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Computer Support Specialist&

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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
3,119
declining 0.54%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
$3,393
declining 7.35%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
$1,776
declining 76.9%
Average Wage
$92,592
growing 4.33%
People in Workforce
1.85M
growing 4.47%
Average Employee Age
40.3
growing 0.2%

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Computer Support Specialist and the types of students that study this field. Doctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but National American University-Tigard and Asher College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Computer Support Specialist. Tuition costs for Computer Support Specialist majors are, on average, $3,393 for in-state public colleges, and $1,776 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Computer Support Specialist programs are Public, 2-year institutions.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services majors, by average wage, is Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services is 40.3, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services degrees, and White students earn the majority (1,432) of the degrees.

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Skills

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

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 Computer Support Specialist 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 Installation is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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