List of Job Skills That Will Be Useless in 4 Years

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  • The rapid growth of technological industrialization in this information age has proven a breakthrough but not with its fair share of consequences.

    According to a 2018 report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF), several job skills that are proving a cutting edge for some job applicants will be considered obsolete in 2022.

    This is partly attributed to the fact that there will be machines by then that can comfortably carry out jobs in those fields fast, continuously and with minimal errors.

    The report dubbed Future of Jobs Survey (2018) revealed that Manual dexterity, endurance and precision skills as the highly likely to be obsolete by 2022.

    The report then listed Memory, verbal, auditory and spatial abilities and management of financial, material resources as the next likely to be done away with.

    A person performing a task with the help of machines.

    Below is a list of all the job skills that will be useless in the next four years:

    1. Manual dexterity, endurance and precision

    2. Memory, verbal, auditory and spatial abilities

    3. Management of financial, material resources

    4. Technology installation and maintenance

    5. Reading, writing, math and active listening

    6. Management of personnel

    7. Quality control and safety awareness

    8. Coordination and time management

    9. Visual, auditory and speech abilities

    10. Technology use, monitoring and control

    The report also divulged that the skills that would be on higher demand in 2022 and an analysis by our reporter Paul Wanjama revealed that most of the skills were not based on the curriculum but acquired through practice.

    The skills include analytical thinking and innovation and active learning and learning strategies as well as creativity, originality and initiative.

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