OCCUPATIONAL TRENDS

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Commercial Interior Design in the Hospitality Industry

Both interior design and hospitality education is needed to enter this field. Teamwork is key and lots of time on the job. (Hcareers, where Hospitality Works, September 27, 2017)

Artificial Intelligence Changing the Demand for Skills

More cognitive abilities and schematic skills are demanded from workers now that AI is impacting the world of work. The shift in industry and academia is happening now. This impact of technology on occupations is being explored by the Future of Work Symposium. (NACE, August 16, 2017)

Important Job Skill Lacking

Many graduates of US colleges do not have the critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary in an increasingly high technology, global economy, according to an assessment analysis. On an international ranking, US graduates rate poorly on this attribute which many employers are naming the number one work-ready shortcoming. (Wall Street Journal June 6, 2017)

STEM Occupations Celebrated During National Engineers Week

The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) created National Engineers Week and encourages current and future STEM workers to celebrate. It falls during George Washington’s birthday (the 22nd), which is a fitting tribute to one of the country’s first prominent engineers. Classroom activities can engage and inspire others to pursue engineering. [STEM Jobs, February 20, 2017]

In Demand Occupations

Data Scientist, Home Health Aide, Physical Therapist, Financial Advisor, Truck Driver, Software Engineer, RN, Medical Services Manager, Information Security Analyst, Operations Manager ("10 Jobs Growing the Fastest Are Also the Toughest to Fill" USA Today February 2, 2017)