Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2019
22
declining 15.4%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$5,431
growing 55.2%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$47,730
growing 3%
Average Wage
$72,080
growing 1.59%
People in Workforce
497,149
growing 2.14%
Average Employee Age
43.9
declining 0.668%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics degree recipients are Urban Honolulu, HI, San Francisco, CA, and Eau Claire, WI. The locations with a relatively high number of Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics degree recipients are Urban Honolulu, HI, Eau Claire, WI, and Huntington Beach, CA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics and the types of students that study this field. University of Hawaii at Manoa awards the most degrees in Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics in the US, but University of Hawaii at Manoa and false have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics.

Tuition costs for Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics majors are, on average, $5,431 for in-state public colleges, and $47,730 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions (4 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 4-year or above (17 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics, is Public, 4-year or above (17 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$5,431
Median In-State Public
$47,730
Median Out of State Private

University of Hawaii at Manoa has the most Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics degree recipients, with 11 degrees awarded in 2019.

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Specialized Colleges

Highest Concentration Institution
0.242%

Out of all institutions that offer Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, University of Hawaii at Manoa has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics, with 0.242%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics by year.

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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 Language & Linguistics graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Language & Linguistics majors is $72,080 and the most common occupations are Postsecondary teachers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Secondary school teachers.

The industry that employs the most Language & Linguistics majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Electronic shopping and mail-order houses.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics is from the 2 Digit Course Language & Linguistics.
$72,080
Average Wage in Workforce
± $2,746
1.59%
1 Year Growth
± 5.35%

The average salary for Language & Linguistics majors is $72,080 and the most common occupations are Postsecondary teachers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Secondary school teachers.

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics is from the 2 Digit Course Language & Linguistics.

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Occupations

Most Common

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics is from the 2 Digit Course Language & Linguistics.

The most common occupations Language & Linguistics majors, by number of employees, are Postsecondary teachers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Secondary school teachers.

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Most Specialized

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics is from the 2 Digit Course Language & Linguistics.

Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Language & Linguistics majors working as Interpreters and translators, Librarians and media collections specialists, and Postsecondary teachers.

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Highest Paid

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics is from the 2 Digit Course Language & Linguistics.

The highest paid occupations by median income for Language & Linguistics majors are Dentists, Surgeons, and Physicians.

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics is from the 2 Digit Course Language & Linguistics.
497,149
2019 Workforce
± 17,282
2.14%
1 Year Growth
± 4.84%

The number of Language & Linguistics graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.14%, from 486,746 in 2018 to 497,149 in 2019.

The largest single share of Language & Linguistics graduates go on to work as Postsecondary teachers (7.88%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Language & Linguistics 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 4 Digit Course Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics is from the 2 Digit Course Language & Linguistics.
497,149
2019 Workforce
± 17,282
2.14%
1 Year Growth
± 4.84%

The number of Language & Linguistics graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.14%, from 486,746 in 2018 to 497,149 in 2019.

The industry which employs the most Language & Linguistics 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 Language & Linguistics.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics is from the 2 Digit Course Language & Linguistics.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Language & Linguistics majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Language & Linguistics in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Language & Linguistics is 43.9.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Language & Linguistics degrees, and Asian students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Language & Linguistics (16 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics is from the 2 Digit Course Language & Linguistics.
43.9
Average Age in 2019
± 0.479 Years
0.668%
1 Year Change
± 1.56%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Language & Linguistics. The most common ages of employees with this major are 31 and 32 years old, which represent 3.48% and 3.17% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics are Bachelors 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 Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics is from the 2 Digit Course Language & Linguistics.

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

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (63.6%)
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 Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Asian
    16 degrees awarded
  2. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders
    3 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    2 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics for each race & ethnicity. Asian 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. Asian Female
    8 degrees awarded
  2. Asian Male
    1 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    1 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics. Asian Female 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 Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics is from the 2 Digit Course Language & Linguistics.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. China
    9,323 degree recipients
  2. Mexico
    8,548 degree recipients
  3. Korea
    7,805 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Belgium
    8.92 times more than expected
  2. Spain
    7.57 times more than expected
  3. Switzerland
    5.97 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Belgium that hold Language & Linguistics degrees (8.92 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 China (9,323 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics majors need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics majors need more than the average amount of Technology Design, Programming, and Active Listening.

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 Southeast Asian & Australian/Pacific Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics 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 Technology Design is very distinctive for majors, but the Speaking, Reading Comprehension, and Writing are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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