Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Communication Technologies and the types of students that study this field. Full Sail University awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences and MediaTech Institute-Austin have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Communication Technologies. Tuition costs for Communication Technologies majors are, on average, $5,182 for in-state public colleges, and $30,185 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Communication Technologies programs are Public, 2-year institutions.
Information on the businesses and industries that employ Communication Technologies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Broadcasting (except internet) is the industry that employs the most Communication Technologies majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Communication Technologies majors, by average wage, is Executive offices & legislative bodies.
Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Communication Technologies in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Communication Technologies is 36.6, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Communication Technologies degrees, and White students earn the majority (7,873) of the degrees.
Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Communication Technologies field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Communication Technologies majors need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Communication Technologies majors need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Equipment Selection.
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 Communication 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 Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.