Computer & Computer Systems Technology

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2017
2,189
declining 8.37%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$4,615
declining 0.753%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$16,817
growing 2.45%
Average Wage
$91,225
growing 5.57%
People in Workforce
409,670
growing 0.486%
Average Employee Age
44.1
declining 0.293%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Computer & Computer Systems Technology degree recipients are Harrisburg, PA, , and Virginia Beach, VA. The locations with a relatively high number of Computer & Computer Systems Technology degree recipients are DeSoto, TX, Harrisburg, PA, and Camdenton, MO. The most common degree awarded to students studying Computer & Computer Systems Technology is a associates degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Computer & Computer Systems Technology and the types of students that study this field. Harrisburg University of Science and Technology awards the most degrees in Computer & Computer Systems Technology in the US, but Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and The Workforce Institute's City College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Computer & Computer Systems Technology.

Tuition costs for Computer & Computer Systems Technology majors are, on average, $4,615 for in-state public colleges, and $16,817 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Computer & Computer Systems Technology programs are Public, 2-year institutions (97 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (821 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Computer & Computer Systems Technology

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Computer & Computer Systems Technology, is Public, 2-year (821 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Computer & Computer Systems Technology programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$4,615
Median In-State Public
$16,817
Median Out of State Private

Harrisburg University of Science and Technology has the most Computer & Computer Systems Technology degree recipients, with 270 degrees awarded in 2017.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Computer & Computer Systems Technology programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Harrisburg University of Science and Technology and The Workforce Institute's City College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Computer & Computer Systems Technology, with 66.7% and 47.6%, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Computer & Computer Systems Technology

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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 Engineering Technologies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Engineering Technologies majors is $91,225 and the most common occupations are Other managers, Software developers, and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers.

The industry that employs the most Engineering Technologies majors is Computer Systems Design, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Paperboard container manufacturing.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$91,225
Average Wage in Workforce
± $2,778
5.57%
1 Year Growth
± 4.15%

The average salary for Engineering Technologies majors is $91,225 and the most common occupations are Other managers, Software developers, and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers.

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Engineering Technologies majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Engineering Technologies majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Occupations

Most Common

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The most common occupations Engineering Technologies majors, by number of employees, are Other managers, Software developers, and Miscellaneous engineers, including nuclear engineers.

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Engineering Technologies majors working as Industrial engineers, including health & safety, Materials engineers, and Mechanical engineers.

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Highest Paid

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Occupations by Share

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409,670
2018 Workforce
± 15,693
0.486%
1 Year Growth
± 5.4%

The number of Engineering Technologies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 0.486%, from 407,688 in 2017 to 409,670 in 2018.

The largest single share of Engineering Technologies graduates go on to work as Other managers (7.01%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Engineering Technologies by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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The most common industries that employ Engineering Technologies majors, by number of employees, are Computer Systems Design, Construction, and Architectural, engineering & related services.

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Computer & Computer Systems Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.
409,670
2018 Workforce
± 15,693
0.486%
1 Year Growth
± 5.4%

The number of Engineering Technologies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 0.486%, from 407,688 in 2017 to 409,670 in 2018.

The industry which employs the most Engineering Technologies graduates by share is Computer Systems Design, followed by Construction. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Engineering Technologies.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Computer & Computer Systems Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Engineering Technologies.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information on those who earn a degree in Engineering Technologies in the US. The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Engineering Technologies is 44.1, and the most common degree type these workers hold is a Associates Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Engineering Technologies degrees, and White students earn the majority (912) of the degrees.

Workforce Age

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44.1
Average Age in 2018
± 0.478 Years
0.293%
1 Year Change
± 1.55%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Engineering Technologies. The most common ages of employees with this major are 33 and 32 years old, which represent 3.12% and 2.9% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Computer & Computer Systems Technology are Associates Degree, 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

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

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (81.9%)
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
    912 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    337 degrees awarded
  3. Non-resident Alien
    335 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Computer & Computer Systems Technology 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 Male
    115 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded
  2. Black or African American Male
    29 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded
  3. Asian Male
    15 degree-grads_ethnicity_genders awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Bachelors Degree recipients in Computer & Computer Systems Technology. White Male students, who earn most of the degree-grads_ethnicity_genders in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. India
    51,153 degree recipients
  2. China
    6,702 degree recipients
  3. Mexico
    5,485 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. India
    7.18 times more than expected
  2. United Kingdom, not specified
    1.45 times more than expected
  3. Russia
    1.41 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in India that hold Engineering Technologies degrees (7.18 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 India (51,153 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Computer & Computer Systems Technology field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Computer & Computer Systems Technology majors need many skills, but most especially Critical Thinking. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Computer & Computer Systems Technology majors need more than the average amount of Installation, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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 Computer & Computer Systems Technology 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 Installation is very distinctive for majors, but the Critical Thinking, Reading Comprehension, and Active Listening are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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