August 23, 2012
Will Your Job Be Exported?
Edmund Burke was a political philosopher that had once said “You can never plan the future by the past”. Since the early 1980’s, request for labor has changed towards the college-educated people and drifted away from others who have just a high school diploma or dropouts. The economy wants highly educated people to work for the same amount of money as lower educated people. This has really made younger people, and some older people, pursue a college degree of some sort. There are several programs that help young people stay in high school and make their way through college such as the “No Child Left Behind Act” in North Carolina.
Manufacturing jobs have already turned toward China, India and other countries along with service jobs. The countries overseas are offering to do the same job for a lot less pay. Service jobs are normally immune to foreign people. American manufacturing workers have been competing with millions of people in Eastern Europe and Asia mainly because the cost of living in other countries is a lot less than here in America.
Try to stick to jobs that require more skill and education. There should be plans implemented so that young people should be forced to go to college because if they don’t, they will more than likely struggle with job security and making money. In the future, impersonal jobs will become harder for Americans to keep because the job can be given to someone overseas and personal jobs will become more wanting because you have to do the job in person. A medical degree could be more valuable than a computer programming degree because the job can’t be given to someone who lives in a different country. More vocational education is also in order. After all, nurses, carpenters, and plumbers are already scarce, and we’ll likely need more of them in the future. Most of your vocational training can be taken in community colleges...