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