The Future of the Workforce: Skills that Match 21st Century Demand

AddThis Social Bookmark Button

Advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics are being implemented daily into the workforce. As a result, modernization of the workforce is imperative to meet global demands with some positions key in helping business meet new demands.

 

Automation helps industries operate safer as machines can perform some of the more dangerous tasks without the same concerns for safety as humans have. Also, it increases companies' productivity as more tasks can be accomplished in a much shorter time.


Beltway Insider: Trump/SCOTUS Immigration, The Cult of Popular Opinion, Heroes ACT, COVID Spikes, D.C. Statehood


However, it is the use of automation that has caused massive disruption of jobs lately. New job roles have emerged and the workforce has to meet today's unique demands.

Today, companies have different needs that can only be met by professionals with in-demand skills. As technology gets more and more advanced, employers are looking for both the "human" qualities and technical skills in new recruits because they understand that the two factors combined can contribute significantly to a company's growth.

It is also true that soft skills help companies to provide customers with more personalized experiences but, a hard skill is equally essential. Think about it. Every day we interact with electronic devices and digital products that, one way or another, require some level of knowledge for their use.


SpaceX NASA Launch Revitalizes Manned Space Program


Given these points, it is clear that tech is revolutionizing the world we live in. For that reason, here's a list of the top three technical skills that employees of tomorrow would need in their toolboxes.

Python

Python is unique, versatile, and easy to use. For those and many other reasons, it is a programming language that is widely used by developers in general. In like manner, Python is exceptional at helping professionals visualize and interpret data. As a result, even data scientists and data analysts love to use Python.

The language has simplified some tasks for a lot of tech professionals. Therefore, it is highly likely that Python will continue to have use cases in the years to come, making it a sought-after skill in new hirings. This is because Python-skilled candidates affect companies' growth in many ways. For example, web developers who are well-versed in Python are able to design a website's back end and manage data, among others, effectively.

Some companies always want to be steps ahead of the competition. For that reason, there are schools that equip professionals with specifically the right tools to help companies thrive.

An excellent example of this is Thinkful. The school provides diverse courses where students can learn Python. Its online coding bootcamp also offers courses in data science, software engineering, and others. Thinkful provides its students with a supportive career team that consists of academic success managers, career coaches, and industry-experienced mentors.

When learning a new tech skill, you are on the road of actual career realization with Thinkful. Its online coding bootcamp is the right choice for updating your skillset that will allow you to meet employers' requirements in the following years.


Doctor Robot for You, Real Doctor for Me


Web Development

Opposite of what some people may think, web development is an essential part of marketing strategies these days. Considering there are many ways to interact with the internet in the present day, web developers have to build websites that are compatible with different types of devices.

It is important to realize that companies are pushed to adapt in order to grab their customers' attention. With the use of web apps, social media sites, and mobile devices, web developers are compelled to build more sophisticated websites in order to provide the most enjoyable user experience.

Because of the role web development plays in people's lives currently, it will still be necessary for the future. Therefore, it is a fact that more companies are looking for employers with this kind of skill.

Schools like General Assembly provide programs where people can obtain the knowledge needed to start a new tech career. It offers many courses in mobile development, web development, as well as digital marketing. Students will be able to learn enterprise-level skills that will lead them to the top of the competition. General Assembly also works with multiple hiring partners including major companies like Microsoft and Google.

Machine Learning

Automation increases companies' productivity, but it's machine learning that actually makes the difference in today's tech market. Machine learning is a technology that focuses on increasing products' quality. Several companies like Google use machine learning to improve the overall quality of their products and services.


The Master and The Slave - Man Verses Machine


If you want to take place in the next world's workforce, you must adapt and learn tech skills like machine learning. Large-sized companies are gradually implementing the technology in their operations, which creates a high demand for professionals with machine learning knowledge.

Springboard is a school that offers online courses where you can become proficient at machine learning and be job-ready in just six months. Its courses are very flexible, which means that you can even learn from the comfort of your home. Springboard is also committed to its community success, so it offers support from industry mentors to all students throughout the course duration.

It is the new demands of the businesses that give the future its shape. While it is impossible to predict with 100% accuracy what the future is going to look like, you can be prepared by learning one of these in-demand skills. The above mentioned will likely still be needed in the future, as companies depend on workers with a modernized tech savvy skill set to help them stay in the competition and increase their profits.

