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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
7,458
declining 5.61%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
$5,948
growing 2.64%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
$24,442
growing 5.13%
Average Wage
$73,002
growing 2.52%
People in Workforce
3.98M
growing 5.25%
Average Employee Age
43.2
declining 0.88%

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Respiratory Care Therapist and the types of students that study this field. Independence University awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Independence University and California College San Diego have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Respiratory Care Therapist. Tuition costs for Respiratory Care Therapist majors are, on average, $5,948 for in-state public colleges, and $24,442 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Respiratory Care Therapist programs are Public, 2-year institutions.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Health graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Hospitals is the industry that employs the most Health majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Health majors, by average wage, is Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Health in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Health is 43.2, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Health degrees, and White students earn the majority (3,960) of the degrees.

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Skills

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

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 Respiratory Care Therapist 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 Equipment Maintenance is very distinctive for majors, but the Active Listening, Speaking, and Reading Comprehension are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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