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