Nuclear Power Technology

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017
205
growing 16.5%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$7,023
declining 3.53%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$25,390
growing 4.1%
Average Wage
$62,474
declining 26%
People in Workforce
14,111
growing 3.21%
Average Employee Age
40.9
growing 6.88%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Nuclear Power Technology degree recipients are , Albany, NY, and Wharton, TX. The locations with a relatively high number of Nuclear Power Technology degree recipients are Carneys Point, NJ, Norwich, CT, and Wharton, TX. The most common degree awarded to students studying Nuclear Power Technology is a associates degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Nuclear Power Technology and the types of students that study this field. Excelsior College awards the most degrees in Nuclear Power Technology in the US, but Salem Community College and Aiken Technical College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Nuclear Power Technology.

Tuition costs for Nuclear Power Technology majors are, on average, $7,023 for in-state public colleges, and $25,390 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Nuclear Power Technology programs are Public, 2-year institutions (14 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (151 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Nuclear Power Technology

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Nuclear Power Technology, is Public, 2-year (151 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$7,023
Median In-State Public
$25,390
Median Out of State Private

Excelsior College has the most Nuclear Power Technology degree recipients, with 51 degrees awarded in 2017.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Nuclear Power Technology programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Salem Community College and Aiken Technical College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Nuclear Power Technology, with 7.63% and 7.17%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Nuclear Power Technology

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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 Science Technologies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The industry that employs the most Science Technologies majors is General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Outpatient care centers.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$62,474
Average Wage in Workforce
± $6,949
26%
1 Year Growth
± 32.2%

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Highest Paying Locations

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Occupations

Most Common

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Science Technologies majors working as Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, Radiologic technologists and technicians, and Diagnostic medical sonographers.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Science Technologies majors are Registered nurses, Postsecondary teachers, and Magnetic resonance imaging technologists.

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Occupations by Share

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14,111
2018 Workforce
± 2,916
3.21%
1 Year Growth
± 28.5%

The number of Science Technologies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.21%, from 13,672 in 2017 to 14,111 in 2018.

The largest single share of Science Technologies graduates go on to work as Radiologic technologists and technicians (28%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Science Technologies by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Nuclear Power Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Science Technologies.
14,111
2018 Workforce
± 2,916
3.21%
1 Year Growth
± 28.5%

The number of Science Technologies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 3.21%, from 13,672 in 2017 to 14,111 in 2018.

The industry which employs the most Science Technologies graduates by share is General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Science Technologies.

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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 Science Technologies majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Science Technologies in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Science Technologies is 40.9, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Associates Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Science Technologies degrees, and White students earn the majority (161) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Nuclear Power Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Science Technologies.
40.9
Average Age in 2018
± 2.65 Years
6.88%
1 Year Change
± 8.47%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Science Technologies. The most common ages of employees with this major are 25 and 53 years old, which represent 14.2% and 10.8% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

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

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Science Technologies are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Doctorate degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (84.4%)
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
    161 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    20 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    15 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Nuclear Power 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
    19 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded
  2. White Female
    3 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded
  3. Two or More Races Male
    1 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Nuclear Power 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

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Nuclear Power Technology field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Nuclear Power Technology majors need many skills, but most especially Operation Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Nuclear Power Technology majors need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Operation and Control.

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 Nuclear Power 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 Repairing is very distinctive for majors, but the Operation Monitoring, Active Listening, and Monitoring are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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