Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

560

declining 24.8%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$2,369

growing 7.54%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$27,000

growing 4.25%

Average Wage

$56,493

growing 3.87%

People in Workforce

583,243

growing 3.76%

Average Employee Age

35.7

growing 1.09%

About

The locations with the highest concentration of Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management degree recipients are Chandler, AZ, Forest City, FL, and Carlsbad, CA. The locations with a relatively high number of Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management degree recipients are Forest City, FL, Carlsbad, CA, and Chandler, AZ. The most common degree awarded to students studying Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management is a associates degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management and the types of students that study this field. Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach awards the most degrees in Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management in the US, but Golf Academy of America-Phoenix and Golf Academy of America-Dallas have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management.

Tuition costs for Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management majors are, on average, $2,369 for in-state public colleges, and $27,000 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management programs are Public, 2-year institutions (13 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Private for-profit, 2-year (415 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management, is Private for-profit, 2-year (415 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$2,369

Median In-State Public

$27,000

Median Out of State Private

Golf Academy of America-Myrtle Beach has the most Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management degree recipients, with 111 degrees awarded in 2016.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Golf Academy of America-Phoenix and Golf Academy of America-Dallas have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management, with 100% and 100%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management

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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 $56,493 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Physical therapists, and Miscellaneous managers.

The industry that employs the most Parks, Recreation, & Leisure majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Broadcasting (except internet).

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$56,493

Average Wage in Workforce

± $1,860

3.87%

1 Year Growth

± 4.49%

The average salary for Parks, Recreation, & Leisure majors is $56,493 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Physical therapists, and Miscellaneous 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 Miscellaneous 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, Podiatrists, and Physical therapist assistants & aides.

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Highest Paid

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Occupations by Share

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583,243

2017 Workforce

± 18,713

3.76%

1 Year Growth

± 4.41%

The number of Parks, Recreation, & Leisure graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.76%, from 562,097 in 2016 to 583,243 in 2017.

The largest single share of Parks, Recreation, & Leisure graduates go on to work as Elementary & middle school teachers (6.16%). 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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The most common industries that employ Parks, Recreation, & Leisure majors, by number of employees, are Elementary & secondary schools, Hospitals, and Amusement & Recreation.

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management is from the 2 Digit Course Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

583,243

2017 Workforce

± 18,713

3.76%

1 Year Growth

± 4.41%

The number of Parks, Recreation, & Leisure graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.76%, from 562,097 in 2016 to 583,243 in 2017.

The industry which employs the most Parks, Recreation, & Leisure graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by 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 Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management 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.

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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 35.7, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Associates Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Parks, Recreation, & Leisure degrees, and White students earn the majority (405) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management is from the 2 Digit Course Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

35.7

Average Age in 2017

± 0.346 Years

1.09%

1 Year Change

± 1.39%

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 26 and 25 years old, which represent 5.32% and 5.32% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management are Associates Degree, 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

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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

Male (95.7%)

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

    405 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    83 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    28 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management 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 Male

    5 degrees awarded

  2. White Female

    2 degrees awarded

  3. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders Male

    0 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management. White Male 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

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management is from the 2 Digit Course Parks, Recreation, & Leisure.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. Canada

    4,328 degree recipients

  2. Philippines

    3,617 degree recipients

  3. India

    3,232 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Canada

    6.99 times more than expected

  2. Iraq

    3.07 times more than expected

  3. United Kingdom, not specified

    2.8 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Canada that hold Parks, Recreation, & Leisure degrees (6.99 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 Canada (4,328 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management majors need many skills, but most especially Coordination. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management majors need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, 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 Golf Course Operation & Grounds Management 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 Operation and Control is very distinctive for majors, but the Coordination, Critical Thinking, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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