If your college plans don't include a four-year degree at this point, you could be paving a path toward attending community college. While some two-year degree holders eventually move on to four-year colleges (and graduate degrees), some students move straight into a career with an associate's degree.
As you probably already know, selecting a career path can take years and may involve such factors as comparing your interests and skills against the available jobs in your area. Money should not be the sole selection criterion when looking for a job, since even the highest-paying role probably won't allow you to overcome dissatisfaction in your career. But in response to several queries from readers, College Confidential investigated several high-paying careers for associate's degree holders.