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