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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2015
69,566
declining -7.14%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
$7,976
growing 14.6%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
$34,330
growing 2.54%
Average Wage
$74,421
growing 0.11%
People in Workforce
86,882
growing 8.56%
Average Employee Age
42.7
growing 3.4%

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Legal and the types of students that study this field. Georgetown University awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but University of California-Hastings College of Law and Sierra Valley College of Court Reporting have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Legal. Tuition costs for Legal majors are, on average, $7,976 for in-state public colleges, and $34,330 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Legal programs are Public, 2-year institutions.

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Employment

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Legal in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Legal is 42.7, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Legal degrees, and White students earn the majority (38,567) of the degrees.

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Skills

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

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 Legal 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 Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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