The job market is constantly shifting. STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) jobs have been steadily on the rise for several years now, but some industry experts say that may change soon.
In fact, billionaire software developer Mark Cuban says the best new skill for the job market in 10 years is something not so new at all: creative thinking.
Innumerable tech jobs are at risk of being automated, and Cuban says a majority of the workforce isn’t prepared. In a recent interview on Bloomberg TV, Cuban said that even in-demand coders aren’t safe from the STEM bubble and could soon be replaced.
“That might have been a great job a few years ago, but you might be out of work in five years,” Cuban told Bloomberg TV. Eventually, he says, computers will be able to write software and code better than human software developers and coders can.
That’s why he says critical thinking and liberal arts degrees will make a huge comeback. You can’t automate good writing—Facebook has already proven that replacing journalists with an algorithm can have problematic results.