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