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