Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2021
211
declining 23.6%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$6,926
declining 4.09%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$39,260
growing 2.75%
Average Wage
$78,297
growing 1.41%
People in Workforce
4.3M
growing 4.2%
Average Employee Age
42.9
declining 0.429%

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In 2021, the locations with the highest concentration of Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene degree recipients are Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT, Edmond, OK, and Salt Lake City, UT. In 2021, the locations with a relatively high number of Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene degree recipients are Butte-Silver Bow (balance), MT, Edmond, OK, and Wright-Patterson AFB, OH. The most common degree awarded to students studying Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene is a bachelors degree.

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Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene and the types of students that study this field. Montana Technological University awards the most degrees in Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene in the US, having also the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene, followed by University of Central Oklahoma.

Tuition costs for Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene majors are, on average, $6,926 for in-state public colleges, and $39,260 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions (29 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (201 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene, is Public, 4-year or above (201 completions in 2021).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$6,926
Median In-State Public
$39,260
Median Out of State Private

Montana Technological University has the most Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene degree recipients, with 55 degrees awarded in 2021.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Montana Technological University has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene, with 14.7%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene 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 Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene.

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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Health graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Health majors is $78,297 and the most common occupations are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Medical & health services managers.

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$78,297
Average Wage in Workforce
± $812
1.41%
1 Year Growth
± 1.46%

The average salary for Health majors is $78,297 and the most common occupations are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Medical & health services managers.

This chart shows the average annual salaries of the most common occupations for Health 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 Health majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Health 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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Most Common

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The most common occupations Health majors, by number of employees, are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Medical & health services managers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Health majors working as Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Nurse anesthetists, and Audiologists.

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Highest Paid

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

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Occupations by Share

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4.3M
2020 Workforce
± 50,194
4.2%
1 Year Growth
± 1.6%

The number of Health graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.2%, from 4.13M in 2019 to 4.3M in 2020.

The largest single share of Health graduates go on to work as Registered nurses (36.9%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Health by share of the total number of graduates.

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Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

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4.3M
2020 Workforce
± 50,194
4.2%
1 Year Growth
± 1.6%

The number of Health graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.2%, from 4.13M in 2019 to 4.3M in 2020.

The industry which employs the most Health graduates by share is General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, followed by Outpatient care centers. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Health.

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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 Health majors.

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

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Health is 42.9.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Health degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Health (124 students).

Workforce Age

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42.9
Average Age in 2020
± 0.155 Years
0.429%
1 Year Change
± 0.516%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Health. The most common ages of employees with this major are 30 and 28 years old, which represent 2.91% and 2.87% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Post-Masters Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Health are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Sex Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (62.6%)
Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    124 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    24 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    20 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene 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
    43 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    12 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    10 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene.

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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Global Diversity

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Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. Philippines
    198,228 degree recipients
  2. India
    81,509 degree recipients
  3. Mexico
    30,881 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Philippines
    5.24 times more than expected
  2. Cameroon
    3.76 times more than expected
  3. Nigeria
    3.37 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Philippines that hold Health degrees (5.24 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 Philippines (198,228 degree recipients).

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predictive-analysisSkills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene majors need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene majors need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Troubleshooting, Operation Monitoring, Quality Control Analysis, Equipment Selection, Science, Technology Design, Operations Analysis, Management of Financial Resources, Equipment Maintenance, Mathematics, Programming, Management of Material Resources, Negotiation, Systems Evaluation, Persuasion, Systems Analysis, Social Perceptiveness, Service Orientation, Complex Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Monitoring, Coordination, Judgment and Decision Making, Active Listening, Management of Personnel Resources, Time Management, Repairing, Speaking, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Active Learning, Learning Strategies, Instructing, and Installation.

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 Occupational Health & Industrial Hygiene 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 Speaking, Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, Critical Thinking, Writing, Monitoring, Complex Problem Solving, Judgment and Decision Making, Active Learning, Instructing, Learning Strategies, Social Perceptiveness, Time Management, Systems Evaluation, Systems Analysis, Coordination, Persuasion, Science, Service Orientation, Mathematics, Negotiation, Management of Personnel Resources, Operation Monitoring, Operations Analysis, Quality Control Analysis, Operation and Control, Management of Material Resources, Troubleshooting, Management of Financial Resources, Technology Design, Programming, Equipment Selection, Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Installation are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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