Automation across many industries is vastly approaching, which according to research makes professionals with soft skills such as problem-solving, adaptability, collaboration, leadership, creativity as well as careers within the care sector, best equipped for future employability.
With cars that drive themselves, x-ray analysing machines and customer service algorithms already in play, the need for individuals with interpersonal skills and creativity is an integral part of the future. According to Artificial Intelligence expert, Professor Toby Walsh, has stated that computers are emotionally illiterate, making people-focused skills highly valued in the future.
Although automation and new technology seem daunting, society has always been adapting to new technology. For example, the shift from the industrial revolution to today where factory line work has become automated. Rather than feel overwhelmed by what the future holds, students can embrace the change and develop skills to help them pursue a long-lasting career.
It is understood the future of stable work is within the care sector, which can encompass everything from aged care work to early childhood education. These roles incorporate those sought after interpersonal skills which technology and automation cannot replace.
In 2017, research from McCrindle indicated that Aged/Disability Carers and Child Carers are in the top five fastest growing job groups with an expected 100,000 new roles to be created in the lead up to 2020.
At Pragmatic Education Group we pride ourselves on offering courses that provides students opportunities to work with the latest industry technology while aiding the development of soft skills to help students flourish in these growing sectors.