THE CLOSEST THING TO A GUARANTEED JOB
WHAT THIS MEANS TO YOU
Carefully read the selection below. This will be happening during your lifetime.
The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production.
The Second Industrial Revolution used electric power to create mass production.
The Third Industrial Revolution used electronics and information technology to automate production.
Now a Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the Third, creating a digital revolution that has been occurring since the middle of the last century (1950). We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything humankind has experienced before.*
No small prophecy here, right?
This revolution will be characterized by a range of new technologies that are fusing the physical, digital, and biological worlds, impacting all disciplines, economies, and industries. We may see diseases that have plagued human beings for thousands of years disappear. Gene editing may increase our life spans by dozens of years as we learn to grow our own organ replacements in the incubator that is our own body. We will use Artificial Intelligence to help us solve the biggest problems we face: global warming, starvation, thirst, species extinction, monocultures. The sky’s the limit.
But there will be a cost. Smart machines will eliminate millions of jobs. Most displaced workers should be able to retrain into a new career, but that presumes that worker has the capacity to learn challenging material.
So, how can you avoid being a displaced worker?
Do some serious career research and focus on occupations that are growing. You will find that most of those jobs are in the STEM fields. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics). That translates into jobs as nurses, architects, computer programmers, etc.
Then make sure you complete the high school courses you will need to move into college majors or industry training programs that will allow you to secure one of the millions of jobs that will be available in STEM fields. You should also compare salaries in these fields to salaries in other fields. You may find that the additional money you will make in a STEM career is well worth the extra effort you will have to absorb to complete these extremely challenging fields of study.
BEGIN YOUR FUTURE NOW.
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*The Fourth Industrial Revolution. Klaus Schwab