Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017

1,161

declining 4.68%

Median In-State​
Public Tuition

$3,518

growing 0.557%

Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition

$25,920

growing 65.2%

Average Wage

$75,291

growing 1.55%

People in Workforce

4.28M

growing 4.06%

Average Employee Age

42.8

declining 1.06%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services degree recipients are , Las Vegas, NV, and Los Angeles, CA. The locations with a relatively high number of Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services degree recipients are Jackson, MI, Citrus Heights, CA, and Ontario, CA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services is a associates degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services and the types of students that study this field. College of Southern Nevada awards the most degrees in Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services in the US, but Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute and Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services.

Tuition costs for Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services majors are, on average, $3,518 for in-state public colleges, and $25,920 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services programs are Public, 2-year institutions (38 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (537 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services, is Public, 2-year (537 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$3,518

Median In-State Public

$25,920

Median Out of State Private

College of Southern Nevada has the most Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services degree recipients, with 73 degrees awarded in 2017.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Southwestern Indian Polytechnic Institute and Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico-Arecibo have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services, with 13.8% and 13.2%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Health graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Health majors is $75,291 and the most common occupations are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$75,291

Average Wage in Workforce

± $781

1.55%

1 Year Growth

± 1.46%

The average salary for Health majors is $75,291 and the most common occupations are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Highest Paying Locations

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Health majors, by number of employees, are Registered nurses, Pharmacists, and Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Health majors working as Nurse practitioners & nurse midwives, Nurse anesthetists, and Audiologists.

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Health majors are Surgeons, Public relations specialists, and Podiatrists.

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Occupations by Share

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4.28M

2018 Workforce

± 50,063

4.06%

1 Year Growth

± 1.61%

The number of Health graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.06%, from 4.11M in 2017 to 4.28M in 2018.

The largest single share of Health graduates go on to work as Registered nurses (37.3%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Health by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services is from the 2 Digit Course Health.

4.28M

2018 Workforce

± 50,063

4.06%

1 Year Growth

± 1.61%

The number of Health graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 4.06%, from 4.11M in 2017 to 4.28M in 2018.

The industry which employs the most Health graduates by share is General medical and surgical hospitals, and specialty (except psychiatric and substance abuse) hospitals, followed by Elementary & secondary schools. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Health.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services is from the 2 Digit Course Health.

This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States where there are a relatively high population of Health majors.

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Diversity

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 42.8, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Associates Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Health degrees, and White students earn the majority (442) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services is from the 2 Digit Course Health.

42.8

Average Age in 2018

± 0.155 Years

1.06%

1 Year Change

± 0.52%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Health. The most common ages of employees with this major are 28 and 30 years old, which represent 3.04% and 2.97% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services are Associates Degree, 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services is from the 2 Digit Course Health.

The most common degree types held by the working population in Health are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (75.8%)

Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    442 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    384 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    111 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination

  1. White Female

    6 degrees awarded

  2. Non-resident Alien Female

    1 degrees awarded

  3. Asian Male

    1 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services. White Female students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 4 Digit Course Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services is from the 2 Digit Course Health.

Most Common Countries of Origin

  1. Philippines

    193,770 degree recipients

  2. India

    87,510 degree recipients

  3. Mexico

    32,095 degree recipients

High Relative Number of Students

  1. Cameroon

    5.13 times more than expected

  2. Philippines

    5 times more than expected

  3. Saudi Arabia

    3.81 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Cameroon that hold Health degrees (5.13 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is Philippines (193,770 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services majors need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services majors need more than the average amount of Troubleshooting, Quality Control Analysis, and Service Orientation.

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 Ophthalmic & Optometric Support Services 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 Troubleshooting is very distinctive for majors, but the Speaking, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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