Bill Gates’ Advice on Jobs of the Future
Bill Gates did not graduate from Harvard, instead, Forbes reported that he left Harvard during his junior year to start the company that has made him so famous and the richest person in the world, Microsoft.
Microsoft was formed in 1975 and it has completely changed the way the world uses computers today.
So if Bill Gates has an advice about your career, it would be wise to pay attention. At 62 years old, his hobbies include reading books about the future of humanity, and work and do business with entrepreneurs that are “industry-disruptors”.
He has never stopped learning, and has a pretty good idea of what backgrounds will be the most in-demand from here on out.
During a Q&A with his wife Melinda and Lin-Manuel Miranda in New York City in the beginning of the year, he said, “Clearly we need a hugely broad set of talents. But if your talents take you towards science or programming or advances in biology or energy breakthroughs, those kind of deep areas are going to be the biggest source of change.”
Two years ago, in an interview with LinkedIn Editor In Chief Daniel Roth, he said, “People with backgrounds in science, engineering and economics will be “the agents of change for all institutions..A lot of careers in the future will be very demanding on those things.”
He explained that basic knowledge of the sciences, math skills and economics” are key.
The reason these skills will create so much opportunity is because “we need better tools to deal with all these diseases worldwide,” Gates said. “Governments are having problems meeting all the needs out there, partly because health costs are exploding, and the only solution to that I see is innovation.”
“There are multiple paths to success, but if science grabs you, that is where a lot of the opportunity comes from. The more you can learn the science, the more you’ll see where that next opportunity is,” he added.