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Alternative & Complementary Medicine&

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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
declining 0.06%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
growing 1.17%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
declining 13.3%
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 Alternative & Complementary Medicine and the types of students that study this field. Ashford University awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Academy of Chinese Culture and Health Sciences and Emperor's College of Traditional Oriental Medicine have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Alternative & Complementary Medicine. Tuition costs for Alternative & Complementary Medicine majors are, on average, $10,224 for in-state public colleges, and $17,472 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Alternative & Complementary Medicine programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above 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 (1,934) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Alternative & Complementary Medicine field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Alternative & Complementary Medicine majors need many skills, but most especially Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Alternative & Complementary Medicine majors need more than the average amount of Science, Service Orientation, and Social Perceptiveness.

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 Alternative & Complementary Medicine 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 Science is very distinctive for majors, but the Active Listening, Critical Thinking, and Reading Comprehension are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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