In today's fast-paced world, arts and humanities degrees could be the ticket to job security
Contrary to common employment concerns, having a degree in the arts and humanities might actually increase students' chances of steady employment! Here's why...
Arts and humanities graduates are less replaceable
We’ve all been hearing about the impending robot takeover of the job market, but that largely applies to formulaic tasks: think bookkeeping, data entry, medical tasks, or analytics. Fortunately, many of the top roles for arts and humanities graduates aren’t likely to be filled by robots any time soon.
That’s because these degrees teach students to do things that AI simply can’t emulate, like probe, excavate, think abstractly, create, compare and critique.
Tech needs arts and humanities graduates
The more we move into digitisation and AI solutions, the more important human connection becomes. That means companies need people who can conceive of strong brands, and communicate their messages through words, design, video and more.
Even people with the most cutting-edge skills need creative minds to help them innovate and bring their ideas to life! This requires graduates with superb critical and creative thinking, research, and communication skills… and that’s exactly what degrees in the humanities and the arts teach.
It’s also worth bearing in mind that tech skills age fast. Students who study things like computer science at university might find that they need to retrain in as little as five years, as technology moves ahead in leaps and bounds. Arts and humanities skills have much longer shelf lives.