Nursing Practice

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

4,413

declining 0.586%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$7,175

growing 3.53%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$31,037

growing 2.84%

Average Wage

$74,141

growing 1.56%

People in Workforce

4.11M

growing 3.34%

Average Employee Age

43.3

growing 0.293%

About

The locations with the highest concentration of Nursing Practice degree recipients are Wilmington Manor, DE, Boston, MA, and Chicago, IL. The locations with a relatively high number of Nursing Practice degree recipients are Rio Grande, OH, Aguadilla, PR, and Wilmington Manor, DE. The most common degree awarded to students studying Nursing Practice is a professional doctorate.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Nursing Practice and the types of students that study this field. Wilmington University awards the most degrees in Nursing Practice in the US, but Aria Health School of Nursing and MGH Institute of Health Professions have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Nursing Practice.

Tuition costs for Nursing Practice majors are, on average, $7,175 for in-state public colleges, and $31,037 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Nursing Practice programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions (115 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (2,316 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Nursing Practice

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Nursing Practice, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (2,316 completions).

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

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$7,175

Median In-State Public

$31,037

Median Out of State Private

Wilmington University has the most Nursing Practice degree recipients, with 454 degrees awarded in 2016.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Nursing Practice programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Aria Health School of Nursing and MGH Institute of Health Professions have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Nursing Practice, with 100% and 42.1%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Nursing Practice

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Nursing Practice 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 Nursing Practice.

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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.

The average salary for Health majors is $74,141 and the most common occupations are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Medical & health services managers.

The industry that employs the most Health majors is Hospitals, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Lumber & other construction materials merchant wholesalers.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$74,141

Average Wage in Workforce

± $790

1.56%

1 Year Growth

± 1.49%

The average salary for Health majors is $74,141 and the most common occupations are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Medical & health services managers.

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Highest Paying Locations

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

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Health majors, by number of employees, are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Medical & health services managers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Health majors working as Nurse anesthetists, Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, and Audiologists.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Health majors are Physicians & surgeons, Chief executives & legislators, and Nurse anesthetists.

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Occupations by Share

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4.11M

2017 Workforce

± 49,097

3.34%

1 Year Growth

± 1.65%

The number of Health graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.34%, from 3.98M in 2016 to 4.11M in 2017.

The largest single share of Health graduates go on to work as Registered nurses (37.2%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Health by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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The most common industries that employ Health majors, by number of employees, are Hospitals, Outpatient care centers, and Elementary & secondary schools.

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Nursing Practice is from the 2 Digit Course Health.

4.11M

2017 Workforce

± 49,097

3.34%

1 Year Growth

± 1.65%

The number of Health graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.34%, from 3.98M in 2016 to 4.11M in 2017.

The industry which employs the most Health graduates by share is Hospitals, followed by Outpatient care centers. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Health.

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Specialty Locations

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

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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 43.3, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Professional Doctorate. Female employees are more likely to hold Health degrees, and White students earn the majority (2,784) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

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43.3

Average Age in 2017

± 0.158 Years

0.293%

1 Year Change

± 0.519%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Health. The most common ages of employees with this major are 28 and 27 years old, which represent 2.8% and 2.75% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Nursing Practice are Professional Doctorate, Bachelors Degree, and Research Doctorate.

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Workforce Degrees

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

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (88.9%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,784 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    598 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    370 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Nursing Practice 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 Female

    590 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American Female

    113 degrees awarded

  3. White Male

    65 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Nursing Practice. White Female 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

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Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. Philippines

    199,889 degree recipients

  2. India

    79,998 degree recipients

  3. China

    26,625 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Philippines

    5.46 times more than expected

  2. Uganda

    5.26 times more than expected

  3. Nigeria

    3.55 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Philippines that hold Health degrees (5.46 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 Philippines (199,889 degree recipients).

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Skills

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

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 Nursing Practice 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, Coordination, and Reading Comprehension are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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