Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Engineering-Related Fields and the types of students that study this field. Missouri University of Science and Technology awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but International Technological University and Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Engineering-Related Fields. Tuition costs for Engineering-Related Fields majors are, on average, $7,701 for in-state public colleges, and $40,400 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Engineering-Related Fields programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions.
Information on the businesses and industries that employ Engineering Technologies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Computer Systems Design is the industry that employs the most Engineering Technologies majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Engineering Technologies majors, by average wage, is Not specified retail trade.
Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Engineering Technologies in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Engineering Technologies is 44.6, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Engineering Technologies degrees, and White students earn the majority (2,293) of the degrees.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Engineering-Related Fields field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Engineering-Related Fields majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Engineering-Related Fields majors need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Troubleshooting.
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 Engineering-Related Fields 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 Repairing 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.