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Creating a Pathway to Your Dream Career by Tom Kucharvy

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CHAPTER 2

Why the Jobs of Tomorrow Won’t Be Like Those of Today

If you are looking for a career where your services will be in high demand, you should find something where you provide a scarce, complementary service to something that is getting ubiquitous and cheap. So what’s getting ubiquitous and cheap? Data.

—Hal Varian

Google Chief Economist

Key Points

The U.S. economy has undergone a massive shift from producing products to producing services, with 86 percent of all U.S. workers now in the “service economy.”

While some service sectors are declining, others, like professional and business services, healthcare, education, finance, and information, have generally been big winners.

The jobs market has bifurcated, with big gains among ...

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