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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
growing 3.17%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
declining 3.38%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 6.46%
Average Wage
growing 5.5%
People in Workforce
growing 4.48%
Average Employee Age
growing 0.66%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in General Construction Trades and the types of students that study this field. Lake Land College awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Kiamichi Technology Center-Talihina and Honolulu Community College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Construction Trades. Tuition costs for General Construction Trades majors are, on average, $3,600 for in-state public colleges, and $15,105 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with General Construction Trades programs are Public, 2-year institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Construction graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Construction is the industry that employs the most Construction majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Construction majors, by average wage, is Performing arts, spectator sports & related industries.


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Construction in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Construction is 39.9, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Construction degrees, and White students earn the majority (817) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the General Construction Trades field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. General Construction Trades majors need many skills, but most especially Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that General Construction Trades majors need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Equipment Selection, and Repairing.

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 Construction Trades 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 Active Listening, Coordination, and Management of Personnel Resources are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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