Mechanical Technologies

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

106,749

growing 0.271%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$3,592

declining 0.333%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$13,624

growing 6.91%

Average Wage

$63,008

declining 7.62%

People in Workforce

20,212

declining 6.31%

Average Employee Age

43.4

declining 0.162%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Mechanical Technologies degree recipients are Indianapolis city (balance), IN, Houston, TX, and Lima, OH. The locations with a relatively high number of Mechanical Technologies degree recipients are . The most common degree awarded to students studying Mechanical Technologies is a 1 to 2 year postsecondary certificate.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Mechanical Technologies and the types of students that study this field. Universal Technical Institute-Auto Motorcycle & Marine Mechanics Institute Division-Orlando awards the most degrees in Mechanical Technologies in the US, but Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Dallas and Northwest HVAC/R Training Center have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Mechanical Technologies.

Tuition costs for Mechanical Technologies majors are, on average, $3,592 for in-state public colleges, and $13,624 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Mechanical Technologies programs are Public, 2-year institutions (758 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (60,644 completions).

Institutions

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Mechanical Technologies, is Public, 2-year (60,644 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Mechanical Technologies programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$3,592

Median In-State Public

$13,624

Median Out of State Private

Universal Technical Institute-Auto Motorcycle & Marine Mechanics Institute Division-Orlando has the most Mechanical Technologies degree recipients, with 1,335 degrees awarded in 2016.

The following bar chart shows the state tuition for the top 5 institutions with the most degrees awarded in Mechanical Technologies.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Mechanical Technologies programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Dallas and Northwest HVAC/R Training Center have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Mechanical Technologies, with 100% and 100%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Mechanical Technologies

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Mechanical Technologies by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Mechanical Technologies.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Mechanical Technologies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The industry that employs the most Mechanical Technologies majors is Construction, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Air transportation.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

$63,008

Average Wage in Workforce

± $9,502

7.62%

1 Year Growth

± 22%

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Highest Paying Locations

Highest Paying Pumas

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Mechanical Technologies majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Mechanical Technologies majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Occupations

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Occupations by Share

20,212

2017 Workforce

± 3,490

6.31%

1 Year Growth

± 25.7%

The number of Mechanical Technologies graduates in the workforce has been declining at a rate of 6.31%, from 21,574 in 2016 to 20,212 in 2017.

The largest single share of Mechanical Technologies graduates go on to work as Miscellaneous managers (5.37%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Mechanical Technologies by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

The most common industries that employ Mechanical Technologies majors, by number of employees, are Construction, Automotive repair & maintenance, and Car Dealers.

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Industries by Share

20,212

2017 Workforce

± 3,490

6.31%

1 Year Growth

± 25.7%

The number of Mechanical Technologies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 6.31%, from 21,574 in 2016 to 20,212 in 2017.

The industry which employs the most Mechanical Technologies graduates by share is Construction, followed by Automotive repair & maintenance. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Mechanical Technologies.

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Specialty Locations

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Mechanical Technologies majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Mechanical Technologies majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Mechanical Technologies in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Mechanical Technologies is 43.4, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate. Male employees are more likely to hold Mechanical Technologies degrees, and White students earn the majority (58,458) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

43.4

Average Age in 2017

± 2.27 Years

0.162%

1 Year Change

± 7.26%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Mechanical Technologies. The most common ages of employees with this major are 26 and 40 years old, which represent 17.8% and 14.4% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Mechanical Technologies are 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate, < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and Associates Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

The most common degree types held by the working population in Mechanical Technologies are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (94.7%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by gender at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in Mechanical Technologies.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    58,458 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    22,274 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    13,412 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Mechanical Technologies for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Male

    227 degrees awarded

  2. Non-resident Alien Male

    34 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American Male

    26 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Mechanical Technologies. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Countries of Origin

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There are a relatively high number of people that were born in N/A that hold Mechanical Technologies degrees (N/A times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is N/A (N/A degree recipients).

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Skills

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

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 Mechanical Technologies 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 Installation is very distinctive for majors, but the Troubleshooting, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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