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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
13,499
growing 7.03%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
$6,872
growing 0.13%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
$32,350
growing 3.64%
Average Wage
$67,265
growing 3.07%
People in Workforce
2.09M
growing 3.69%
Average Employee Age
40
growing 1.06%

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Radio, Television, & Digital Communication and the types of students that study this field. Savannah College of Art and Design awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Carolina School of Broadcasting and Ohio Center for Broadcasting-Valley View have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Radio, Television, & Digital Communication. Tuition costs for Radio, Television, & Digital Communication majors are, on average, $6,872 for in-state public colleges, and $32,350 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Radio, Television, & Digital Communication programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Communications graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Communications majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Communications majors, by average wage, is Rubber products, except tires, manufacturing .

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Communications in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Communications is 40, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Communications degrees, and White students earn the majority (7,330) of the degrees.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Radio, Television, & Digital Communication field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Radio, Television, & Digital Communication majors need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Radio, Television, & Digital Communication majors need more than the average amount of Negotiation, Coordination, and Persuasion.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Radio, Television, & Digital Communication majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Negotiation is very distinctive for majors, but the Speaking, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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