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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
declining 8.78%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
maintaining 0%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 6.19%
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 Massage Therapy and the types of students that study this field. National Holistic Institute awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Special Focus Two-Year: Arts & Design and Cortiva Institute-Tucson have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Massage Therapy. Tuition costs for Massage Therapy majors are, on average, $3,604 for in-state public colleges, and $12,729 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Massage Therapy programs are Private for-profit, less-than 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 (9,205) of the degrees.

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

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 Massage Therapy 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 Speaking is very distinctive for majors, but the Speaking, Active Listening, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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