The World of Work in the 21st Century

The world of work in the 21st century is radically different from your parents' and grandparents' versions. The ways we work and where we work have been greatly changed by technology (the "gig" economy, robotics, artificial intelligence). 

Many experts are predicting in the next 25 years a large percentage of jobs will cease to exist due to increasing automation, robotics, and artificial intelligence. However, there will be a great need for workers to be highly literate in technology, business, and creativity. 

How will these workforce trends affect your career and life goals?

  • How is your dream career(s) impacted by these changes.
  • What is the job outlook for this career? (Will it exist ten years from now?)
  • How much will this career pay?
  • Is this enough money to pay for my lifestyle and dreams?

World of Work

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How the World of Work is Changing

The workplace of today looks dramatically different to the workplace of yesteryear. Besides obvious technological changes - computers replacing typewriters and machines replacing people - social change has ushered more women into what used to be predominantly a man's world. To review our full study please visit -