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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2015
declining -16.93%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
maintaining 0%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 3.75%
Average Wage
declining -5.53%
People in Workforce
growing 7.36%
Average Employee Age
declining -1.86%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Air Transportation and the types of students that study this field. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Worldwide awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Aerosim Flight Academy and Mauna Loa Helicopters have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Air Transportation. Tuition costs for Air Transportation majors are, on average, $6,012 for in-state public colleges, and $27,380 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Air Transportation programs are Public, 2-year institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Transportation graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Air transportation is the industry that employs the most Transportation majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Transportation majors, by average wage, is Drugs, sundries, & chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers .


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Transportation in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Transportation is 42.3, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Transportation degrees, and White students earn the majority (4,668) of the degrees.

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

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 Air Transportation 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 Operation and Control is very distinctive for majors, but the Critical Thinking, Monitoring, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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