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.