Why is Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) important?
How do you prepare for a job that doesnt yet exist?
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Future jobs have not been invented yetDepending on who you ask, between 65% and 85% of jobs that will exist in the future doesn't even exist yet.
HASTAC Co-founder and Director, Cathy Davidson ventures to say that: "... 100% of us have experienced some kind of massive change in the way we do our work, whether we're still working at what is called the same job or not." See her full post on HASTAC here.
In an article from Huffington Post, Dell claims 85% Of Jobs That Will Exist In 2030 Haven’t Been Invented Yet. Get ready for a globalized workforce and a lifetime of retraining : Huffingtonpost's article
Dell's statement reminds me of a statement Dion Chang, Founder of Flux Trends, made at a conference I attended earlier this year. It was something in the line of: "Generally jobs lost gets displaced into other services". Dion Chang went on to explain this is only true if the people whos jobs are lost are prepared and trained to perform new functions and services.
You only need to do a simple "future jobs" search to see that the future of employment and being employed is changing...fast. CNBC lists the 10 best and worst jobs. Here are the Best 10:
- App developer
- Computer systems analyst
- Nurse practitioner
- Physical therapist
- Health services manager
- Physician assistant
- Dental hygienist
- Market research analyst
- Personal financial adviser
- Speech language pathologist
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