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Posted February 01, 2013 by

Best Paying Jobs For Those With Two-Year Associate’s Degree

Brent Rasmussen of Careerbuilder

Brent Rasmussen of Careerbuilder

Although income is directly correlated to education with those making the most tending to have the most years of education, that doesn’t mean that those with Associate’s or two-year college degrees are doomed to a life of poverty. Far from it. Indeed, many of the most lucrative professions don’t require a Bachelor’s degree and many top-paying jobs only require an Associate’s degree.

“Nearly one in five employers (18 percent) reported that their educational requirements for jobs in their organizations have increased over the last five years,” said Brent Rasmussen, President of CareerBuilder North America. “A college education is one of the best investments you can make. Not only does it increase the amount of opportunities available to you, it also significantly boosts your earning potential.” (more…)

Posted October 30, 2008 by

What Does an Air Traffic Controller’s Salary Look Like?

Anyone who’s ever seen the movie “Pushing Tin” got a peek at what air traffic controllers do on a day-to-day basis. It’s a tough job that not everyone is qualified to do.
Here in the U.S., most of the air traffic controllers currently in the workforce will be lost to retirement over the next 10 years, so the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is planning to hire in excess of 12,000 new, entry level air traffic controllers throughout the coming decade.
To be an air traffic controller, a candidate must have excellent memory and spatial awareness, be quick with numeric computation, assertive, calm under pressure and able to follow and apply rules with an ability to be flexible when needed. Entry level air traffic controller trainees generally begin in their twenties and retire in their fifties. They must pass strict physical and psychological tests, maintain excellent vision, hearing and speaking skills. Air traffic controllers must do everything they can to remain healthy and avoid prohibited medications.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the mean air traffic controller salary, as of May 2008, is $107, 780 annually. For entry level air traffic controllers (trainees) is about $25,000 per year to start.