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