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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
growing 13.5%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
growing 3.9%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 3.7%
Average Wage
growing 2.52%
People in Workforce
growing 5.25%
Average Employee Age
declining 0.88%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in General Public Health and the types of students that study this field. Johns Hopkins University awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but San Juan Bautista School of Medicine and Ponce School of Medicine and Health Sciences have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Public Health. Tuition costs for General Public Health majors are, on average, $7,408 for in-state public colleges, and $36,962 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with General Public Health programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions.


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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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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 (6,630) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the General Public Health field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. General Public Health majors need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that General Public Health majors need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material Resources, and Management of Personnel Resources.

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 General Public Health 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 Management of Financial Resources is very distinctive for majors, but the Speaking, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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