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Geographic Information Science & Cartography&

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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
growing 5.31%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
growing 0.87%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 9.2%
Average Wage
growing 2.92%
People in Workforce
growing 2.94%
Average Employee Age
declining 0.39%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Geographic Information Science & Cartography and the types of students that study this field. University of Southern California awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools and Special Focus Institutions have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Geographic Information Science & Cartography. Tuition costs for Geographic Information Science & Cartography majors are, on average, $7,408 for in-state public colleges, and $38,560 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Geographic Information Science & Cartography programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions.


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


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Social Sciences in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Social Sciences is 42.9, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Social Sciences degrees, and White students earn the majority (1,323) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Geographic Information Science & Cartography field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Geographic Information Science & Cartography majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Geographic Information Science & Cartography majors need more than the average amount of Negotiation, Management of Financial Resources, and Coordination.

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 Geographic Information Science & Cartography 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 Negotiation is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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