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