Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

2,081

declining 3.03%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$6,872

growing 4.88%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$23,998

growing 3%

Average Wage

$67,246

declining 0.796%

People in Workforce

357,006

growing 4.63%

Average Employee Age

40.9

growing 0.239%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science degree recipients are Westminster, CO, College Station, TX, and Stevens Point, WI. The locations with a relatively high number of Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science degree recipients are DuBois, PA, Key West, FL, and Nelsonville, OH. The most common degree awarded to students studying Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science is a bachelors degree.

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Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science and the types of students that study this field. Front Range Community College awards the most degrees in Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science in the US, but Unity College and Pennsylvania State University-Penn State DuBois have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science.

Tuition costs for Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science majors are, on average, $6,872 for in-state public colleges, and $23,998 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions (62 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (1,627 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science, is Public, 4-year or above (1,627 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$6,872

Median In-State Public

$23,998

Median Out of State Private

Front Range Community College has the most Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science degree recipients, with 114 degrees awarded in 2016.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Unity College and Pennsylvania State University-Penn State DuBois have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science, with 31.3% and 12.1%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Natural Resources & Conservation graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Natural Resources & Conservation majors is $67,246 and the most common occupations are Miscellaneous managers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Postsecondary teachers.

The industry that employs the most Natural Resources & Conservation majors is Administration of environmental quality & housing programs, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Offices of physicians.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$67,246

Average Wage in Workforce

± $2,569

0.796%

1 Year Growth

± 5.77%

The average salary for Natural Resources & Conservation majors is $67,246 and the most common occupations are Miscellaneous managers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Postsecondary teachers.

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Highest Paying Locations

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Natural Resources & Conservation majors, by number of employees, are Miscellaneous managers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Postsecondary teachers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Natural Resources & Conservation majors working as Conservation scientists & foresters, Environmental scientists & geoscientists, and Biological scientists.

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Highest Paid

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Occupations by Share

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357,006

2017 Workforce

± 14,652

4.63%

1 Year Growth

± 5.61%

The number of Natural Resources & Conservation graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.63%, from 341,207 in 2016 to 357,006 in 2017.

The largest single share of Natural Resources & Conservation graduates go on to work as Miscellaneous managers (8.99%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Natural Resources & Conservation by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

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357,006

2017 Workforce

± 14,652

4.63%

1 Year Growth

± 5.61%

The number of Natural Resources & Conservation graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.63%, from 341,207 in 2016 to 357,006 in 2017.

The industry which employs the most Natural Resources & Conservation graduates by share is Administration of environmental quality & housing programs, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science is from the 2 Digit Course Natural Resources & Conservation.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Natural Resources & Conservation majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Natural Resources & Conservation in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Natural Resources & Conservation is 40.9, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Natural Resources & Conservation degrees, and White students earn the majority (1,726) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science is from the 2 Digit Course Natural Resources & Conservation.

40.9

Average Age in 2017

± 0.534 Years

0.239%

1 Year Change

± 1.86%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Natural Resources & Conservation. The most common ages of employees with this major are 28 and 25 years old, which represent 3.79% and 3.51% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science are Bachelors Degree, Associates Degree, and < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Natural Resources & Conservation are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (53.5%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,726 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    155 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    72 degrees awarded

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Male

    657 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    609 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino Female

    64 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Wildlife, Fish, & Wildlands Science is from the 2 Digit Course Natural Resources & Conservation.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. Mexico

    3,062 degree recipients

  2. China

    2,365 degree recipients

  3. Canada

    2,021 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. France

    5.67 times more than expected

  2. Taiwan

    4.94 times more than expected

  3. Canada

    4.71 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in France that hold Natural Resources & Conservation degrees (5.67 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Mexico (3,062 degree recipients).

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