General Health & Physical Education

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017
14,326
growing 5.45%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$6,213
growing 2.77%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$28,415
growing 3.52%
Average Wage
$59,665
growing 5.62%
People in Workforce
653,948
growing 12.1%
Average Employee Age
35.6
declining 0.143%

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The locations with the highest concentration of General Health & Physical Education degree recipients are Los Angeles, CA, Fullerton, CA, and Long Beach, CA. The locations with a relatively high number of General Health & Physical Education degree recipients are Bridgewater, VA, Walnut, CA, and Pembroke, NC. The most common degree awarded to students studying General Health & Physical Education is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in General Health & Physical Education and the types of students that study this field. California State University-Northridge awards the most degrees in General Health & Physical Education in the US, but National Personal Training Institute of Columbus and National Personal Training Institute of Colorado (462327) have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Health & Physical Education.

Tuition costs for General Health & Physical Education majors are, on average, $6,213 for in-state public colleges, and $28,415 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers General Health & Physical Education programs are Public, 2-year institutions (166 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (10,225 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in General Health & Physical Education

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in General Health & Physical Education, is Public, 4-year or above (10,225 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$6,213
Median In-State Public
$28,415
Median Out of State Private

California State University-Northridge has the most General Health & Physical Education degree recipients, with 500 degrees awarded in 2017.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer General Health & Physical Education programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, National Personal Training Institute of Columbus and National Personal Training Institute of Colorado (462327) have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Health & Physical Education, with 100% and 100%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in General Health & Physical Education

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Parks, Recreation, & Leisure graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Parks, Recreation, & Leisure majors is $59,665 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Physical therapists, and Other managers.

The industry that employs the most Parks, Recreation, & Leisure majors is Elementary & secondary schools, 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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$59,665
Average Wage in Workforce
± $1,832
5.62%
1 Year Growth
± 4.26%

The average salary for Parks, Recreation, & Leisure majors is $59,665 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Physical therapists, and Other managers.

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Highest Paying Locations

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Parks, Recreation, & Leisure majors, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers, Physical therapists, and Other managers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Parks, Recreation, & Leisure majors working as Physical therapists, Recreational therapists, and Exercise trainers and group fitness instructors.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Parks, Recreation, & Leisure majors are Surgeons, Physicians, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Occupations by Share

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653,948
2018 Workforce
± 19,810
12.1%
1 Year Growth
± 3.94%

The number of Parks, Recreation, & Leisure graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 12.1%, from 583,243 in 2017 to 653,948 in 2018.

The largest single share of Parks, Recreation, & Leisure graduates go on to work as Elementary & middle school teachers (6.37%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Health & Physical Education is from the 2 Digit Course Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.
653,948
2018 Workforce
± 19,810
12.1%
1 Year Growth
± 3.94%

The number of Parks, Recreation, & Leisure graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 12.1%, from 583,243 in 2017 to 653,948 in 2018.

The industry which employs the most Parks, Recreation, & Leisure graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Health & Physical Education is from the 2 Digit Course Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

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

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Parks, Recreation, & Leisure majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure is 35.6, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Parks, Recreation, & Leisure degrees, and White students earn the majority (7,130) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Health & Physical Education is from the 2 Digit Course Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.
35.6
Average Age in 2018
± 0.329 Years
0.143%
1 Year Change
± 1.34%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure. The most common ages of employees with this major are 27 and 26 years old, which represent 5.78% and 5.69% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in General Health & Physical Education are Bachelors Degree, Associates Degree, and Masters Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Health & Physical Education is from the 2 Digit Course Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (51.3%)
Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by gender at the 5 institutions that graduate the most students in General Health & Physical Education.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    7,130 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    2,905 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    1,547 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in General Health & Physical Education 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
    2,929 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded
  2. White Male
    2,515 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    946 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in General Health & Physical Education. White Female students, who earn most of the degree-grads_ethnicity_genders in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course General Health & Physical Education is from the 2 Digit Course Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. India
    4,332 degree recipients
  2. Mexico
    3,617 degree recipients
  3. Philippines
    2,946 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. England
    4.27 times more than expected
  2. United Kingdom, not specified
    4.04 times more than expected
  3. Canada
    3.49 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in England that hold Parks, Recreation, & Leisure degrees (4.27 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 India (4,332 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the General Health & Physical Education field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. General Health & Physical Education majors need many skills, but most especially Instructing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that General Health & Physical Education majors need more than the average amount of Equipment Selection, Troubleshooting, and Quality Control 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 General Health & Physical Education 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 Selection is very distinctive for majors, but the Instructing, Speaking, and Monitoring are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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