Over Half of Top Jobs for Community College Grads Can be Attained at Quinsigamond

Thursday, August 10, 2017
GoLocalWorcester News Team

Science professionals are one of the top jobs for community college grads
U.S. News and World Report listed their top 19 jobs for community college associate degree graduates, with healthcare, technology and science professions leading the way.

More than half of the professions on the list can be attained at Quinsigamond Community College (QCC) in Worcester.

Professions include Radiologic Technology (ranked 14 on the U.S. News list), Dental Hygiene (ranked fourth), to Computer Information Systems Web Development and Programming (ranked third) and Occupational Therapy Assistant (ranked first).

“Our programs have put thousands of students on the path to success by offering associate degrees and career training certificates that mirror the needs of our local and global economy. We also work closely with local and regional companies and organizations, offering specific training to enhance employees’ skills. This helps to keep employees’ viable members of their organization’s workforce,” said Dr. Lillian Ortiz, Vice President for Student Engagement, Enrollment and Community Connections at QCC.

The professions offer salaries (ranging in mean salaries of up to $70K - $80K) in addition to continued growth potential for the next decade and beyond.

Quinsigamond Community College

Quinsigamond offers more than 120 associate degree and certificate programs.

QCC has also conferred over 50 percent of the education degrees in the area, and it delivered the most engineering degrees by 76 percent, as well as 80 percent of engineering certificates awarded.

Fall Class Registration

With fall classes starting on September 6, QCC is currently holding a One-Stop Registration event that offers students a way to obtain more information about financial aid, admissions, and placement tests, all in one place at the same time.

The event is going on from now until August 11, 2017. 

Click here for more information

  • 1.

    College of the Holy Cross 

    • #32 (tie) in National Liberal Arts Colleges
    • #37 (tie) in High School Counselor Rankings

     

    US News Says: 

    "College of the Holy Cross is a private institution that was founded in 1843. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,916, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 174 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. College of the Holy Cross's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 32. Its tuition and fees are $48,940 (2016-17)."

     
  • 2.

    Assumption College 

    #23 (tie) in Regional Universities North

    US News Says: 

    "Assumption College is a private institution that was founded in 1904. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,987, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 185 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Assumption College's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities North, 23. Its tuition and fees are $36,260 (2016-17)."

     
  • 3.

    Worcester Polytechnic Institute 

    • #60 (tie) in National Universities
    • #42 in Best Value Schools
    • #18 (tie) in Best Undergraduate Teaching
    • #36 (tie) in Best Colleges for Veterans
    • #83 (tie) in High School Counselor Rankings
    • #150 (tie) in Business Programs
    • #63 (tie) in Best Undergraduate Engineering Program

     

    US News Says: 

    "Worcester Polytechnic Institute is a private institution that was founded in 1865. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 4,299, its setting is city, and the campus size is 80 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. Worcester Polytechnic Institute's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 60. Its tuition and fees are $46,994 (2016-17)."

     
  • 4.

    Clark University 

    • #74 (tie) in National Universities
    • #27 in Best Value Schools
    • #117 (tie) in High School Counselor Rankings
    • #150 (tie) in Business Programs

     

    US News Says: 

    "Clark University is a private institution that was founded in 1887. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,397, its setting is city, and the campus size is 50 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Clark University's ranking in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 74. Its tuition and fees are $43,150 (2016-17)."

     

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