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