Career-wise, are you desirous of getting to the next level? Is your current skill not earning you enough respect and top dollar? While the year 2019 is still very fresh, and people are trying to come up with new plans to make the year a better one compared to the previous one, one area you could improve on is learning a skill that is high on demand.
According to LinkedIn’s Economic Graph, there are at least 50,000 professional skills in the world. That is not just huge, it also means there are a minimum of two or three professional skills to study for everyone. The truth is that not all 50,000 skills attract similar respect and earnings from employers. So, with a big helping hand from LinkedIn itself, we have listed 10 highly recommended selling skills to study in 2019.
#1 Mobile App Development
Visit the Play Store owned by Google, or Apple’s iTunes or the Microsoft Store—and you will have a broader idea of how important it is to be an app developer. This is one of the most in-demand skills in the world right now. The good news is that app development is about to even explode in 2019 as more governments, individuals and companies are about to raise their demands for this area of specialization.
#2 Cloud Computing
The demand for individuals who have skill in the area of cloud computing can only be on the rise. More companies will definitely move into the cloud, and the demand for this area of specialization is unimaginable.
#3 Video Production
As Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, Instagram and the likes continue to embrace video streaming, the demand for video producers can only head one direction—up.
#4 People Management
The demand for ‘people manager’ has always been there—but this will get even bigger in 2019 and beyond. While artificial intelligence continues to pose a major threat to jobs, interest in people managers will still be on the rise.
#5 Artificial Intelligence [AI]
Artificial Intelligence has come to stay—as a matter of fact, this is the best period to learn an AI-related skill. Special courses such as Artificial Intelligence Foundations, Neural Networks, Machine Learning and AI Foundations to mention a few, are some of the hot courses you can learn right now.
#6 Analytical Reasoning
In 2019 and beyond, more companies will base their major decisions on available data—and guess work will be completely eliminated. The demand for professionals with analytical reasoning skill will be on the rise, and I am sure you don’t want to miss out of this.
Companies are going to explore the possibility of having an international presence for their businesses—and guess what; translators will be required. Language has always been a barrier for many businesses; but investors will no longer allow this to continue.
#8 Game Development
Online games are fast dominating the market—and the demand for people who have game development skills can only be on the rise. It is an open and wide field out there, and the sky is just the starting point.
# 9 Social Media Marketing
The demand for experts in social media marketing will never go into extinction. If this already is your area of specialization, then refresher courses in 2019 won’t be a bad idea.
#10 Business Analysis
Companies no longer base decisions on guessing—they now require individuals who can critically and scientifically analyze situations before moves are made. Trust me, this is one skill you don’t want to overlook in 2019.
Of course, the list is in exhaustive as we have barely scratched the surface—but the learning the aforementioned skills will build a solid foundation in 2019.
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