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Careers with Programs Lasting 2 Years or Less

The programs listed below prepare you for high-demand jobs with two years or less of education.

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Job Category: Advanced Manufacturing Production, Installation & Maintenance
Timeframe Starting Salary
Computer Numerically Controlled Machine Tool Programmers, Metal and Plastic 2 Years or less $32,566
Computer-Controlled Machine Tool Operators, Metal and Plastic 2 Years or less $30,411
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 2 Years or less $50,293
Engine and Other Machine Assemblers 2 Years or less $34,462
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 2 Years or less $31,372
Heating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers 2 Years or less $32,550
Industrial Machinery Mechanics 2 Years or less $38,023
Maintenance Workers, Machinery 2 Years or less $32,442
Millwrights 2 Years or less $38,622
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Except Engines 2 Years or less $37,023
Plant and System Operators, All Other 2 Years or less $35,831
Telecommunications Line Installers and Repairers 2 Years or less $36,269
Tool and Die Makers 2 Years or less $37,948
Welders, Cutters, Solderers, and Brazers 2 Years or less $30,283
Welding, Soldering, and Brazing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders 2 Years or less $30,625
Wind Turbine Service Technicians 2 Years or less $40,725
Job Category: Construction & Engineering
Timeframe Starting Salary
Architectural and Civil Drafters 2 Years or less $37,285
Carpenters 2 Years or less $30,469
Civil Engineering Technicians 2 Years or less $33,717
Electrical and Electronics Engineering Technicians 2 Years or less $43,797
Electricians 2 Years or less $34,701
Engineering Technicians, Except Drafters, All Other 2 Years or less $40,728
Mechanical Drafters 2 Years or less $35,488
Operating Engineers and Other Construction Equipment Operators 2 Years or less $33,533
Pipelayers 2 Years or less $35,156
Plumbers, Pipefitters, and Steamfitters 2 Years or less $32,434
Sheet Metal Workers 2 Years or less $30,549
Structural Iron and Steel Workers 2 Years or less $36,951
Job Category: Healthcare & Biosciences
Timeframe Starting Salary
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 2 Years or less $30,841
Biological Technicians 2 Years or less $31,063
Biological Technicians 2 Years or less $31,063
Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians 2 Years or less $31,244
Chemical Technicians 2 Years or less $29,960
Dental Assistants 2 Years or less $32,420
Dental Hygienists 2 Years or less $56,344
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers 2 Years or less $51,301
Emergency Medical Technicians and Paramedics 2 Years or less $23,496
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 2 Years or less $34,310
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 2 Years or less $30,148
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses 2 Years or less $34,507
Life, Physical, and Social Science Technicians, All Other 2 Years or less $31,801
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians 2 Years or less N.A.
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists 2 Years or less $32,644
Occupational Therapy Assistants 2 Years or less $43,936
Physical Therapist Assistants 2 Years or less $36,475
Radiologic Technologists 2 Years or less $40,264
Registered Nurses 2 Years or less $44,294
Registered Nurses 2 Years or less $44,294
Respiratory Therapists 2 Years or less $43,754
Surgical Technologists 2 Years or less $33,306
Job Category: Information Technology
Timeframe Starting Salary
Computer Network Support Specialists 2 Years or less $36,689
Computer Network Support Specialists 2 Years or less $36,689
Computer Occupations, All Other 2 Years or less $46,325
Computer Occupations, All Other 2 Years or less $46,325
Computer Programmers 2 Years or less $49,121
Computer Programmers 2 Years or less $49,121
Computer Systems Analysts 2 Years or less $58,392
Computer Systems Analysts 2 Years or less $58,392
Computer User Support Specialists 2 Years or less $31,164
Computer User Support Specialists 2 Years or less $31,164
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 2 Years or less $50,992
Network and Computer Systems Administrators 2 Years or less $50,992
Web Developers 2 Years or less $32,436