Photographic & Video Technology

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2020
1,068
growing 12.9%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$2,541
growing 0%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$31,015
growing 61.5%
Average Wage
$64,523
growing 4.52%
People in Workforce
84,104
growing 5.57%
Average Employee Age
36.9
growing 0.0569%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Photographic & Video Technology degree recipients are San Francisco, CA, Savannah, GA, and Griffin, GA. The locations with a relatively high number of Photographic & Video Technology degree recipients are Farmers Branch, TX, Blue Ash, OH, and Choctaw, OK. The most common degree awarded to students studying Photographic & Video Technology is a associates degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Photographic & Video Technology and the types of students that study this field. City College of San Francisco awards the most degrees in Photographic & Video Technology in the US, but MediaTech Institute-Dallas and University of Cincinnati-Blue Ash College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Photographic & Video Technology.

Tuition costs for Photographic & Video Technology majors are, on average, $2,541 for in-state public colleges, and $31,015 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Photographic & Video Technology programs are Public, 2-year institutions (77 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (784 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Photographic & Video Technology

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Photographic & Video Technology, is Public, 2-year (784 completions).

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$2,541
Median In-State Public
$31,015
Median Out of State Private

City College of San Francisco has the most Photographic & Video Technology degree recipients, with 74 degrees awarded in 2020.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Photographic & Video Technology programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, MediaTech Institute-Dallas has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Photographic & Video Technology, with 20.6%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Photographic & Video Technology

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Photographic & Video Technology by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Photographic & Video Technology.

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Employment

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

The average salary for Communication Technologies majors is $64,523 and the most common occupations are Artists & related workers, Other managers, and Graphic designers.

The industry that employs the most Communication Technologies majors is Motion pictures & video industries, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Taxi & limousine service.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Photographic & Video Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Communication Technologies.
$64,523
Average Wage in Workforce
± $5,558
4.52%
1 Year Growth
± 11.3%

The average salary for Communication Technologies majors is $64,523 and the most common occupations are Artists & related workers, Other managers, and Graphic designers.

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Highest Paying Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Photographic & Video Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Communication Technologies.

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

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Communication 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 Communication Technologies majors, by number of employees, are Artists & related workers, Other managers, and Graphic designers.

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Communication Technologies majors are Chief executives & legislators, Physicians, and Administrative services managers.

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Occupations by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Photographic & Video Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Communication Technologies.
84,104
2020 Workforce
± 7,118
5.57%
1 Year Growth
± 11.5%

The number of Communication Technologies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 5.57%, from 79,666 in 2019 to 84,104 in 2020.

The largest single share of Communication Technologies graduates go on to work as Artists & related workers (5.02%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Communication Technologies 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 6 Digit Course Photographic & Video Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Communication Technologies.
84,104
2020 Workforce
± 7,118
5.57%
1 Year Growth
± 11.5%

The number of Communication Technologies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 5.57%, from 79,666 in 2019 to 84,104 in 2020.

The industry which employs the most Communication Technologies graduates by share is Motion pictures & video industries, followed by Computer Systems Design. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Communication Technologies.

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Specialty Locations

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Photographic & Video Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Communication Technologies.

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

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Communication Technologies in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Communication Technologies is 36.9.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Associates Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Communication Technologies degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Communication Technologies (515 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Photographic & Video Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Communication Technologies.
36.9
Average Age in 2020
± 0.956 Years
0.0569%
1 Year Change
± 3.74%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Communication Technologies. The most common ages of employees with this major are 27 and 28 years old, which represent 5.04% and 4.94% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Photographic & Video Technology are Associates Degree, 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and Bachelors Degree.

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Workforce Degrees

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Photographic & Video Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Communication Technologies.

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

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Sex Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (53%)
Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    515 degrees awarded
  2. Hispanic or Latino
    254 degrees awarded
  3. Black or African American
    146 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Photographic & Video Technology for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Sex Combination
  1. White Male
    92 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    88 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino Male
    53 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of Associates Degree recipients in Photographic & Video Technology. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and sex.

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Global Diversity

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Photographic & Video Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Communication Technologies.
Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. India
    837 degree recipients
  2. Mexico
    806 degree recipients
  3. Korea
    704 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Belarus
    8.64 times more than expected
  2. United Kingdom, not specified
    5.13 times more than expected
  3. Australia
    4.56 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Belarus that hold Communication Technologies degrees (8.64 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 (837 degree recipients).

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Skills

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

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 Photographic & Video 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, Monitoring, and Reading Comprehension are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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