Two-year Associate Degrees are awarded in areas such as criminal justice, computers, nursing, occupational therapy, dental hygiene, environmental engineering and fashion design. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the mean salary for registered nurses across the U.S. was approximately $66,500 in May 2009. The mean salary for dental hygienists was $67,800. Occupational therapists enjoyed a mean compensation level of more than $47,000. I certainly don't consider getting this type of degree a waste of time.
No they are not. Though if I were you I'd prefer taking associates degree online. It offers you a lot of benefits and is a better option today.
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