Top Skills You Need in the Coming Year

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January 18, 2024 | By Maria Guerra
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The last few years have been dominated by change, with technology disrupting the job market and making us question what we, as humans, bring to the table. According to the World Economic Forum’s 2023 Future of Jobs Report, 44% of workers’ core skills are expected to change between now and 2027. The start of a new year can be a natural time to reflect and identify goals. Whether that is transitioning into a new career, going for that promotion, or pursuing a passion project, upskilling is the way to go.

If career development is one of your objectives this year, here are 4 growth areas to focus on along with resources to help.

Artificial Intelligence  

Accelerated technological advances call for robust reskilling and upskilling. An IBM Institute for Business Value survey found that 4 out of 5 executives believe generative AI will change employee roles and skills. Adapting to change and leveraging new technologies will prove to be a good time investment as the digital and work landscapes continue to shift in the years ahead.   


The global average cost of a data breach in 2023 was $4.45 million. That number alone serves as clear proof that, as we continue to master digital platforms and adapt to other technological innovations, we also become increasingly vulnerable to cyberattacks. These dangerous disruptions have created a need for cybersecurity professionals across all industries. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Cybersecurity jobs will grow 32% in the next decade.

Data Analytics  

The demand for data science professionals continues to grow as technology evolves. The ability to model, analyze, and manipulate data in a tech-driven culture has never been so valuable. And, the numbers don’t lie, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of data scientists is projected to grow 35% from 2022 to 2032.

Innovative Leadership

As we enter 2024, it’s important to remember the significance of developing skills that will help you adapt and thrive in any circumstance. Practicing time management, strategic thinking, adaptability, and good communication are a few essential abilities that can be strengthened through practice and can help you create real change.