Not everyone has the time, money, or energy to spend in a four-year degree program. If that’s true for you, we’ve got good news: Earning an associate degree can get you into one of the fastest-growing careers this year and beyond. Check out the hottest jobs in 2011 — bachelor’s degree not required.

Hot Job: Dental Hygienist
Say ahhh… and get patients to open up to you in this hot career. You’ll play an important role in their oral care, helping prevent and limit the extent of cavities and periodontal disease. You can even enjoy the flexibility of part-time work and flit from one dental office to another. Make a good impression in this job, and 9 out of 10 dentists will definitely recommend your services.

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