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