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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
declining 3.39%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
declining 6.68%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 4.22%
Average Wage
growing 3.6%
People in Workforce
growing 6.19%
Average Employee Age
declining 0.36%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in General Human Services and the types of students that study this field. Liberty University awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential and Lindsey Wilson College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Human Services. Tuition costs for General Human Services majors are, on average, $5,907 for in-state public colleges, and $25,680 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with General Human Services programs are Public, 2-year institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Public Administration and Social Service graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Individual & family services is the industry that employs the most Public Administration and Social Service majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Public Administration and Social Service majors, by average wage, is Professional & commercial equipment & supplies merchant wholesalers.


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Public Administration and Social Service in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Public Administration and Social Service is 43.2, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Public Administration and Social Service degrees, and White students earn the majority (6,955) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the General Human Services field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. General Human Services majors need many skills, but most especially Social Perceptiveness. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that General Human Services majors need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Service Orientation, 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 General Human Services 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 Social Perceptiveness, Active Listening, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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