Microsoft tells us that more than half of today’s graduates are prepared for jobs that do not yet exist.
The world as we know it is changing in giant steps. And technology is to blame for that.
“A new wave of automation, the arrival of true artificial intelligence, robots and cars without drivers, threaten the future of traditional jobs,” explained specialists from Microsoft and the British consultancy The Future Laboratory in his recently published report “Tomorrow’s Jobs “.
According to the US Department of Labor, the jobs that will grow the most by 2025 are those related to technology, medical care as therapists and radiologists, And interpreters and translators. There will also be new areas that will develop strongly and will require new professionals, such as the environmental sciences, biotechnology, biomedicine, medicine Genomics, nanotechnology, molecular engineering and mechatronics.
But, how can we prepare workers for jobs that do not yet exist?
Overall, the OECD states that out of every 10 new jobs in developed countries, 8 are for knowledge workers. Therefore, each person should continue to invest in education and training, in continuing training schemes. Education no longer ends after school, but the workers of the future will need to update us permanently in order to face the constant changes in the world of work.