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