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