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8 Associates's Degrees Annually
#215 in Popularity (Associate's)
$59,470 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Diver, Professional & Instructor Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many diver, professional and instructor graduations there were in 2019-2020 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 456
Undergraduate Certificate 231
Associate Degree 7

What Diver, Professional & Instructor Majors Need to Know

In an O*NET survey, diver, professional and instructor majors were asked to rate what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important in their occupations. These answers were weighted on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most important.

Knowledge Areas for Diver, Professional and Instructor Majors

This major prepares you for careers in which these knowledge areas are important:

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  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Physics - Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Skills for Diver, Professional and Instructor Majors

diver, professional and instructor majors are found most commonly in careers in which the following skills are important:

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  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

Abilities for Diver, Professional and Instructor Majors

Diver, Professional and Instructor majors often go into careers where the following abilities are vital:

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  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

What Can You Do With a Diver, Professional & Instructor Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with diver, professional and instructor:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Commercial Divers 9.8% $49,140

Who Is Getting an Associate’s Degree in Diver, Professional & Instructor?

7 Associate's Degrees Annually
14% Percent Women
29% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major attracts more men than women. About 86% of the graduates in this field are male.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of diver, professional and instructor majors is as follows:

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 4
International Students 1
Other Races/Ethnicities 1

Geographic Diversity

Students from other countries are interested in Diver, Professional and Instructor, too. About 14.3% of those with this major are international students.

How Much Do Diver, Professional & Instructor Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

The median salary for someone in a career related to diver, professional and instructor is $59,470. This median refers to all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Some careers associated with diver, professional and instructor require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

Find out what the typical degree level is for diver, professional and instructor careers below.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 7.7%
Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in agriculture or natural resources, computer services, personal or culinary services, engineering technologies, healthcare, construction trades, mechanic and repair technologies, or precision production) 72.4%
Some College Courses 3.3%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 11.6%
Bachelor’s Degree 5.0%

Online Diver, Professional & Instructor Programs

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 11 schools offered some type of diver, professional and instructor program. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 0 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 3 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 2 0
Bachelor’s Degree 0 0
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 0 0
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Diver, Professional & Instructor Worth It?

The median salary for a diver, professional and instructor grad is $59,470 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 49% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $391,400 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to diver, professional and instructor.

Major Number of Grads
Marine Science/Merchant Marine Officer 550
Other Marine Transportation 44

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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