 

As a OPT Tech, you'll get to create orthopedic braces and artificial limbs for patients. If you enjoy hands-on work, have great communication skills and do well in math and anatomy, this could be the perfect career for you!


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2. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist 
Average Earnings: $50,781 per year (see more)
Job Growth:
 24 percent projected increase from 2014-2024
JJC Program of Study: Geographic Information Systems
Degree Needed: Associate's 
JJC Program Coordinator:
Laura Cotner, 

GIS Specialists use geospatial technology to address social and environmental issues. This rapidly evolving field has job opportunities available in the environmental science, agriculture, engineering, criminal justice and public safety industries, among others.


joliet junior college phlebotomist 5 unique careers you can get with a jjc degree
3. Phlebotomist
Average Earnings: $33,670 (see more)
Job Growth:
 25 percent projected increase from 2016-2026
JJC Program of Study: Phlebotomy
Degree Needed: Certificate of Completion
JJC Program Coordinator:
Katie Fazio, 

You only need to take two classes at JJC to become a phlebotomist! In addition to drawing blood from donors or patients at hospitals/health clinics, phlebotomists must be good communicators and have organizational skills. 


joliet junior college interior design kitchen bath 5 unique careers you can get with a jjc degree
4. Kitchen and Bath Designer
Average Earnings: $42,356 (see more)
Job Growth:
 4 percent projected increase from 2016-2026
JJC Program of Study: Interior Design
Degree Needed: Associate's (through transferring is still recommended) 
JJC Program Coordinator: Oksana Alfredson, 

Creativity is key for this interior design position. Kitchen and bath designers create, remodel or update residential or commercial spaces. JJC's Interior Design program has been a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) since 2008, and it has been fully accredited by the NKBA since 2009.


joliet junior college zoo veterinary technician 5 unique careers you can get with a jjc degree
5. Zoo Veterinary Technician
Average Earnings: $44,030 per year (see more)
Job Growth:
 20 percent projected increase from 2016-2026 (for all vet tech positions)
JJC Program of Study: Veterinary Medical Technology
Degree Needed: Associate's
JJC Department Chair: Eileen McKee, 

Take a walk on the wild side! Zoo veterinary technicians assist veterinarians with lab tests, surgeries, basic exams and more. They work with exotic animals from all around the world. If you are compassionate, love animals and enjoy science, this is the career for you!

 

Want to know more? 
Not sure what you want to study? Make an appointment with a career counselor at the Career Services Center on Main Campus or at our Romeoville Campus. Visit jjc.edu/careers, email careers@jjc.edu or call (815) 280-2756.

 

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