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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2015
growing 10.5%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
declining -0.51%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 8.54%
Average Wage
growing 0.55%
People in Workforce
growing 4.67%
Average Employee Age
growing 0.29%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Fire Protection and the types of students that study this field. Columbia Southern University awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Mahoning County Career and Technical Center and Four County Career Center have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Fire Protection. Tuition costs for Fire Protection majors are, on average, $3,731 for in-state public colleges, and $28,198 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Fire Protection programs are Public, 2-year institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Protective Services graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Justice, public order, & safety activities is the industry that employs the most Protective Services majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Protective Services majors, by average wage, is Offices of dentists.


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Protective Services in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Protective Services is 39.4, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Protective Services degrees, and White students earn the majority (10,839) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Fire Protection field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Fire Protection majors need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Fire Protection majors need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Operation and Control, and Repairing.

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 Fire Protection 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 Equipment Maintenance is very distinctive for majors, but the Critical Thinking, Active Listening, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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