Are you planning to get a new job in 2017? Or are you a student who’s interested in knowing what job skills are going to be in demand in the next few years so you can choose your field of study accordingly?
If you’ve answered, “Yes!” to either of these questions, then read on for the most sought after technical and professional skills.
IT skills top the list
With the rapid expansion of the IoT, cloud computing, and big data analytics, as well as the digital transformation of companies, it’s no surprise that workers with IT skills are in high demand. According to Catherine Fisher in her article “LinkedIn Unveils the Top Skills That Can Get You Hired in 2017, Offers Free Courses for a Week,” a survey conducted by LinkedIn found that the following skills were most in demand in 2016:
In-demand professional skills
In addition to IT skills, a number of professional skills are in high demand:
It’s important to keep in mind there are also other sought after job skills. Nursing, occupational therapy, and sales are all examples of in-demand skills. So ask yourself what is you’d most like to excel at, and if IT or related professional skills top your list, be prepared to make the most of 2017 and beyond.
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