Music Technology

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017
1,364
growing 24.8%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$7,474
growing 5.3%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$31,090
growing 1.6%
Average Wage
$58,627
growing 2.69%
People in Workforce
2.15M
growing 5.42%
Average Employee Age
41
growing 0.514%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Music Technology degree recipients are Boston, MA, Los Angeles, CA, and Madison, WI. The locations with a relatively high number of Music Technology degree recipients are Edina, MN, Colonie, NY, and Powell, WY. The most common degree awarded to students studying Music Technology is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Music Technology and the types of students that study this field. Berklee College of Music awards the most degrees in Music Technology in the US, but Minneapolis Media Institute and Atlanta Institute of Music and Media have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Music Technology.

Tuition costs for Music Technology majors are, on average, $7,474 for in-state public colleges, and $31,090 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Music Technology programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (38 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (458 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Music Technology

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Music Technology, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (458 completions).

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

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$7,474
Median In-State Public
$31,090
Median Out of State Private

Berklee College of Music has the most Music Technology degree recipients, with 267 degrees awarded in 2017.

The following bar chart shows the state tuition for the top 5 institutions with the most degrees awarded in Music Technology.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Music Technology programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Minneapolis Media Institute and Atlanta Institute of Music and Media have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Music Technology, with 54.8% and 51.7%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Music Technology

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

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Visual & Performing Arts graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Visual & Performing Arts majors is $58,627 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Graphic designers, and Postsecondary teachers.

The industry that employs the most Visual & Performing Arts majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Psychiatric and substance abuse hospitals.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$58,627
Average Wage in Workforce
± $1,024
2.69%
1 Year Growth
± 2.43%

The average salary for Visual & Performing Arts majors is $58,627 and the most common occupations are Elementary & middle school teachers, Graphic designers, and Postsecondary teachers.

This chart shows the average annual salaries of the most common occupations for Visual & Performing Arts majors.

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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 Visual & Performing Arts majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Visual & Performing Arts 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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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Visual & Performing Arts majors, by number of employees, are Elementary & middle school teachers, Graphic designers, and Postsecondary teachers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Visual & Performing Arts majors working as Graphic designers, Commercial and industrial designers, and Interior designers.

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Highest Paid

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

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Occupations by Share

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2.15M
2018 Workforce
± 35,763
5.42%
1 Year Growth
± 2.26%

The number of Visual & Performing Arts graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 5.42%, from 2.04M in 2017 to 2.15M in 2018.

The largest single share of Visual & Performing Arts graduates go on to work as Elementary & middle school teachers (5.38%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Visual & Performing Arts 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 Music Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Visual & Performing Arts.
2.15M
2018 Workforce
± 35,763
5.42%
1 Year Growth
± 2.26%

The number of Visual & Performing Arts graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 5.42%, from 2.04M in 2017 to 2.15M in 2018.

The industry which employs the most Visual & Performing Arts graduates by share is Elementary & secondary schools, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Visual & Performing Arts.

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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 Visual & Performing Arts majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Visual & Performing Arts in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Visual & Performing Arts is 41, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Visual & Performing Arts degrees, and White students earn the majority (591) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Music Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Visual & Performing Arts.
41
Average Age in 2018
± 0.219 Years
0.514%
1 Year Change
± 0.765%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Visual & Performing Arts. The most common ages of employees with this major are 28 and 27 years old, which represent 3.73% and 3.48% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

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

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Visual & Performing Arts are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (81.7%)
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 Music Technology.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    591 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    185 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    171 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Music Technology 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
    236 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded
  2. Non-resident Alien Male
    69 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded
  3. Unknown Male
    44 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Music Technology. White Male 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 Music Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Visual & Performing Arts.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. Korea
    23,589 degree recipients
  2. Mexico
    22,675 degree recipients
  3. China
    15,823 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Singapore
    5.4 times more than expected
  2. Bulgaria
    5.37 times more than expected
  3. Malaysia
    4.23 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Singapore that hold Visual & Performing Arts degrees (5.4 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 Korea (23,589 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Music Technology field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Music Technology majors need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Music Technology majors need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Management of Material 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 Music 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 Speaking, Instructing, and Reading Comprehension are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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