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Total Degrees
Awarded in 2016
growing 0.58%
Median In-State
Public Tuition
growing 3.01%
Median Out-of-State
Private Tuition
growing 2.44%
Average Wage
growing 5.59%
People in Workforce
growing 4.96%
Average Employee Age
growing 0.24%


Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in General Psychology and the types of students that study this field. Liberty University awards the most degrees in graphic design in the US, but Saybrook University and Argosy University-Phoenix Online Division have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in General Psychology. Tuition costs for General Psychology majors are, on average, $6,768 for in-state public colleges, and $31,175 for out of state private colleges. The largest share of institutions with General Psychology programs are Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above institutions.


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Information on the businesses and industries that employ Psychology graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field. Elementary & secondary schools is the industry that employs the most Psychology majors both by share and by number, though the highest paying industry for Psychology majors, by average wage, is Office supplies & stationery stores.


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Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Psychology in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Psychology is 41.3, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Bachelor's degree. Female employees are more likey to hold Psychology degrees, and White students earn the majority (71,946) of the degrees.

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Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the General Psychology field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. General Psychology majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that General Psychology majors need more than the average amount of Social Perceptiveness, Negotiation, and Systems Evaluation.

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 General Psychology 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 Social Perceptiveness is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Active Listening, and Speaking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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