The three most commonly trained skills at institutions of higher learning are: critical analysis, argumentation, and communication skills. Critical analysis is the way to appropriately perceiving a situation and picking a course of action that leads to favorable results. Many employers need this. They can’t automate this. Argumentation is all about explaining why a certain course of action was taken instead of alternatives. Finally, great communication skills are always needed because they help any organization gather and share information effectively. Organizations need effective information sharing and processing to make the right decisions. Sadly, as powerful as these skills may be, they are not sufficient for some of the fast rising fields in the economy. These fields need a solid ground in STEM disciplines. That’s the reason parents who are concerned about making sure their children will have a secure career future should investigate giving their kids a solid STEM education. Here are several the fast-rising areas of the future economy which need STEM familiarity.

Distributed computing

It seems like all software is quickly moving to the ‘cloud’ nowadays. Unlike the traditional software model of users buying and installing software on their local computers and hassling with keeping the software updated and secure, distributed computing lets users access their favorite software packages online. This ‘per use’ model slashes the cost of most computing services and it also frees up consumers from the two biggest hassles of owning local software-keeping it updated and free from viruses or malware. This is just the first wave of distributed computing, there will be different permutations of distributed computing khóa học steam that will truly leave traditional software models behind. We’re talking about online offices and manufacturing processes. Distributed computing companies need employees that have a strong STEM background in software engineering and related programming. Sadly, not enough Americans have these skill sets. Distributed computing firms are forced to rely on imported or offshore IT labor.

Portable Computing

Thanks to the rapid rise of Apple iPhones, iPads, and Google Android-powered smartphones and tablets, portable computing has truly revolutionized American communications and information processing. Now, companies can reach and interact with their customers wherever they are whenever they want. This explosion in communications reach has revolutionized direct marketing and online sales. The way in to the continued evolution of portable technology is going to be a large base of engineers. Sadly, the US doesn’t have a large enough base of native-born engineers.