Voice & Opera

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2019
713
growing 3.48%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$6,890
declining 24.3%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$34,000
growing 5.83%
Average Wage
$60,149
growing 2.6%
People in Workforce
2.2M
growing 2.01%
Average Employee Age
41.1
growing 0.276%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Voice & Opera degree recipients are New York, NY, , and Boston, MA. The locations with a relatively high number of Voice & Opera degree recipients are South Nyack, NY, Bloomington, IL, and Laie, HI. The most common degree awarded to students studying Voice & Opera is a bachelors degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Voice & Opera and the types of students that study this field. Manhattan School of Music awards the most degrees in Voice & Opera in the US, but Longy School of Music of Bard College and San Francisco Conservatory of Music have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Voice & Opera.

Tuition costs for Voice & Opera majors are, on average, $6,890 for in-state public colleges, and $34,000 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Voice & Opera programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions (80 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (598 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Voice & Opera

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Voice & Opera, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (598 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Voice & Opera programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$6,890
Median In-State Public
$34,000
Median Out of State Private

Manhattan School of Music has the most Voice & Opera degree recipients, with 72 degrees awarded in 2019.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Voice & Opera programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Longy School of Music of Bard College and San Francisco Conservatory of Music have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Voice & Opera, with 28.7% and 25%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Voice & Opera

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Voice & Opera 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 Voice & Opera.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Visual & Performing Arts graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Visual & Performing Arts majors is $60,149 and the most common occupations are Graphic designers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Postsecondary teachers.

The industry that employs the most Visual & Performing Arts majors is Elementary & secondary schools, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Clay building material & refractories manufacturing.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$60,149
Average Wage in Workforce
± $1,039
2.6%
1 Year Growth
± 2.39%

The average salary for Visual & Performing Arts majors is $60,149 and the most common occupations are Graphic designers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Postsecondary teachers.

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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 Visual & Performing Arts majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Visual & Performing Arts 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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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Visual & Performing Arts majors, by number of employees, are Graphic designers, Elementary & middle school teachers, and Postsecondary teachers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Visual & Performing Arts majors working as Commercial and industrial designers, Graphic designers, and Interior designers.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Visual & Performing Arts majors are Physicians, Magnetic resonance imaging technologists, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Occupations by Share

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2.2M
2019 Workforce
± 36,120
2.01%
1 Year Growth
± 2.29%

The number of Visual & Performing Arts graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.01%, from 2.15M in 2018 to 2.2M in 2019.

The largest single share of Visual & Performing Arts graduates go on to work as Graphic designers (5.11%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Visual & Performing Arts 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 6 Digit Course Voice & Opera is from the 2 Digit Course Visual & Performing Arts.
2.2M
2019 Workforce
± 36,120
2.01%
1 Year Growth
± 2.29%

The number of Visual & Performing Arts graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.01%, from 2.15M in 2018 to 2.2M in 2019.

The industry which employs the most Visual & Performing Arts 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 Visual & Performing Arts.

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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 Visual & Performing Arts majors.

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Visual & Performing Arts in the United States. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Visual & Performing Arts is 41.1, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelors Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Visual & Performing Arts degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Visual & Performing Arts (376 students).

Workforce Age

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41.1
Average Age in 2019
± 0.215 Years
0.276%
1 Year Change
± 0.747%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Visual & Performing Arts. The most common ages of employees with this major are 30 and 29 years old, which represent 3.56% and 3.35% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Voice & Opera are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Postbaccalaureate Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

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

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (69.7%)
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 Voice & Opera.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    376 degrees awarded
  2. Non-resident Alien
    143 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    72 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Voice & Opera 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 Female
    156 degrees awarded
  2. White Male
    64 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Female
    30 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Voice & Opera. White 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

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Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. Korea
    29,152 degree recipients
  2. Mexico
    19,787 degree recipients
  3. China
    19,182 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Singapore
    5.42 times more than expected
  2. Korea
    5.29 times more than expected
  3. Finland
    4.25 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Singapore that hold Visual & Performing Arts degrees (5.42 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 Korea (29,152 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Voice & Opera field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Voice & Opera majors need many skills, but most especially Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Voice & Opera majors need more than the average amount of Coordination, Social Perceptiveness, and Monitoring.

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 Voice & Opera 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 Coordination is very distinctive for majors, but the Active Listening, Coordination, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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