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