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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
growing 57.8%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
declining 11.4%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 4.17%
Average Wage
growing 2.52%
People in Workforce
growing 5.25%
Average Employee Age
declining 0.88%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Sterile Processing Technician and the types of students that study this field. Berkeley College-Woodland Park awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Special Focus Four-Year: Business & Management Schools and Medical Career Institute have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Sterile Processing Technician. Tuition costs for Sterile Processing Technician majors are, on average, $3,592 for in-state public colleges, and $9,000 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Sterile Processing Technician programs are Public, 2-year institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Health graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Hospitals is the industry that employs the most Health majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Health majors, by average wage, is Pharmaceutical & medicine manufacturing.


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Health in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Health is 43.2, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Health degrees, and White students earn the majority (299) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Sterile Processing Technician field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Sterile Processing Technician majors need many skills, but most especially Monitoring. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Sterile Processing Technician majors need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Troubleshooting.

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 Sterile Processing Technician 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 Monitoring, Active Listening, and Reading Comprehension are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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