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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
578
declining 14.4%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
$3,393
declining 3.69%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
$30,420
growing 2.84%
Average Wage
$53,324
declining 0.62%
People in Workforce
79,317
growing 19.2%
Average Employee Age
36.6
declining 1.66%

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Communications Technology and the types of students that study this field. Associated Technical College-San Diego awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Associated Technical College-San Diego and Special Focus Four-Year: Business & Management Schools have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Communications Technology. Tuition costs for Communications Technology majors are, on average, $3,393 for in-state public colleges, and $30,420 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Communications Technology programs are Public, 2-year institutions.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Communication Technologies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Broadcasting (except internet) is the industry that employs the most Communication Technologies majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Communication Technologies majors, by average wage, is Executive offices & legislative bodies.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Communication Technologies in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Communication Technologies is 36.6, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Communication Technologies degrees, and White students earn the majority (324) of the degrees.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Communications Technology field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Communications Technology majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Communications Technology majors need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Installation.

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 Communications Technology 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 Equipment Maintenance is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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