Education important for future job seekers

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Jobseekers will meet stringent requirements for education and skills in the coming decades. In 2035, the greatest labour demand will be in health, education and vocational subjects, according  to SSB.

Employment in the petroleum industry will go down in the future, and other industries will emerge. Meanwhile, industries that employ people with higher education, will grow stronger.
The information is found in a report on employment and education choices towards 2035, Statistics Norway (SSB) presented Tuesday.
Increasing demand
The conclusion from Statistics Norway researchers is that there will be job opportunities available at the end of virtually all educational programs, but in some industries the projected shortfall is particularly great.
– This applies particularly in healthcare and education, says one of the researchers behind the report, Hege Marie Gjefsen in SSB.
That the importance of formal education and higher education is growing, is hardly good news for school tired youths.
Within vocational studies the dropout rate is known for being particularly high. However, for those who are highly skilled, the likelihood of getting a job is also high.
– Our projections show that there will be a great need for those with a certificate.
This applies both within health sciences at secondary and electrical, mechanical engineering, mechanical engineering and construction, she says.
SSB estimates further that wage developments will be reasonably good for all groups, and that strong unions and general application of wage will stave off most of the wage pressures that EEA immigration represents.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today