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