Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. The Anatomy of Fear Automation has been the labor market’s boogeyman for years. Now the pandemic has created a sense of urgency for workers to uplevel their skills to avoid becoming irrelevant.As The New York Times reports, middle-class jobs typically require some digital proficiency, even for jobs not considered tech work. As of May, about half of US workers were working remotely — up from only 15% in the Before Times — and automation was already becoming more prevalent in fields ranging from retail to health care to warehouse operations.Tech is poised to take jobs, but we still need managersThe need for workers with advanced skills is so great that members of Congress have reached across the aisle to draft the Skills Renewal Act, which would award up to $4k in tax credits to newly unemployed workers seeking training in high-demand areas.Last year Amazon began “upskilling” employees in anticipation of automating simpler tasks. Other businesses like Exelon, a utility company, implemented a training approach called “co-investing,” which means the company funds in-house training, but employees complete it in their off hours.So, what training opportunities should people look for?Data scientists at LinkedIn recently analyzed millions of job listings to determine which ones are in demand, pay a livable wage, and require skills that can be obtained through remote learning.According to our research, the top 5 meeting all those criteria, ranked by number of LinkedIn job listings, are:Sales representatives (~144k job listings on LinkedIn)Software developer (~125k listings)Project manager (~91k listings)Customer service specialist (~90k listings)Data analyst (~21k listings) You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply From The Hustle THE BIG IDEA Please enter your name here TAGSAutomationCareerJobsSkillsThe HustleTraining Previous articleJuly 2020 recognized as Lakes Appreciation Month; Lake Apopka’s north shore highlightedNext articleApopka Police Department Arrest Report Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Please enter your comment!