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