The Bankrate and Payscale websites list jobs such as electrical technician, radiological technician, dental hygienist and funeral service manager as high-paying jobs for people with associate degrees. These positions all have different requirements and offer varying salaries.
Apprenticeship programs for electrical technicians allow them to save on costs associated with extended schooling. Radiologic technicians collect medical diagnostic images, and the positions requires a passing score on a state's radiologic licensing exam.
Dental hygienists clean patients' teeth and examine their oral health to look for diseases. Wages and projected growth in the industry offer those with associate degrees opportunities for employment. Funeral service managers organize and manage details such as preparing remains, providing emotional support and filing death certificates.