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