It is an argument for how to boost your chances of getting hired in the next three to five years. For the record, this is not a for-or-against argument about a college degree.
Let’s look at today’s educational requirements first, so you can see where the trend has been headed. Compared to 10 years ago, more jobs now have specific technical requirements and need a higher level of education.
In the 25 years I’ve been writing about careers and working with clients, I’ve seen this trend with workers in nearly every industry — information technology, security, health care and professional services to name a few — and in all types of professions, including administrative assistants, project managers, nurses and more.
But don’t take my word for it. According to nearly 4,700 human resource professionals across nine industries in a joint survey from the Society for Human Resource Management and Achieve, 51 percent said more jobs have technical requirements today and 46 percent said a higher education level is required for most jobs.
The trend will continue.
If you’re thinking about you or your child’s future, when it comes to educational requirements, here’s what those surveyed say to expect in three to five years:
• 60% say even more jobs will have specific technical requirements.
• 49% expect a higher education level requirement for most jobs.
We’re talking about jobs across the board…