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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
growing 4.52%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
growing 3.03%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 4%
Average Wage
growing 4.19%
People in Workforce
growing 8.86%
Average Employee Age
declining 2.53%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure and the types of students that study this field. University of Iowa awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Golf Academy of America-Carlsbad and Golf Academy of America-Phoenix have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure. Tuition costs for Parks, Recreation, & Leisure majors are, on average, $6,872 for in-state public colleges, and $27,986 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with Parks, Recreation, & Leisure programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Parks, Recreation, & Leisure graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Parks, Recreation, & Leisure majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Parks, Recreation, & Leisure majors, by average wage, is Apparel, piece goods, & notions merchant wholesalers.


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Parks, Recreation, & Leisure is 35.3, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Male employees are more likey to hold Parks, Recreation, & Leisure degrees, and White students earn the majority (43,109) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Parks, Recreation, & Leisure field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Parks, Recreation, & Leisure majors need many skills, but most especially Speaking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Parks, Recreation, & Leisure majors need more than the average amount of Instructing, Operations 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 Parks, Recreation, & Leisure 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 Instructing is very distinctive for majors, but the Speaking, Monitoring, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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