LinkedIn’s 2017 U.S. Emerging #Jobs Report concludes that technology skills and soft skills are key for today’s job market

It may come as no surprise that technology-centric roles stole the show among emerging jobs in the United States, but the prevalence of machine learning and data science roles and skills indicate a shift in the types of technology we can expect to be using in the near future, as well as what professionals should be preparing themselves for.

Having an academic background and a comprehensive suite of skills were also strong trends, especially among professionals who are now machine learning engineers and data scientists. Both of these roles are also often held by professionals with 10 years or more of professional experience, so for those just starting out and having trouble landing one of these titles, don’t be discouraged!

It’s always a good reminder that soft skills will always be important, no matter the profession. The ability to collaborate, be a leader, and learn from colleagues will stand out in interviews, and even more once starting a job.

Sourced through Scoop.it from: economicgraph.linkedin.com

WHY IT MATTERS: the conclusion of the study is simple: go to University and study something related to technology. Simple, no?

Farid Mheir
farid@mheir.com