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Study STEM in USA University to plan for your career in new technologies

“Digital processes talking to other digital processes, creating new processes that enable us to do many things with fewer people and making yet other human jobs obsolete.”

Technologies like the Web, artificial intelligence, big data, and improved analytics—all made possible by the ever increasing availability of cheap computing power and storage capacity—are automating many routine tasks. Countless traditional white-collar jobs have disappeared as the world has entered the age of  “Autonomous economy.”

Disruptive changes to business models will have a profound impact on the employment landscape over the coming years.

Drivers of Change in Industrial 4.0

Many of the major drivers of transformation currently affecting global industries are expected to have a significant impact on jobs, ranging from significant job creation to job displacement, and from heightened labor productivity to widening skills gaps.

driver of changes to future jobs

 

In many industries and countries, the most in-demand occupations or specialties did not exist 10 or even five years ago, and the pace of change is set to accelerate.

By one popular estimate, 65% of children entering primary school today will ultimately end up working in completely new job types that don’t yet exist.

In such a rapidly evolving employment landscape, the ability to anticipate and prepare for future skills requirements, job content and the aggregate effect on employment is increasingly critical for businesses, governments, and individuals in order to fully seize the opportunities presented by these trends - and to mitigate undesirable outcomes.

We are today at the beginning of a Fourth Industrial Revolution. Developments in previously disjointed fields such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing and genetics and biotechnology are all building on and amplifying one another.

four industrial revolution

Developments in previously disjointed fields such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, robotics, nanotechnology, 3D printing and genetics and biotechnology are all building on and amplifying one another.

 

USA University – your best choice to prepare for a career in new technology

STEM subjects are prime fields to study if you like the idea of building a career based around an exciting new technology, and a degree in any STEM subject (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) can be the first step towards making a contribution to the next stage of technological innovation.

Perhaps you’d like to specialize in robotics engineering, nanoscience and nanotechnology, 3D printing, or maybe you want to earn a Cyber security degree. Whichever area of new technology you’re interested in, studying STEM subjects can lead on to careers in each area.

Just because you want to pursue a career in new technologies, that doesn’t mean you necessarily need to study that exact technology right from the start. As with many areas of expertise, it is essential that you first learn the basics – the fundamentals of your area of interest. Depending on your desired specialization, this basic knowledge can be provided across STEM subjects and related technology degrees, including biological science, biomedical science, chemistry, computer science, engineering (electrical, mechanical, chemical, civil, aeronautical, etc.) materials science, math, medicine, pharmacy, pharmacology, and physics.

These initial pathways will define the way in which you study the new technology in question, so you should take time to consider which route to take. If you’re interested in innovating medical technology, then biology, chemistry and medicine would each give you foundational knowledge of the sector. Meanwhile, if you want to go into robotics engineering, a first degree in mechanical engineering could be a wise choice.

Although in the first year of most technology degrees you’ll be focusing on the fundamentals, when choosing a program it’s important to consider which universities offer advanced modules in your specific area of interest. Although not all technology degrees will offer modules with a specific focus on new technologies, most will offer some sort of specialization in your second and third years of study, giving you the chance to hone your studies towards a career in new technology.

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Smart systems - homes, factories, farms, grids or entire cities - will help tackle problems ranging from supply chain management to climate change. Concurrent to this technological revolution are a set of broader socioeconomic, geopolitical and demographic developments, with nearly equivalent impact to the technological factors.

Industry 4.0 will be marked by lightning-speed advancements and mind-boggling change as it brings together advances in digital, physical and biological technologies. Industries earmarked to revolutionise the future and generate billions if not trillions for the global economy include genomics, artificial intelligence and virtual reality.

In 2016, the World Economic Forum has released The Future of Jobs report revealing the top 10 skills you’ll need by 2020.

Future work skills for 2020

 

Describing the trends we should expect, the report states: "more than 5.1 million jobs lost to disruptive labour market changes over the period 2015–2020, with a total loss of 7.1 million jobs—two thirds of which are concentrated in routine white collar office functions, such as Office and Administrative roles—and a total gain of 2 million jobs, in Computer and Mathematical and Architecture and Engineering related fields."

While impending doom may not seem that far away, the study does present the problem as an opportunity for employers to equip workers with a more secure skills set.

Also, technology and Internet applications have made it easier to coordinate work at a distance. In this environment, work becomes about outcomes, not about a “place.” Face time can be adjusted as needed, of course.

According to the WEF, in order to outperform our robotic competition, we will need to foster skills around critical thinking and creativity.

traditional work skills for 2020

 

Work skills shift from 2015 to 2020

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