One in five workers are in jobs that will shrink and only one in ten workers are in occupations that will likely grow, according to new research from Pearson, Nesta and the Oxford Martin School. The study predicts seven in ten workers are in jobs with uncertain futures.
Researchers found the top U.S. occupations expected to experience demand through 2030, include teachers, animal care workers, lawyers, counselors, librarians and entertainers.
The study says in world where people will have to compete with automation and AI, workers have to develop skills that are “uniquely human,” like active listening, social perceptiveness and fluency of ideas. Employers will need to find ways to use technology to supplement those “uniquely human skills.”