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Transportation/Mobility Management

177 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
130 Master's Degrees Annually
#68 in Popularity
$102,850 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Transportation/Mobility Management Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many transportation/mobility management graduations there were in 2019-2020 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Basic Certificate 248
Bachelor’s Degree 160
Master’s Degree 119
Associate Degree 115
Graduate Certificate 7
Doctor’s Degree 5
Undergraduate Certificate 4

What Transportation/Mobility Management Majors Need to Know

People with careers related to transportation/mobility management were asked what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. They weighted these areas on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest.

Knowledge Areas for Transportation/Mobility Management Majors

Transportation/Mobility Management majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

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  • Transportation - Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • 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.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

Skills for Transportation/Mobility Management Majors

The following list of skills has been highlighted as some of the most essential for careers related to transportation/mobility management:

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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • 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.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Abilities for Transportation/Mobility Management Majors

Some of the most crucial abilities to master while a transportation/mobility management student include the following:

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  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • 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.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

What Can You Do With a Transportation/Mobility Management Major?

People with a transportation/mobility management degree often go into the following careers:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Storage and Distribution Managers 6.8% $94,730
Transportation Managers 6.8% $94,730

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Transportation/Mobility Management?

160 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
26% Percent Women
39% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This major tends to be male dominated. About 74% of recent graduates are men.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of transportation/mobility management majors is as follows:

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Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 38
Hispanic or Latino 17
White 79
International Students 18
Other Races/Ethnicities 7

Geographic Diversity

Transportation/Mobility Management appeals to people across the globe. About 11.3% of those with this major are international students.

How Much Do Transportation/Mobility Management Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

Transportation/Mobility Management majors often go into careers with median salaries of $102,850. 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 transportation/mobility management 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 transportation/mobility management careers below.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Less than a High School Diploma 1.7%
High School Diploma - or the equivalent (for example, GED) 28.9%
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) 1.7%
Some College Courses 4.0%
Associate’s Degree (or other 2-year degree) 17.7%
Bachelor’s Degree 44.7%
Post-Baccalaureate Certificate - awarded for completion of an organized program of study; designed for people who have completed a Baccalaureate degree but do not meet the requirements of academic degrees carrying the title of Master. 1.7%

Online Transportation/Mobility Management Programs

In the 2019-2020 academic year, 58 schools offered some type of transportation/mobility management 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) 4 2
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 16 5
Bachelor’s Degree 7 1
Post-Baccalaureate 0 0
Master’s Degree 15 6
Post-Master’s 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Transportation/Mobility Management Worth It?

The median salary for a transportation/mobility management grad is $102,850 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 158% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $1,259,000 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to transportation/mobility management.

Major Number of Grads
General Business Administration and Management 343,202
Interior Design Management 15,201
Organizational Leadership 12,896
Supply Chain Management 9,941
Operations Management 8,397
Office Administration 4,447
Project Management 3,713
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 2,905
Purchasing, Procurement/Acquisitions and Contracts Management 1,097
Retail Management 943
Risk Management 432
Science/Technology Management 256
E-Commerce 246
Research and Development Management 206
Customer Service Management 194

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.

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