Precision Metal Working

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2019
56,353
growing 4.58%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$3,635
growing 1.71%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$14,664
growing 3.04%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Precision Metal Working degree recipients are Houston, TX, Indianapolis city (balance), IN, and Jacksonville, FL. The locations with a relatively high number of Precision Metal Working degree recipients are Troy, OH, South Burlington, VT, and Gurabo, PR. The most common degree awarded to students studying Precision Metal Working is a < 1 year postsecondary certificate.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Precision Metal Working and the types of students that study this field. Tulsa Welding School-Houston awards the most degrees in Precision Metal Working in the US, but Modern Welding School and Hobart Institute of Welding Technology have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Precision Metal Working.

Tuition costs for Precision Metal Working majors are, on average, $3,635 for in-state public colleges, and $14,664 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Precision Metal Working programs are Public, 2-year institutions (655 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (38,634 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Precision Metal Working

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Precision Metal Working, is Public, 2-year (38,634 completions).

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

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$3,635
Median In-State Public
$14,664
Median Out of State Private

Tulsa Welding School-Houston has the most Precision Metal Working degree recipients, with 955 degrees awarded in 2019.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Precision Metal Working programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Modern Welding School has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Precision Metal Working, with 100%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Precision Metal Working

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Precision Metal Working by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Diversity

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

The most common degree type these workers hold is a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate. Male employees are more likely to hold Precision Production degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Precision Production (35,183 students).

Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Precision Metal Working are < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and Associates Degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (92.8%)
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
    35,183 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    9,240 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    5,999 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Precision Metal Working 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
    19,009 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino Male
    4,985 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American Male
    3,248 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Precision Metal Working. 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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Skills

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

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 Precision Metal Working 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 Operation and Control, Monitoring, and Operation Monitoring are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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