Future Jobs May Require Compassion Instead of College

Employment in the future will demand emotional labor: currently undervalued and underpaid but invaluable


July 1, 2017

As machines grow increasingly sophisticated, we are compelled to ask: What can a human do that a robot can’t?

In a future powered by artificial intelligence, the nuanced, difficult work of emotional labor will remain a field where human beings can excel. Workers who can care for others and make intuitive decisions—often referred to today as having “soft” skills—will be in increasingly high demand.

This article by Livia Gershon, published in Aeon, explores the importance of a future economy that values emotional work.

Commonwise caregivers are poised to face a changing economy with their industry-leading skill sets and demonstrable compassion.

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