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