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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
declining 1.07%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
growing 10.2%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 3.13%
Average Wage
declining 4.84%
People in Workforce
growing 16.4%
Average Employee Age
declining 1.54%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science and the types of students that study this field. Commonwealth Institute of Funeral Service awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Mid-America College of Funeral Service and Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science. Tuition costs for General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science majors are, on average, $5,441 for in-state public colleges, and $27,845 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science programs are Public, 2-year institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Personal & Culinary Services graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Restaurants & Food Services is the industry that employs the most Personal & Culinary Services majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Personal & Culinary Services majors, by average wage, is Management, scientific & technical consulting services.


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Personal & Culinary Services in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Personal & Culinary Services is 37.9, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Personal & Culinary Services degrees, and White students earn the majority (1,247) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science majors need many skills, but most especially Social Perceptiveness. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science majors need more than the average amount of Operation and Control, Management of Financial Resources, and Service Orientation.

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 General Funeral Service & Mortuary Science 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 Operation and Control is very distinctive for majors, but the Social Perceptiveness, Speaking, and Service Orientation are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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