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Behavioral Sciences&

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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
declining 16.9%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
growing 4.39%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 4.18%
Average Wage
growing 7.29%
People in Workforce
growing 8.19%
Average Employee Age
growing 0.72%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Behavioral Sciences and the types of students that study this field. University of Phoenix-Arizona awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Maryland University of Integrative Health and Special Focus Four-Year: Other Health Professions Schools have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Behavioral Sciences. Tuition costs for Behavioral Sciences majors are, on average, $7,200 for in-state public colleges, and $27,220 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Behavioral Sciences programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Interdisciplinary Studies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Interdisciplinary Studies majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Interdisciplinary Studies majors, by average wage, is Building material & supplies dealers.


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies is 39.3, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Interdisciplinary Studies degrees, and White students earn the majority (2,657) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Behavioral Sciences field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Behavioral Sciences majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Behavioral Sciences majors need more than the average amount of Programming, Science, and Management of Material Resources.

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 Behavioral 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 Programming is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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