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Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer&

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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
declining 42.7%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
growing 7.6%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 5.13%
Average Wage
growing 12.2%
People in Workforce
growing 6.1%
Average Employee Age
growing 2.17%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer and the types of students that study this field. Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Special Focus Two-Year: Technical Professions and Special Focus Institutions have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer. Tuition costs for Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer majors are, on average, $6,159 for in-state public colleges, and $4,920 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Transportation graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Air transportation is the industry that employs the most Transportation majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Transportation majors, by average wage, is Support activities for mining.


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Transportation in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Transportation is 43.2, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Transportation degrees, and White students earn the majority (1,664) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer majors need many skills, but most especially Operation and Control. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer majors need more than the average amount of Repairing, Equipment Maintenance, and Operation and Control.

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 Marine Science & Merchant Marine Officer 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 Repairing is very distinctive for majors, but the Operation and Control, Operation Monitoring, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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