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General Biological Sciences&

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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2015
83,257
growing 3.11%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
$6,470
growing 2.73%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
$31,081
growing 3.51%
Average Wage
$98,047
growing 0.54%
People in Workforce
2.4M
growing 4.92%
Average Employee Age
41.5
declining -0.81%

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in General Biological Sciences and the types of students that study this field.

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Biology graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Biology in the US.

Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the General Biological Sciences field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in General Biological Sciences and the types of students that study this field. The University of Texas at Austin awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Stillman College and Rust College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Biological Sciences. Tuition costs for General Biological Sciences majors are, on average, $6,470 for in-state public colleges, and $31,081 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with General Biological Sciences programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Biology graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Hospitals is the industry that employs the most Biology majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Biology majors, by average wage, is Offices of physicians.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Biology in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Biology is 41.5, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Biology degrees, and White students earn the majority (45,719) of the degrees.

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Global Diversity

Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the General Biological Sciences field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. General Biological Sciences majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that General Biological Sciences majors need more than the average amount of Science, Management of Financial Resources, and Programming.

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 General Biological Sciences 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 Science is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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