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