Pay Off Student Loans Fast With These High-Paying Careers

Pay Off Student Loans Fast With These High-Paying Careers

It’s easy to pay back student loans when you have a job with a big salary! ORT College provides a focused field of study designed to train you with the skills you need for the job you want. When you want to expand your career opportunities without putting your life on hold, ORT College offers numerous degree and certification programs.

Numbers released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), part of the U.S. Department of Labor, show that ORT College’s degree programs in Accounting and Digital Media can lead to careers with a salary above the current median wage in America of $43,145. If you’re worried about how long you’ll be in debt after graduation, why not try out these programs from ORT College?

accounting degree at ort colleges in los angelesCrunching the Numbers

If you have a head for numbers and love to investigate problems to find the best solution, becoming an accountant may be perfect for you! According to the BLS, accountants earn an average salary of $63,550, with the highest paid accountants earning as much as $111,510 per year.

Accountants are an essential part of every business and a good one can really improve a company by reducing costs and boosting efficiency. ORT College’s Associate of Applied Science Degree in Accounting offers bookkeeping, tax preparation, corporate accounting courses as well as training you to use all the technology and software related to your field.

We do more than ensure you graduate with all the training you need though! Our externship program helps you get a position at a company in your field, providing real-world experience that employers love to see on a resume.

digital media degree at a los angeles trade schoolAn Eye for Design

Interested in advertising, marketing, newspaper and magazine publishing, or anything else in print or online? ORT College’s Associate of Applied Science Degree in Digital Media is your stepping-stone into a creative career in graphic design.

As a graphic designer, you’ll be responsible for helping your company stand out from the crowd through the images and concepts you use. Graphic designers target the proper demographic for their clients and strategize how best to make a connection with potential customers. From billboards to web pages, graphic designers ensure companies always look their best.

Because graphic design is so important, salaries are at an average of $44,150. The highest paid graphic designers make around $77,490. As a graphic designer, you’ll have a job with results you can show off to everyone. See that billboard? I made that.

los angeles college cad design degree A Success in Every Field

While graphic design and accounting may be paying more than average today, every program at LA ORT can help you become a success. Healthcare, for example, is a booming industry with high demand for skilled workers in many fields. Pharmacy technicians, according to the BLS, will be needed more and more as an estimated 108,300 new positions will need to be filled.

While not guaranteed, higher demand generally leads to higher salaries. With the recent implementation of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, the healthcare industry in America will have an increased need for more workers, as more people will be able to afford healthcare.

The same can be said for our other programs in technology, like our newly upgraded Computer Aided Drafting and Design degree. For a Drafter, the average income is $47,880. Drafters use computers to take engineering and architectural designs and turn them into technical specifications needed for workers to build. As the BLS says, this covers everything “from microchips to skyscrapers.”

Every day is a great day to take the first step to a better career. If you’d like to learn more about LA ORT’s numerous degree programs, please contact us.

LA ORT is a group of nonprofit junior colleges in Los Angeles and Van Nuys provide career training in short term courses.