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