Posted March 20, 2013 by Jennifer Kane in Education-Careers

Trends provide guidance as technology shapes careers landscapes

The saying goes: good results is when preparation meets chance. As technologies continues to affect our lives, workers in these days&rsquos ever-altering labor market need to have to be prepared with expertise to adapt and succeed in the workplace.

Job opportunities in technologies are increasing up to 3 occasions faster than other profession fields in the U.S.&nbsp Extended gone are the days of a linear education and profession trajectory as technologies continues to reshape the world&rsquos workplace landscapes. Presently, the career paths of most folks resemble a scaffold rather than a conservative straight line.

Changes in the education and workplace landscape not only impact job seekers, but educators and employers as nicely. It&rsquos estimated that by 2025, we could have 20 million jobs without having enough certified men and women to fill them, according to a report by Georgetown University.

Daniel Burrus, a globally renowned corporate strategist and author of six books such as The New York Times and Wall Street Journal greatest-seller &ldquoFlash Foresight,&rdquo lately released his inaugural Certainties list, based on a scientific approach aimed at offering a variety of employment sectors with a clearer outlook of their respective futures.&nbsp As a strategist, he advises a wide range of Fortune 500 firms to develop projections by analyzing trends.

Burrus&rsquo list of Certainties, which highlights 12 technologies that will continue to transform present and future careers, makes use of his proprietary scientific approach of separating &ldquoHard Trends&rdquo &ndash trends that will occur &ndash from &ldquoSoft Trends&rdquo &ndash trends that may possibly come about.

More than the previous five years, Burrus has collected Certainties from thousands of senior executives from each industry about the globe, providing a clear image of the path different sectors are heading.

&ldquoThe goal is to give individuals a road map regarding how technology will transform their careers and how to guarantee they&rsquore not caught in disappearing careers, but rather preparing and positioning themselves for the predictable changes in their existing fields as effectively as emerging careers with genuine, extended-term demand,&rdquo says Burrus.&nbsp&nbsp

According to Burrus&rsquo Certainties list, some of the technologies that will transform our planet and careers incorporate:

3-D Internet and three-D printing

Employment for graphic artists, designers and programmers will grow as the Web-surfing expertise transforms from a a single-dimensional &ldquoflat&rdquo web page to a dynamic three-D encounter for the user.

Furthermore, the manufacturing market will be revolutionized by 3-D printing, which will let any size firm to manufacture goods quickly, locally and at reduce cost.

Gamification of education

Each staff and students will have education and teaching methods delivered to them in a highly-personalized and accelerated way, by way of the use of simulations and skill-primarily based learning systems transmitted by way of smartphones and tablets.

Cloud solutions and virtualization

As more organizations sustain and retailer info using cloud computing, the demand for professionals skilled in details technology is anticipated to rise. Staff who can safeguard critical company and client information will be essential to enterprise achievement.

In order to meet the anticipated demands of the 21st century, men and women must reassess their abilities to make certain they are equipped with the needed expertise to stay relevant in their field.

Burrus not too long ago teamed with DeVry University to launch his Certainties list. He believes the institution exemplifies the type of forward-seeking curriculum development necessary to ensure degree programs adequately prepare students for the future.

&ldquoDeVry University is committed to efficiently aligning our students&rsquo academic knowledge with the plausible future demands of the industries in which they seek profitable careers,&rdquo says David Pauldine, president of DeVry University. &ldquoAs a university, we are constantly interfacing with Fortune 100 firms to guarantee our educational applications prepare our graduates for current and emerging job opportunities.&rdquo

Burrus urges employers, workers and educators alike to give severe consideration to these career-transforming Certainties so that the American worker is far better positioned for careers of the 21st century. To discover a lot more about Burrus&rsquo full list of career-transforming &ldquoCertainties,&rdquo check out www.DeVry.edu/Certainties.

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Jennifer Kane