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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
growing 0.78%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
growing 1.78%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 5.49%
Average Wage
growing 3.25%
People in Workforce
declining 0.26%
Average Employee Age
growing 0.27%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Human Sciences and the types of students that study this field. California State University-Long Beach awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Erikson Institute and Johnson & Wales University-Online have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Human Sciences. Tuition costs for Human Sciences majors are, on average, $7,020 for in-state public colleges, and $27,933 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Human Sciences programs are Public, 2-year institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Human Sciences graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Human Sciences majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Human Sciences majors, by average wage, is National security & international affairs.


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Human Sciences in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Human Sciences is 42.9, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Human Sciences degrees, and White students earn the majority (29,548) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Human Sciences field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Human Sciences majors need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Human Sciences majors need more than the average amount of Management of Financial Resources, Management of Material 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 Human Sciences 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 Management of Financial Resources is very distinctive for majors, but the Speaking, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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