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