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