Physical Science Technologies

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2016

2,870

growing 23.9%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$3,360

growing 2.72%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$4,392

growing 2.81%

Average Wage

$84,385

growing 10.9%

People in Workforce

13,672

growing 25.8%

Average Employee Age

38.2

declining 10.9%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Physical Science Technologies degree recipients are Jacksonville, FL, Pasadena, TX, and Baytown, TX. The locations with a relatively high number of Physical Science Technologies degree recipients are Lake Jackson, TX, Texas City, TX, and Orange, TX. The most common degree awarded to students studying Physical Science Technologies is a associates degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Physical Science Technologies and the types of students that study this field. Florida State College at Jacksonville awards the most degrees in Physical Science Technologies in the US, but Washington County Career Center-Adult Technical Training and Brazosport College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Physical Science Technologies.

Tuition costs for Physical Science Technologies majors are, on average, $3,360 for in-state public colleges, and $4,392 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Physical Science Technologies programs are Public, 2-year institutions (68 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (1,961 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Physical Science Technologies

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Physical Science Technologies, is Public, 2-year (1,961 completions).

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

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$3,360

Median In-State Public

$4,392

Median Out of State Private

Florida State College at Jacksonville has the most Physical Science Technologies degree recipients, with 522 degrees awarded in 2016.

The following bar chart shows the state tuition for the top 5 institutions with the most degrees awarded in Physical Science Technologies.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Physical Science Technologies programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Washington County Career Center-Adult Technical Training and Brazosport College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Physical Science Technologies, with 23.3% and 22.4%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Physical Science Technologies

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Physical Science Technologies 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 Physical Science Technologies.

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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 average salary for Science Technologies majors is $84,385 and the most common occupations are Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, Radiation therapists, and Medical & health services managers.

The industry that employs the most Science Technologies majors is Hospitals, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Computer Systems Design.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$84,385

Average Wage in Workforce

± $17,804

10.9%

1 Year Growth

± 25.2%

The average salary for Science Technologies majors is $84,385 and the most common occupations are Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, Radiation therapists, and Medical & health services managers.

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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 Science Technologies majors.

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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 Radiation therapists, Diagnostic related technologists & technicians, and Medical & health services managers.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Science Technologies majors are Miscellaneous managers, Medical & health services managers, and Radiation therapists.

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Occupations by Share

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13,672

2017 Workforce

± 2,871

25.8%

1 Year Growth

± 25.1%

The number of Science Technologies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 25.8%, from 10,864 in 2016 to 13,672 in 2017.

The largest single share of Science Technologies graduates go on to work as Diagnostic related technologists & technicians (38.5%). 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

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Physical Science Technologies is from the 2 Digit Course Science Technologies.

The most common industries that employ Science Technologies majors, by number of employees, are Hospitals, Offices of physicians, and Computer Systems Design.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paying industries of Science Technologies majors, by average wage, are Computer Systems Design, Offices of physicians, and Hospitals.

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Physical Science Technologies is from the 2 Digit Course Science Technologies.

13,672

2017 Workforce

± 2,871

25.8%

1 Year Growth

± 25.1%

The number of Science Technologies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 25.8%, from 10,864 in 2016 to 13,672 in 2017.

The industry which employs the most Science Technologies graduates by share is Hospitals, followed by Offices of physicians. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Science Technologies.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Physical Science Technologies is from the 2 Digit Course Science Technologies.

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 38.2, 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 (1,424) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Physical Science Technologies is from the 2 Digit Course Science Technologies.

38.2

Average Age in 2017

± 2.42 Years

10.9%

1 Year Change

± 9.94%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Science Technologies. The most common ages of employees with this major are 28 and 36 years old, which represent 17.6% and 13.9% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Physical Science Technologies are Associates Degree, < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Physical Science Technologies is from the 2 Digit Course Science Technologies.

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

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (67.6%)

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

    1,424 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    678 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    463 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Physical Science Technologies 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. Hispanic or Latino Male

    1 degrees awarded

  2. White Male

    1 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Female

    0 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Physical Science Technologies. Hispanic or Latino 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 4 Digit Course Physical Science Technologies is from the 2 Digit Course Science Technologies.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Physical Science Technologies field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Physical Science Technologies majors need many skills, but most especially Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Physical Science Technologies majors need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, 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 Physical Science Technologies 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 Maintenance is very distinctive for majors, but the Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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