Buddhist Studies

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2022
3
growing 50%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$13,875
growing 1.9%
Average Wage
$99,563
growing 9.97%
People in Workforce
359,792
growing 2.18%
Average Employee Age
44.9
growing 0.168%

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In 2022, the locations with the highest concentration of Buddhist Studies degree recipients are Berkeley, CA, Amherst Center, MA, and Glenside, PA. In 2022, the locations with a relatively high number of Buddhist Studies degree recipients are Berkeley, CA, Amherst Center, MA, and Glenside, PA. The most common degree awarded to students studying Buddhist Studies is a masters degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Buddhist Studies and the types of students that study this field. Institute of Buddhist Studies awards the most degrees in Buddhist Studies in the US, but Won Institute of Graduate Studies (442064) has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Buddhist Studies.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Buddhist Studies programs are Public, 4-year or above institutions (2 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (3 completions).

Institutions

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Buddhist Studies, is Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above (3 completions in 2022).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Buddhist Studies programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$13,875
Median In-State Public

Institute of Buddhist Studies has the most Buddhist Studies degree recipients, with 3 degrees awarded in 2022.

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Specialized Colleges

Highest Concentration Institution
13.5%

Out of all institutions that offer Buddhist Studies programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Won Institute of Graduate Studies (442064) has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Buddhist Studies, with 13.5%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Buddhist Studies

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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 Philosophy and Religious Studies graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The average salary for Philosophy and Religious Studies majors is $99,563 and the most common occupations are Clergy, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Postsecondary teachers.

The industry that employs the most Philosophy and Religious Studies majors is Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Offices of physicians.

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

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$99,563
Average Wage in Workforce
± $4,798
9.97%
1 Year Growth
± 6.19%

The average salary for Philosophy and Religious Studies majors is $99,563 and the most common occupations are Clergy, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Postsecondary teachers.

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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 Philosophy and Religious Studies majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Philosophy and Religious Studies 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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Most Common

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Most Specialized

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Compared to other majors, there are an unusually high number of Philosophy and Religious Studies majors working as Clergy, Lawyers, & judges, magistrates, & other judicial workers, and Directors, religious activities & education.

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Highest Paid

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Occupations by Share

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359,792
2022 Workforce
± 14,709
2.18%
1 Year Growth
± 5.69%

The number of Philosophy and Religious Studies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.18%, from 352,113 in 2021 to 359,792 in 2022.

The largest single share of Philosophy and Religious Studies graduates go on to work as Clergy (9.56%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Philosophy and Religious Studies by share of the total number of graduates.

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Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Buddhist Studies is from the 2 Digit Course Philosophy and Religious Studies.
359,792
2022 Workforce
± 14,709
2.18%
1 Year Growth
± 5.69%

The number of Philosophy and Religious Studies graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.18%, from 352,113 in 2021 to 359,792 in 2022.

The industry which employs the most Philosophy and Religious Studies graduates by share is Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges, followed by Religious organizations. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Philosophy and Religious Studies.

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Specialty Locations

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies is 44.9.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Masters Degree. Female employees are more likely to hold Philosophy and Religious Studies degrees, and Unknown students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Philosophy and Religious Studies (2 students).

Workforce Age

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44.9
Average Age in 2022
± 0.575 Years
0.168%
1 Year Change
± 1.82%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies. The most common ages of employees with this major are 36 and 37 years old, which represent 3.13% and 3.13% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Buddhist Studies are Masters Degree, Postbaccalaureate Certificate, and Research Doctorate.

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Workforce Degrees

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

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Sex Imbalance for Common Institutions

Female (66.7%)
Most Common Sex with a Degree in this Field

This chart shows the granted degrees by sex at the 4 institutions that graduate the most students in Buddhist Studies.

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. Unknown
    2 degrees awarded
  2. White
    1 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Buddhist Studies for each race & ethnicity. Unknown students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Sex

This chart illustrates the differences by sex for each race & ethnicity of Masters Degree recipients in Buddhist Studies.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. Korea
    3,696 degree recipients
  2. India
    3,516 degree recipients
  3. Canada
    3,134 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Norway
    6.26 times more than expected
  2. Other Europe, not specified
    5.55 times more than expected
  3. Israel
    4.63 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Norway that hold Philosophy and Religious Studies degrees (6.26 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 Korea (3,696 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Buddhist Studies field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Buddhist Studies majors need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Buddhist Studies majors need more than the average amount of Learning Strategies, Writing, Instructing, Systems Evaluation, Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, Active Learning, Active Listening, Speaking, Service Orientation, Persuasion, Systems Analysis, Social Perceptiveness, Complex Problem Solving, Programming, Management of Personnel Resources, Monitoring, Judgment and Decision Making, Coordination, Technology Design, Operations Analysis, Time Management, Negotiation, Management of Material Resources, Mathematics, Operation Monitoring, Science, Quality Control Analysis, Management of Financial Resources, Equipment Selection, Installation, Operation and Control, Equipment Maintenance, Troubleshooting, 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 Buddhist Studies 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 Learning Strategies is very distinctive for majors, but the Reading Comprehension, Writing, Speaking, Active Listening, Instructing, Learning Strategies, Critical Thinking, Active Learning, Complex Problem Solving, Monitoring, Judgment and Decision Making, Social Perceptiveness, Systems Evaluation, Systems Analysis, Coordination, Service Orientation, Time Management, Persuasion, Management of Personnel Resources, Negotiation, Operations Analysis, Mathematics, Science, Management of Material Resources, Programming, Technology Design, Operation Monitoring, Quality Control Analysis, Management of Financial Resources, Equipment Selection, Installation, Operation and Control, Equipment Maintenance, Troubleshooting, and Repairing are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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