Air & Space Operations Technology

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2020
104
declining 16.8%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$6,432
growing InfinityM%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$36,456
growing 2.91%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Air & Space Operations Technology degree recipients are Sierra Vista, AZ, Daytona Beach, FL, and Nampa, ID. The locations with a relatively high number of Air & Space Operations Technology degree recipients are Sierra Vista, AZ, Daytona Beach, FL, and Nampa, ID. The most common degree awarded to students studying Air & Space Operations Technology is a associates degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Air & Space Operations Technology and the types of students that study this field. Cochise County Community College District awards the most degrees in Air & Space Operations Technology in the US, but Cochise County Community College District and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University-Daytona Beach have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Air & Space Operations Technology.

Tuition costs for Air & Space Operations Technology majors are, on average, $6,432 for in-state public colleges, and $36,456 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Air & Space Operations Technology programs are Public, 2-year institutions (2 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (83 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Air & Space Operations Technology

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Air & Space Operations Technology, is Public, 2-year (83 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Air & Space Operations Technology programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$6,432
Median In-State Public
$36,456
Median Out of State Private

Cochise County Community College District has the most Air & Space Operations Technology degree recipients, with 82 degrees awarded in 2020.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Air & Space Operations Technology programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Cochise County Community College District has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Air & Space Operations Technology, with 4.43%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Air & Space Operations Technology

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Air & Space Operations Technology by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded
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This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Air & Space Operations Technology.

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Applied Sciences in the United States.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Associates Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Applied Sciences degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Applied Sciences (69 students).

Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Air & Space Operations Technology are Associates Degree, Bachelors Degree, and 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Sex Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (90.4%)
Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by sex at the 4 institutions that graduate the most students in Air & Space Operations Technology.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    69 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    22 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    7 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Air & Space Operations Technology for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Sex Combination
  1. White Male
    49 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    16 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    5 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of Associates Degree recipients in Air & Space Operations Technology. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and sex.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Air & Space Operations Technology field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Air & Space Operations Technology majors need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Air & Space Operations Technology majors need more than the average amount of Installation, Equipment Maintenance, and Repairing.

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 & Space Operations Technology 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 Installation is very distinctive for majors, but the Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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