Human skills - not technical skills - are needed the most in today's work force
Gone are the days where many workers perform the same repetitive task over and over. In an age of automation, the jobs that will remain will more often than not require critical thinking and collaboration skills. Technology can automate repetitive tasks, but it is much harder for artificial intelligence to compete against humans in roles that require social finesse and emotional intelligence, such as selling and managing people.
In 2016, the World Economic Forum published an extensive report called The Future of Jobs. One of the report's main findings is that "social skills - such as persuasion, emotional intelligence and teaching others - will be in higher demand across industries."