What New Jobs Have the Biggest Future? High-Tech? No! Highly-Human, Says Author of New Report

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New, lasting jobs in the quantities needed, many millions, will not emerge in technical fields in spite of the current glut of unfilled positions, according to an employment report from EraNova Institute. Only highly-human jobs, those requiring non-automatable skills, are candidates for stable, satisfying employment in the 21st-century.

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Richard W. Samson, Director of EraNova Institute

The new jobs will not come from old thinking. They will come from brand-new thinking about what humans basically are and uniquely do.

In technical fields such as computer science, many job openings go begging for lack of qualified applicants. So high-tech employment should be the focus of educators, young people, middle-aged career changers, and policy makers. Right? "In the very short term, maybe," says Richard W. Samson, Director of EraNova Institute. "But in the longer term, starting now, the jobs for humans will be highly-human, not high-tech."

Samson presents this view in a special report published by EraNova, "Highly-Human Jobs: The New Work That Technology Can't Take Over." Selling for $7.95, it may be downloaded free, for the month of October, by bloggers, journalists, and broadcasters who want to weigh in on the idea: http://highlyhumanjobs.ning.com.

"Based on economic trends since 1900," says Samson, "knowledge work involving technology is set to dwindle just as agricultural and then manufacturing work dwindled. The new jobs, the bulk of them, will not come from old thinking. They will come from brand-new thinking about what humans basically are and uniquely do."

Very few people are looking at employment this way, he asserts. "We need to get the word out and start a conversation."

The Highly-Human Jobs website -- http://highlyhumanjobs.ning.com -- is a service of EraNova Institute and was created to support discussions related to the report.

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