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