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