A new report released by the open online course provider Coursera on the future of jobs around the world shows that nearly 85 million jobs are expected to disappear around the world, compared to 97 million new jobs that will emerge by 2025.
New jobs, such as data analyst, software engineer, machine learning engineer, and marketing specialist, will depend mainly on several skills, including personal skills like decision-making and innovation, communication skills such as cooperation and project management, and technical skills like programming.
According to the massive open online course provider, for Egyptian students, software architecture, software testing, and software engineering prepare them to create their own companies.
Meanwhile, Saudi Arabian preferences combine human abilities, such as writing and emotional intelligence, with entrepreneurial skills, such as negotiation and strategy, to leverage opportunities in the private sector.
On the other hand, Indian students seek digital skills in C programming and cloud computing to prepare for jobs in their country’s expanding digital economy.
The report also noted that over 1 billion young people around the world will enter the labor market from 2015 to 2025, and 40% of them will find suitable jobs.