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  • Kristen

Are You Training for Jobs of the Future?

Careers are in constant change. People are not working at the same company for 20+ years like the baby boomer generation. Before the pandemic, the average tenure of American workers with their employer was 4.2 years. People have a lot of choices in careers and companies and jobs are changing. More than 1 billion jobs, almost one-third of all jobs worldwide, are likely to be transformed by technology in the next decade.

If you're providing education and training to working professionals, it's important to stay on top of the skills and jobs employees need today and into the future. Many companies, like Meteor Learning and GetSmarter, are working with universities and employers to train students and employees on skills that will help them be productive in new and changing careers.

What skills do employees need?

Jobs are becoming increasingly collaborative and diverse, especially with the expansion of remote workforces this year. With that, comes new skills that employees across professions need. According to LinkedIn, here are the top 5 soft skills in demand:

  • Creativity

  • Persuasion

  • Collaboration

  • Adaptability

  • Emotional Intelligence

What jobs are growing?

Advancing technology and changes in the population are driving shifts in which careers will be in demand. In the United States, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting these careers to grow the most in the next 9 years:

  • Wind turbine service technicians

  • Nurse practitioners

  • Solar photovoltaic installers

  • Occupational therapy assistants

  • Statisticians

If you're an educator or training provider, keep these skills and professions in mind. Find out how you can package your offerings to help students and professionals change or grow in their careers.

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