originally posted by: justme2
From the point I graduated high school at 16, I tried the whole entrepreneur, as well as the climb the corporate ladder route. That route, sadly is no
longer as viable as it once was. So, a few years ago I headed back to school and am now more than half-way through to achieving an advanced medical
You could be in for some BIG disappointments. Re-read my post, your situation is EXACTLY what I was illustrating:
I will begin with the usual assertion I hear in regards to the impact of these, soon to be real, “future-tech jobs", which contrary to beliefs of
some, includes the trades and related "proprietary tech" that will not be repairable, only "replaceable by a certified/licensed tech".
“Someone has to get paid to fix the robots!”
I often hear this above noted rebuttal to mass automation in the workplace.
Many people generally do not bother to ask themselves, would future robotics consulting companies prefer to hire low work-experienced graduates, whom
have demonstrated HANDS-ON, non-professional robotics experience, in the form of a “hobby portfolio”; OR a graduate with no “hobby portfolio”
experience, whom worked hard to graduate with a difficult major, but didn’t have as much free time to develop skills specifically related to their
major and instead having a long list of work experience, flipping burgers etc, unrelated to their major? I’m seeing this already happening in many
different engineering fields, where the young workers being hired today are from wealthy families and great colleges, while at the same time are being
trained by older folks whom were NOT necessarily as privileged in their youth, but got through school the 20th century way and were trained on the
job, while paid, over long periods of time. This certainly is no longer an option in 2014 and on because companies would prefer to churn experienced
staff from other companies, rather than train fresh graduates in-house.
Here is a modern example of a company with a big contract to fill and absolutely no "will" to increase wages to attract experience personnel, nor the
desire to train inexperienced ones the job. Instead they put out a story on the web bellyaching:
In the link below this paragraph I have posted an example of what I believe to be a young person, from a well off family, who majored in robotics at
USC. She doesn’t appear to have had an unrelated part-time job to her major, while in college. She also seem to have had lots time to
“experiment” with technology in her spare time, got a masters degree back to back to the bachelors AND at the end of the day got a job offer at a
University sponsored dinner party for robotics majors. NOBODY I went to college with, EVER, got a job offer at a university sponsored dinner party. In
contrast I’m sure many Ivy league and top 10 school graduates do however. My point being, these future “robot repair jobs” are going to require
smart kids, with desire to advance, whom also went to good schools, had lots of spare time and money to play with the tech outside of school AND got
their jobs offered at dinner parties, some of which will be non-paying internships at first. These jobs will not be gotten through sending out blind
jobs applications or web job boards, as was done in the 20th century. Basically what this girl is doing for Disney will in the near future be more
like what a plumber or electrician of today does, EXCEPT you won’t get trained on the job, in a low-pay apprenticeship when at “entry level”. In
fact to even be considered for these “future-tech jobs” in the first place you’ll need to have good academic pedigree, lots of unpaid hobby time
and 1+ years of unpaid internships.
Here is her story, readers can decide for themselves, my opinion is that this is what a career for a plumber is going to look like in 15+ years:
I don't know what medical field you are entering, but I work with hospitals and fresh graduates of any kind are NOT NEEDED at this time. Demand for
certain types of medical staff is at an all time high, but that doesn't include FRESH GRADUATES. Just to give you some insight, some of the BEST
children's hospitals in the USA are planning to reduce overall healthcare staff, but also increase staff numbers at the C-suite level and MARKETING!
You would think that if they are doing this there must be some underlying financial issues right? Nope, they want to get more international patients
that pay higher fees. Did you also know that many VERY experienced doctors are retiring because they were told, by the C-suite, that they need to
adopt robotic surgery and medicine operations. BTW, fund raising for many of these hospitals are at an all time high, but even though they are
non-profits, staff that do "the real work" must be reduced and those left shall become more "lean".
"Churn" existing knowledge workers and/or "H1-B" is what most companies are looking for in the USA.
edit on 7-10-2014 by boohoo because: (no