It’s no secret that technology is becoming more prominent in the way in which we live, but what may go unnoticed is that the demand for jobs with technology are increasing rapidly. I advise any young student study their desired major, as well as minor in a computer science because background knowledge will only benefit you in today’s society. The world is dominated by electronics and it’s a massive advantage to stay on top of it.
I often hear that because of the immense advancements in technology, getting a job right out of college has become extremely difficult. Therefore, I thought about that new trend and made the connection with the change in the way society does work today. I think that if you prepare for the future and move along with the changes then you put yourself in the best position to be employed. “Employment of computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2024, faster than the average for all occupations”(Computer and Information Technology). That 12% gives opportunity to many new faces in the world fumbling to receive a steady income. I’m not saying give up on your passion and move to technology because there are more jobs, but more along the lines of technology is growing in all careers and it’s becoming a necessity in performing tasks. It can only help if you’re competing with other candidates for a job and you have a step up because you’re well versed with technology.
The volume of jobs requiring the use of technology continues to rise. “More than 50 percent of today’s jobs require some degree of technology skills, and experts say that percentage will increase to 77 percent in the next decade”(Macaulay). Numbers help explain how vital it is to study technology. It’s predicted that more than 3 of every 4 jobs offered in America will demand prior experience with technology. People have to realize and plan for this change. Parents don’t know this, the older generation cannot advise their children because the new generation is the reason this culture shift is happening. We are born into the dominance of electronics, but I don’t mean the kid who’s at a nice dinner watching spongebob on his iPad. I’m pointing my finger at those who should be experts in all basics of computers and shortcuts with technology because then that results in higher efficiency and more output. Adapt to the times and study technology because that’s the direction we’re headed in.
If there is any advice I could give to college students or people soon to enter the workforce, I would say learn technology and become as good as possible with it. That’ll give you the best chance to success in any job.