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