If you have graduated from high school, and are now struggling to find a job, it may be a good idea to consider getting an associate's degree in science and engineering. Both of these fields are ever growing and will afford you many job opportunities you may not have had. Associate's degrees are easier to obtain than bachelor's degrees and also take less time. Whereas a bachelor's degree takes four years to obtain, an associate's degree only takes two years, sometimes taking only a year and a half. Associate's degrees will open doors that would otherwise not have been open. Also, they are much less of a commitment. While you cannot drop out of a four year bachelor's degree program and get an associate's degree, you can get an associate's degree and then go on to get a bachelor's.
There are many applications for a science and engineering associate's degree. Some options include becoming a dental or medical assistant. Other possibilities include becoming a veterinary assistant or video game tester. Becoming a medical assistant is a very good choice if you are interested in being a part of the medical field, but do not have the motivation or desire to make the time commitment necessary to get a MD or DO degree. Associate's degrees are also available for people interested in nursing. These fields have several advantages. Many nurses and medical assistants are much happier because they have more patient contact than physicians. Additionally, they tend to work less obscure hours, and the pay is relatively good compared to similar fields.
Video game testing falls under the category of engineering associate's degrees. Video game testers do not necessarily require an associate's degree, but one in graphic design or systems technology gives you a leg up, if this is the field you are interested in.