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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
declining 7.11%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
declining 0.73%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
declining 7.63%
Average Wage
declining 4.84%
People in Workforce
growing 16.4%
Average Employee Age
declining 1.54%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Culinary Arts & Chef Training and the types of students that study this field. Culinary Institute of America awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Special Focus Four-Year: Other Special Focus Institutions and Special Focus Two-Year: Arts & Design have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Culinary Arts & Chef Training. Tuition costs for Culinary Arts & Chef Training majors are, on average, $3,800 for in-state public colleges, and $25,800 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Culinary Arts & Chef Training programs are Public, 2-year institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Personal & Culinary Services graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Restaurants & Food Services is the industry that employs the most Personal & Culinary Services majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Personal & Culinary Services majors, by average wage, is Management, scientific & technical consulting services.


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Personal & Culinary Services in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Personal & Culinary Services is 37.9, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Personal & Culinary Services degrees, and White students earn the majority (7,662) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Culinary Arts & Chef Training field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Culinary Arts & Chef Training majors need many skills, but most especially Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Culinary Arts & Chef Training majors need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Management of Material Resources, and Management of Financial Resources.

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 Culinary Arts & Chef Training 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 Operation and Control is very distinctive for majors, but the Monitoring, Coordination, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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