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Help Wanted

This is a guest post by The Urban Blabbermouth. Comments are welcome!
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The interns in my office are studying for very traditional degrees in very traditional subjects: management, accounting, finance, human resource, and law.  I wonder if this is wise.  The job market has changed and will change much more and much faster.  Jobs that paid well in the past and assured a good lifestyle are diminishing.  The task before the interns is to predict what skills will be valuable for the next ten years and to get that skill.
Many professions have diminished prospects. We just do not need so many of them any more in the USA.  Take accounting.  This was one of the professions trashed by technology starting some thirty years ago.  At one time, we needed lots of accountants. Now with the push of a button on a computer somewhere, we can get all types of financial statements plus sophisticated account analysis in minutes.  All this reduced the need for accountants.  Well, the same is happening in finan…