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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2015
24,658
growing 8.67%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
$7,060
growing 3.52%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
$31,318
growing 1.22%
Average Wage
$59,850
declining -3.93%
People in Workforce
345,581
growing 3.81%
Average Employee Age
39
declining -0.46%

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Biological & Physical Sciences and the types of students that study this field. Moraine Valley Community College awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Keck Graduate Institute and Contra Costa College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Biological & Physical Sciences. Tuition costs for Biological & Physical Sciences majors are, on average, $7,060 for in-state public colleges, and $31,318 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Biological & Physical Sciences programs are Public, 2-year institutions.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Interdisciplinary Studies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Interdisciplinary Studies majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Interdisciplinary Studies majors, by average wage, is Internet publishing, broadcasting & web search portals.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies is 39, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Interdisciplinary Studies degrees, and White students earn the majority (11,443) of the degrees.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Biological & Physical Sciences field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Biological & Physical Sciences majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Biological & Physical Sciences majors need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Science, and Management of Material 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 Biological & Physical 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 Management of Financial Resources is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Writing are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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