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