 

Bio: Artur Meyster is the CTO of Career Karma (YC W19), an online marketplace that matches career switchers with coding bootcamps. He is also the host of the Breaking Into Startups podcast, which features people with non-traditional backgrounds who broke into tech.
https://twitter.com/arturmeyster
https://www.linkedin.com/in/meyster

 

Haute Tease

  • UPDATE: Dozens Killed in Coordinated Terrorist Attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Four suspects are in custody in what is being called a coordinated terror attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, that left 49 dead after gunmen entered two separate mosques during noontime prayers and opened fire.

     
  • Beltway Insider: 8K Dead, World Sends Aid to Nepal; Lynch Approved; ISIS Offensive; Morsi Sentenced

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama called for complete disclosure to members of the media regarding the killing of two citizens, one American and one Italian, held captive by Al-Qaeda terrorists during a counterterror strike in January authorized by his office.

     
  • Dangerous Women: Electrifying New Exhibition Premieres At The Patricia And Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Courageous heroines and deceptive femmes fatales abound in the Old and New Testaments. From Judith to Esther, Salome to Mary Magdalene, Delilah to Lot's Daughters and Potiphar's wife, these women — perceived as dangerous to society — shaped biblical history. 

     
  • The White Dress Destinations Book Review – Complete; Removes the Guesswork When Planning that Special Day

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The White Dress Destinations, from Schiffer Publishing, offers a comprehensive guide that removes the guesswork when planning that special day including romantic locales, styling tips, photography, along with accessories, inspired invitations, reception themes, signature menu's and personalized drinks.

     
  • Estate of Trailblazer and Icon Diahann Carroll To Be Auctioned at Bonhams Los Angeles (Images)

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Bonhams will present property from the Estate of Diahann Carroll, award-winning entertainer and courageous trailblazer, on March 10, 2020. The collection includes approximately 150 memorabilia items, furniture, personal items, photos, clothing, shoes, handbags, and jewelry.

     
  • Beltway Insider: Obama Risks Population on Foreign Policy; Ebola, ISIS Gamble; Malala Shares Nobel

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    President Obama has moved swiftly to combat the spread of the Ebola virus meeting with homeland and national security advisors and presented a unified belief that the American medical infrastructure is strong and capable of handling the possible onslaught.

     
  • Paradise Review – Lord, Forgive Them Their Trespasses

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Paradise,” from RLJ Entertainment and Mandate Pictures, is filled with misconceptions, extremism and clichés from the small town radical Christian right to the sin filled left on the Las Vegas Strip.

     
  • Breaking In Review - Gabrielle Union is One Bad Mother

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Breaking In, from Universal Pictures and Will Packer Productions, the story of one women who, to save her children, sets up strategic strikes, overtaking armed psychotics, fighting sure death in a race against time.

     
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment Hosts The Amazing Spider Man Sneak Peek

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The Amazing Spider-Man, from Marvel Comics, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Columbia Pictures presented a global sneak peek of the summer 2012 release at the Century City, California AMC Theaters.

     
  • Kingdom of Shadows Review – Exposing the Human Toll of Drug Wars

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Kingdom of Shadows, from Participant Media, Boiling Pot and Quiet Pictures, presents a stirring documentary that exposes the duality of drug smuggling through the eyes of a quiet nun, a convicted smuggler, and a hardened DEA/Homeland Agent looking back.

     
  • World News: Militaries Stockpile Weapons, Increase Spending, in Global Build Up

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Would not the increase in world military spending be the expression of an underlying fear brought on by the upheavals of globalization? Unless humanity returns to instinctive defense reflexes that refer to the dark hours of history.

     
  • Murderer of James Foley Believed to Be Identified

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    British and American Intelligence officials are close to announcing the identity of the ISIS/ISIL terrorist responsible for the murder of American freelance journalist James Foley, beheaded by Iraqi Terrorists in retaliation to President Obama's assistance to the region.

     
  • Alan Rickman, Iconic English Actor, Dies

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Alan Rickman, known as a diverse and generous talent, star of stage, television and the screen from the Harry Potter series to Love Actually, passed away due complications from pancreatic cancer. He was 69.

     
  • Legendary Hollywood Restaurant Musso & Frank Grill Celebrates Year-Long Centennial

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    The beloved family-owned Hollywood landmark, with a "co-starring" role in Quentin Tarantino's upcoming Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, looks back on 100 years of classic dishes, decades-old grill, signature martinis, industry power lunches and one of a kind clientele.

     
  • Bienvenue Chez VousConcierge Auctions Announces Its First European Auction In Sexy Saint Tropez, France

    AddThis Social Bookmark Button

    Leading luxury auction firm, Concierge Auctions, enters the European market in ultra sexy Saint Tropez, France,the 11th country in which the firm is now holding auctions, with the auction of Villa La Ponche, a prívate estate boasting French Riviera views.