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17 top-paying jobs with a 2-year degree

The Motley Fool Logo By Maurie Backman of The Motley Fool | Slide 2 of 18: Median salary: $124,540 Job outlook: 3% growth  Air traffic controllers have one of the most stressful jobs in the country: directing air traffic and helping to ensure that planes take off and land safely. Air traffic controllers are often required to work nights, weekends, and other such demanding shifts, but the payoff, as you can see, is well worth it. To work in air traffic control, you must pass certain medical and background checks, as well as be a U.S. citizen. You must also pass certain courses as determined by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) academy. The good news, however, is that you don’t need a four-year degree to work in this field.

1. Air traffic controller

Median salary: $124,540

Job outlook: 3% growth

Air traffic controllers have one of the most stressful jobs in the country: directing air traffic and helping to ensure that planes take off and land safely. Air traffic controllers are often required to work nights, weekends, and other such demanding shifts, but the payoff, as you can see, is well worth it.

To work in air traffic control, you must pass certain medical and background checks, as well as be a U.S. citizen. You must also pass certain courses as determined by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) academy. The good news, however, is that you don’t need a four-year degree to work in this field.

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