There are many types of trade school, technical and medical vocational careers that only require 6 weeks to 2 years of school before you’re ready for a top paying entry-level job in that field. Some of these careers have paid on the job training. There are a large number of skilled trade, vocational technical and healthcare skills that take only a few weeks to 2 years to learn. Here are a few:
- Civil Engineer
- Computer Scientist
- Mechanical Engineer
- Mech. Engineering Tech
- Dental Hygienist
- Electrical Engineer
- Construction Management
- Management Information Systems
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Programming
- Electrical & Electronics Engineering
- Executive Pastry Chef
- Master Plumber
- Radiation Therapist
- ICU Nurse
- Sheet Metal Worker
Highest paying careers where you can get on the job training
Most careers that train on-the-job will pay you as you learn. Here’s a bunch of careers that take you from training to working in 2 years associates degree or less. These jobs all pay top salaries to start!
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|Career||Starting Salary||Median Pay||Top 10%|
|Mech. Engineering Technology||$43,000||$68,000||$79,000|
|Management Information Systems||$44,000||$76,000|
|Electrical & Electronics Engineering||$60,000||$93,000||$147,000|
|Executive Pastry Chef||$30,000||$45,000||$102,000|
|Sheet Metal Worker||$63,000||$122,000|
Other Vocational Careers with Top Salary Potential
Registered Nurse: You can become a registered nurse through a two-year program at a community college. The reward? It’s a highly paid, emotionally rewarding career. The median annual salary for RN’s is a whopping $65,000.
Air Traffic Controller: An associate’s degree in air-traffic control along with necessary certifications could land you this high-paying, $122,000 a year job.
Architect: “The architect will draw up a detailed rendering of a house plan (click for examples of professional house plans) or business office building, either hand-drawn or through a computer program such as CADD. – Architecture Courses