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