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