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General Biomedical Sciences&

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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2015
growing 8%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
growing 3.28%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 2.4%
Average Wage
growing 0.54%
People in Workforce
growing 4.92%
Average Employee Age
declining -0.81%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in General Biomedical Sciences and the types of students that study this field. University of South Florida-Main Campus awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute and Rockefeller University have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Biomedical Sciences. Tuition costs for General Biomedical Sciences majors are, on average, $6,897 for in-state public colleges, and $33,218 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with General Biomedical Sciences programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.


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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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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 (3,159) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the General Biomedical Sciences field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. General Biomedical Sciences majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that General Biomedical Sciences majors need more than the average amount of Science, Operations Analysis, 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 Biomedical 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, Science, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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