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