Outside the Box: Coding skills won’t save your job — but the humanities will

Coding boot camps are becoming almost as popular as college degrees: Code schools graduated more than 22,000 students in 2017 alone.

The bet for many is that coding and computer programming will save their jobs from automation, and there’s a resulting wave of emphasis on STEM skills. But while a basic understanding of computer science may always be valuable, it is not a future-proof skill. If people want a skill set that can adapt and ride the wave of workplace automation, they should look to — the humanities.

Here’s why: There’s a whole new skill emerging around having a deep understanding of what drives human behavior and how humans interact with technology.

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