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