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Skills for a Changing Workplace

December 14, 2017 by Karen Grossman |

As 375 million jobs around the world become automated by 2030, developing new skills and being flexible will prepare you for job shift.

Automated Jobs of the Future Call for Flexibility and New Skills

The future of the workplace is expected to make a big shift. Are you ready? Though millions of jobs will be replaced by automation, new ones will be created. A new report by the McKinsey Global Institute says that as many as 375 million jobs will be automated by 2030. You may need to learn new skills to prepare.

According to an article in CNN Tech by Matt McFarland, workers will need to be flexible and develop new skills, learning and training throughout their careers instead of preceding it.

“To remain viable, workers must embrace retraining in different fields,” McFarland states.

A good way to do that is by learning transferable skills applicable to a variety of fields. UNCG has bachelor’s and master’s degrees that focus on critical thinking, creative problem solving, and communication—people skills that are less likely to get automated.

The online Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies and online Master’s in Applied Arts and Sciences will teach you the skills that apply to the span of your career. Learn more at


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