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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2015
170,241
growing 0.16%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
$6,897
growing 3.75%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
$30,921
growing 4.08%
Average Wage
$61,266
declining -0.48%
People in Workforce
2.32M
growing 3.39%
Average Employee Age
41.2
declining -0.25%

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Psychology and the types of students that study this field. Liberty University awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Sofia University and Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Psychology. Tuition costs for Psychology majors are, on average, $6,897 for in-state public colleges, and $30,921 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Psychology programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Psychology graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Psychology majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Psychology majors, by average wage, is Furniture & home furnishing merchant wholesalers.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Psychology in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Psychology is 41.2, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Psychology degrees, and White students earn the majority (95,900) of the degrees.

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Skills

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

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 Psychology 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 Social Perceptiveness is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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