U.S. Work World - Career News Briefs - August 2019
Game-Changing Industries to Watch for Future Jobs
 
Former U.S. State Department Senior Advisor for Innovation, Alec Ross, wrote best-selling book, The Industries of the Future.  Ross shares his roadmap about industries that he predicts will shape jobs and hiring. The game-changing industries include: 
  • Robotics (Artificial Intelligence or AI -- computer systems designed to perform tasks that normally require human intelligence)
  • Genomics (DNA-related -- branch of molecular biology concerned with mapping of genomes)
  • Big Data (large amounts of data processed, analyzed, and used by business and government)
  • Codification of Money (seen in cryptocurrencies or digital assets such as Bitcoin Cash -- and new systems of mobile user-to-user payments) 
  • Weaponization of Code (cyberwarfare, hacking, and new forms of surveillance).
Ross urges people to "make learning new skills a lifelong activity."  Ross believes that effective communicators will always be in demand. "Communication skills are timeless and cannot be automated, allowing workers to stay relevant in an increasingly technical world."
 
For flexibility, Ross urges students to learn two languages - foreign spoken language as well as technical language such as coding.  It is also smart if employers continue to train their employees in "evergreen skills" by creating learning opportunities "within the four walls of the company."
 
Read Indeed blog article by clicking link:  Game-Changing Industries to Watch For Future Jobs

Projected Growth Rate of Job Openings by Entry-Level Education - U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Average growth rate for all job openings is 7.4% until year 2026.  Job openings that are expected to grow faster than average will require the following entry-level education:
  • 11.1% - Certificate or Nondegree Award Training (such as apprenticeship and skill craft trades)
  • 11.0% - Associate Degree
  • 10.1% - Bachelor Degree
  • 16.7% - Master Degree
  • 13.1% - Doctorate or Professional  Degree
Job openings that require the following entry-level education will grow slower than average:
 
4.2% - Some college, no degree, certificate, or postsecondary award
5.1% - High school diploma or GED
6.4% - No high school diploma

New Resources For You - Classroom Posters

While waiting for designers to finish the new usworkworld.com website for launch, a series of posters are created for you to download, print, and post on your school's bulletin boards.  
 
Posters are "tabloid size," that is 11" x 17", and require a printer that prints on tabloid size paper.  Your district office may have a printer capable of printing tabloid size paper in colors. Or, you may get the color posters printed at a shop such as FedEx Office Print & Ship Center by doing an online order to send the PDF file.  Each color poster is about $1.30 when printed on regular paper, and from $2.78 to $3.10 per page when printed on heavier 60, 80, or 100 pound card stock.

Be sure to set your printer for "tabloid size" and 100% scale.
 
Posters created for your school's classrooms are:
  • Jobs Related to the Arts, Music & Media
  • Jobs Related to the Medical & Health Industry
  • Jobs Related to Business & Computers
  • Jobs Related to English
  • Jobs Related to Industrial Technology, Construction, Repair, Engineering
  • Jobs Related to Physical Education, Sports & Coaching
  • Jobs Related to Social Sciences & Psychology
  • Jobs Related to Math & Science
 
You may find the posters by logging into usworkworld.com, then clicking on Job Hunt Tips.

New U.S. Work World Website Coming!

Any day now, the re-designed usworkworld.com website will be launched.  The new website will perform better on computers and smart phones -- and will include a SEARCH feature to help you find lesson topics for your students. 
 
U.S. Work World had 13,508 lesson downloads from August 1, 2018, to June 30, 2019.  All lessons had downloads.  Here are the lessons with highest number of downloads:
 
Does Education Pay (Dropout to Associate Degree)
Are You Career Ready Activity

Cell & Smart Phone Etiquette
Cost of Living & Average Income
Paycheck Stub
Attitude - Success Habits
Blue Language at Work
Your Money: Problems
Applications: Computer
Answering Phones at Work
Taxes - 1040 Form
Facebook, Twitter & You're Fired
Applications on Paper
Work Ethic Skills
Soft Skills Needed for Work World
Hard Skills & Soft Skills
Habits for Success
Three Personal References
Resume: Rules for Resumes
Taxes "W" Forms
Resume: Looking Good on Paper
Interview: The Job Interview
Cover Letter with Examples
After High School Choices
Tattoos & Body Piercings
School Compared to Work
Career Survey Deluxe
Resume Samples
Your Money: Auto Loans
How to Deal with Anger
Resume: What Can I Say
Interview Tips
Your Money: Credit Cards
Application: Home Store Application
First Impression: Positive?
Career Myths & Reality
Late Again? Causes
Top 15 Characteristics Wanted in Workers
Work World Dangerous Ground: Gossiping, Complaining, Socializing
Resume Guide: Skills & Activities Suggestions
Work Ethic Skills
Before Interview Research
Types of Colleges
Resume: What Can I Say?
Your Money: Debit Cards
Conflict at Your Job
Jobs for Your Personality
Interview: Before the Interview Worksheet
Decision Making
Resume: Data Worksheet
Federal Labor Laws
Sexual Harassment

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