Rise in Educational and Technical Requirements for Workers


Over the past few years, I have witnessed a growing trend of increased educational and technical requirements for workers across a number of different job sectors. A new survey from the Society for Human Resource Management and Achieve found that, compared to 10 years ago, there are more jobs with specific technical requirements and a higher education level required for most jobs. The survey also found the industries that will require higher education levels three to five years down the line include manufacturing, health, high-tech, state and local government and professional services. If you are considering a career path in any of these industries, it is important for you to research what educational requirements, such as an associate degree or post-secondary certificate, you will be expected to possess. To read the full survey findings, visit: http://www.shrm.org/Research/SurveyFindings/Articles/Pages/ChangingEmployee-Skills-Education.aspx.