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