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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2015
growing 1.89%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
growing 5.4%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
maintaining 0%
Average Wage
growing 1.82%
People in Workforce
growing 3.24%
Average Employee Age
maintaining -0.11%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Radio & Television and the types of students that study this field. California State University-Northridge awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but American Broadcasting School-Oklahoma City and Ohio Center for Broadcasting-Cincinnati have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Radio & Television. Tuition costs for Radio & Television majors are, on average, $7,045 for in-state public colleges, and $31,424 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Radio & Television programs are Public, 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 Petroleum refining.


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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 39.6, 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 (3,851) of the degrees.

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

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 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, Active Listening, and Reading Comprehension are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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