This blog celebrates our first annual skills for jobs in HOT DEMAND. Check out the complete list below to see if you have some of these Tech Skills needed in critical occupations.
From the Great Resignation to the mandatory retirement age in some industries, the need for filling critical jobs has never been greater.
A recent study by Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce found that out of the 1,000 jobs in demand in 2020, only 30 will require a college degree. So, what are the other 970 jobs? They include positions in technology that demand specific hot skills.
Georgetown’s study was confirmed by a study published in the Harvard Business Review in 2022, which found that skills-based hiring is rising.
They discovered that when the talent pool lacks qualified applicants, employers reduce components like degree requirements for 46% of middle-skill and high-skill positions.
It’s simple supply and demand regarding Human Resources and their hiring practices. Having stringent requirements funnels applicants to such a think trickle of applicants making it nearly impossible to hire the employees needed to maintain the work pace.
This begs the question of whether college degrees have been outdated, and it is time to recognize the specific skills and micro-credentials one possesses. I’ve been a big fan of recognizing skills more so than the overall degree for a long time, so this will not surprise me if this trend continues for the next three decades.
Ready to learn about the 150+ hot technology skills for jobs in demand?
If you’re a recent graduate or unemployed seeking a promotion, don’t despair! After all, you may not need a college degree to qualify for one of these high-demand jobs. Check out the list below to see if your skills match up. And if you’re retiring military, there are plenty of opportunities for you to utilize your skillset and match it to a job, whether remote or at a job site!
After analyzing the data and seeking input from professionals worldwide, we’ve developed our first annual skills for jobs in hot demand.
All these tech tools are seen in the Tech Tools area of Illuminate, Upskill Talent’s dashboard. Users have access to this database with over 1,700 occupations and over 100,000 attributes, where they can search up to five occupations simultaneously.
Here they are listed in alphabetical order.
Some of these Tech Tools would be incredible to have on my resume. To do so would mean I would have to go and take a course online or at a local college.
Before taking those steps, I encourage you to look at a recent blog on where to find the Best Sites For Free Courses In STEM and see if one of the Tech Tools listed above is available.
For some, there may not be an available course, or you must take the course on an “approved list.” Should that be the case, I would ask these questions your HR or Learning and Development Department:
As you can see, there are a lot of hot technology skills in demand right now. To start or change your career, consider learning some of these tools.
And if you’re already familiar with them, keep up the excellent work-you’re sure to be in high demand!
Did we miss any essential tech skills? Let us know in the comments below, and we’ll add them to our list.
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