Why Programming is the Skill of the Future

You wake up in the morning and the first thing you do is check your phone for email and Facebook updates. You have your breakfast as you go through the numbers you will be doing at a presentation later in the day. You hail a cab using Uber to get to work. The presentation you do is on TeamViewer while you collaborate to finish up on the document on Google Docs.

Work-life has become digitally driven, and this is only set to become more and more of the norm. What drives all this? Programming. This is the skill that will be most important as machines take control of more tasks in daily lives. Why would you want to learn programming in 2018?

Lots of jobs

In the US alone, programming jobs are expected to grow by 30% up to 2020. There will be a deficit of about 2 million programmers by that year. The rate at which demand for good code is growing is simply outstripping the supply of new coders.

Mobile is the future

The mobile has become the personal assistant gadget for most people in the world, and will continue being so. You need it for work related tasks, you need for socialization, and you even need it for personal care. There is an app for most of the things you do daily. This means there are endless opportunities to create apps that will help socialize better, work better and even follow diets better. Mobile dominance in daily life will create a massive demand for apps.

Coding will become an auxiliary skill

Programming will soon become a much-desired auxiliary skill in many jobs. Accountants need it to present data better, doctors need it to go through research data faster, and even personal trainers will need to tweak their training programs. Any job that relies on a machine can be done better using better code, and the machine user is best placed to code better for it. Programming skills are being increasingly desired in jobs outside the tech industry, for example, finance, health care and manufacturing.

Programmers are smart

Education experts have tracked pupils who learned to code and noted that coding improves linear thinking capability. This is being able to place the cause-effect of whatever one is doing. The increased demand for coding for kids is because this skill is being seen as part of basic computer literacy.

Learn to program is one of the most exciting challenges that you can take up. It will not only help you become more productive, but also introduce you into a fun world where anything is possible.



The Future of Global Employment

When you look back at the generation of people who are now in their 60s and 70s, it is clear that life and especially employment life is becoming quite competitive. We now live in an era where getting a job is hard, very hard and for some people remains a blink dream that is never realized. More people are going to school today as compared to yesteryears but the divide keeps growing bigger. Every year, and particularly in January the internet is flooded with articles on which courses are marketable, what careers to follow and which business one can start with little income. Well, the fact is that technology is taking over the world and many employers will choose a robot over a human worker for obvious reasons.  Is there a way to compete with machines in the workplace?

There are technology institutes being set up locally and abroad and rightfully so because soon every aspect of our lives may be controlled by machines. Is the human mind equipped to keep up with the rate at which technology is evolving? The fact of the matter is that many different companies are on a quest to create the ultimate innovation but targeted at the same consumer. We can all agree to block out these advances in science and instead specialize in fields that are useful to daily living at a personal level.

If you are in pursuit of technology as a means to wealth creation, you are in luck. There are numerous fields you can choose from and judging from the direction most companies are taking, you will always have something to do. Most multinationals are in the process of redefining the career professional. Instead of entrusting the entire project to an individual, many are teaming up members of interconnected departments to come up with a product or service that has taken into consideration the technical as well as the emotional side of delivery.

Your contribution to the world in this regard is simple; identify your learning style, identify a field of study that matches it and match to the top. With this simple checklist, it should not be that hard;

Pick a skill that is in high demand globally

Pick a skill you can learn without having to pay tuition fees

Pick a skill that will remain competitive way into the future

Did you for a moment think of a software engineer? Programming languages are being used to create apps and tools that are revolutionizing the way we live, do business and even receive medical care so this should give you an idea of what the employment world is gearing towards.