Information on the businesses and industries that employ Mechanical Technologies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Mechanical Technologies majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Mechanical Technologies majors, by average wage, is Furniture & related product manufacturing.
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 43.5, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Mechanical Technologies degrees, and White students earn the majority (58,488) of the degrees.
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 Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Installation.
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 Repairing is very distinctive for majors, but the Troubleshooting, Repairing, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.