Future Skills You’ll Need in Your Career By 2030
In 10 years, the year 2030, it’s highly likely you’ll be working in a job that doesn’t even exist yet – and no, we’re not talking about building flying cars or developing the world’s first-time machine. The world of work is evolving quickly, which means you have to figure out how to prepare for a future job role that’s impossible to predict.
Of course, there isn’t a crystal ball that can tell us exactly what skills will be needed and what won’t be needed. However, with the help of the Massachusetts Central University, we’ve come up with five skills we believe you’ll need to succeed in your future career, whatever it ends up being:
The rise of digital technologies means you’re going to need to be able to handle the plethora of opportunities and challenges that come with it.
Digital literacy and computational thinking
As the world continues to rely on highly technical and continuously evolving technologies, the need for those with the digital skills to match also increases.
Judgment and decision-making
Although robots and automation technology may be better than humans in other ways such as calculations and diagnostic solving, it’s still going to be humans that deal with the subjective side of data analytics.
Considering we’re on the cusp of the fourth industrial revolution, we’re still going to need to have somebody who can show the world what numbers mean and their significance.
Emotional and social intelligence
For everything that can be replaced by digital technologies and artificial intelligence, emotional and social intelligence remain uniquely human capabilities.
In some sectors, these qualities are crucial. The demand for jobs in healthcare, for example, is on the increase – demonstrating how some roles will always require a human element. Your future job is more than likely going to include working closely with others, so having empathy, the ability to collaborate, as well as excellent communication skills is something, you’re most definitely going to need
Creative and innovative mindset.
Despite a report by the World Economic Forum in 2018 suggesting robot automation will create more jobs than they displace, you’ll still do well to keep on top of your creative skills and maintain an innovative mindset.
Much like having an excellent sense of social intelligence, natural creativity is something that can’t be easily replicated by the latest digital technologies. As long as you can think outside the box, you’ll be just fine.