The future is here. Technology is driving our progress at a rapid pace, driven by advances in artificial intelligence. Just look at modern conveniences, from self check out lines at the grocery store to chatbots used for online customer service. Many jobs are slowly being replaced by robots as they become automated. There is not much that can (or should) be done to stop this natural progression.
Of course, you cannot compete with machines. They are faster, more precise, and most importantly, they don’t need to work in shifts. Jeez, this sounds grim. Sure, humans aren’t as efficient as machines, but there are other ways we can make ourselves relevant. The best thing is to learn new skills that will make you a valuable asset to your future employer. Now, you might be thinking, how can I know what job skills are going to be necessary in the future?
Luckily, today's infographic reminds us of the hottest sectors to keep an eye on. Based on the current trends and flow of the market, there are also 10 skills all of us will need to be successful in 2020. The human brain is still extremely difficult for machines to properly replicate, so the skills we need like complex problem solving and cognitive flexibility require deep thinking. Graduates, pay attention!