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