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Eight In-Demand, High Paying Jobs You Can Get with a JJC Degree

Posted by Sam Ritz on Oct 3, 2016 7:54:05 AM

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Would you be surprised if we told you that you can make up to $64,000 a year with just a two-year, in-demand associate degree from JJC?

From opportunities in the technical field to computers and health care, we've created the ultimate list for students who are thinking about jobs with high salaries and good career prospects. While this doesn't include all of JJC's opportunities that can lead to in-demand, high paying jobs, the ones we've highlighted are among some of the most popular.

Below, we list eight, in-demand, high paying jobs you can get with only a JJC degree: 


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1. Web Developers
Average Salary: $64,970 a year (Click here to learn more)
JOB OUTLOOK:
 27 percent projected increase from 2014-2024
JJC Program of Study: Computer Information and Office Systems
JJC Department Chair: Ram Raghuraman, [email protected]

Duties include designing and creating websites, and managing a website's speed, performance and how much traffic it can handle.

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2. Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Average Salary: $63,630 a year (Click here to learn more)
JOB OUTLOOK:
24 percent projected increase from 2014-2024
JJC Program of Study: Sonography
JJC Program Coordinator: Elena Miller, [email protected]

Duties include taking ultrasounds, helping to diagnose health conditions, and assisting doctors and surgeons.

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3. Plant and System Operators
Average Salary: $59,070* (Click here to learn more)
JOB OUTLOOK:
 5 percent projected increase from 2014-2024
JJC Program of Study: Operations Engineering and Technician
JJC Adviser: Greg Pakieser, [email protected]

Duties include operating machinery specific to the company or plant an employee works for. *Salaries may be higher if employees choose to take part in overtime hours.

 

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4. Radiologic Technologists
Average Salary: $58,120 a year (Click here to learn more)

JOB OUTLOOK: 9 percent projected increase from 2014-2024
JJC Program of Study: Radiology
JJC Program Coordinator: Bob Verkler, [email protected]

Duties include performing x-rays, MRIs, and operating the machinery to create diagnostic images.

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5. Construction and Building Inspectors
Average Salary: $57,340 a year* (Click here to learn more)
JOB OUTLOOK:
 8 percent projected increase from 2014-2024
JJC Program of Study: Construction Management
JJC Department Chair: Jeff Bradford, [email protected] 

Duties include keeping up with building codes, ordinances, zoning regulations and contracts. *Salaries may be higher if employees choose to take part in overtime hours.

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6. Computer Support Specialists
Average Salary: $51,470 (Click here to learn more)
JOB OUTLOOK:
 12 percent projected increase from 2014-2024
JJC Program of Study: Computer Information and Office Systems
JJC Department Chair: Ram Raghuraman, [email protected]

Duties include helping individuals and organizations with computer software and equipment.

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7. Industrial Maintenance Technicians
Average Salary: $48,410 a year* (Click here to learn more)
JOB OUTLOOK: 16 percent projected increase from 2014-2024
JJC Program of Study: Industrial Maintenance Technology
JJC Program Adviser: Jeff Bradford, [email protected]

Duties include maintaining and repairing industrial machinery. *Salaries may be higher if employees choose to take part in overtime hours.

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8. HVAC 
Average Salary: $45,110 a year* (Click here to learn more)

JOB OUTLOOK: 14 percent projected increase from 2014-2024
JJC Program of Study: HVAC
JJC Program Adviser: Joe Thomas, [email protected]

Duties include working on heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. *Salaries may be higher if employees choose to take part in overtime hours.

Do You Know About the Skilled Trades Fair?
Looking for a job or internship? Attend the Skilled Trades Career Fair on Thursday, Oct. 13 from 1 to 4 p.m. on the Main Campus.  This is a perfect opportunity for students to network with professionals in the technical field, where they can receive many in-demand, high paying jobs. 

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