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