The US labor force is declining every year with baby boomers retiring from work. However, there are fewer workers with the required skills to replace them. This has led to a skill shortage in the US.
Based on reports from the various source the top ten occupations that will face a skill shortage in 2020 are:
The health care system will have difficulty keeping up with the rising influx of patients due to an aging population and a longer-living population. Most areas would require more health practitioners who are not doctors and can identify and treat patients with acute and chronic conditions. Registered nurses with the right kind of advanced education at the graduate level will be required.
Machine operators lead the list of manufacturing skills most needed to be followed by technicians, electricians and tool makers, and die workers. Add to this the role that technology plays in today’s maintenance organization, and it is extremely difficult to find the kind of maintenance personnel who can work in a high-tech world.
The latest figures forecast 140,000 new jobs between 2016 and 2026 to be added to this sector, meaning that those who are ready to work in fields such as automation and robotics can find low unemployment and high demand.
There are low unemployment and more job vacancies on the dynamic tech market than work seekers. In reality, the latest data indicates that software engineering jobs will rise by 24 percent between 2016 and 2026, more than three times the rate for all jobs.
According to Randstad US, skilled workers in this rising sector are so hard to find, the shortage has led to long waits to fill vacancies.
The digital skills deficit is now hampering business transformation. And the gap is widening: Korn Ferry ‘s research predicts that by 2020, more than 1.1 million skilled workers worldwide will be short in the technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) industries which will cost around 160,000 dollars to US industries.
We are becoming more vulnerable to cyberattacks as everyday life becomes more interconnected with technology and dependent on IT. The projected demand for these professionals till 2026 is expected to be around 104,000.