A new study from Georgetown University shows that 30 percent of Americans with associates degrees have higher incomes than those who earned a bachelors.
The finding came as no surprise to Toni Newman, an outreach specialist with Sacramento City College.
“We are providing an educated workforce for the businesses,” Newman said. That’s a huge part of our mission.”
Many community colleges, including Sacramento City, offer specialized training in fields that often pay employees $60,000 or more per year, including air traffic control, dental hygiene, nursing, fashion design and railroad work.
Air traffic controllers often earn triple-digit incomes.