Are You Exposing Students To Today’s Most In Demand Jobs & Skills?

Last week, LinkedIn published a list of 2019’s most promising jobs. This list was developed using LinkedIn data that shows which positions come with high salaries (the job salaries ranged from $89,000 to $200,000) and strong year-over-year growth (an average of 70% across the jobs). LinkedIn highlighted 15 jobs and even included the skills important for each job:

  1. Data Scientist - Top Skills: Data Science, Data Mining, Data Analysis, Python, Machine Learning

  2. Site Reliability Engineer - Top Skills: Linux, Software Development, Python, Cloud Computing, SQL

  3. Enterprise Account Executive - Top Skills: Salesforce, Cloud Computing, Solution Selling, Software-as-a-Service, Sales Management

  4. Product Designer - Top Skills: Product Design, User Experience (UX), User Interface Design, Graphic Design, Adobe Photoshop

  5. Product Owner - Top Skills: Business Analytics, Agile Methodologies, Business Process Improvement, Scrum

  6. Customer Success Manager - Top Skills: Customer Relationship Management, Salesforce, Software-as-a-Service, Customer Satisfaction, Cloud Computing

  7. Engagement Manager - Top Skills: Program Management, Business Analysis, Business Process Improvement, Analytics, Customer Relationship Management

  8. Solutions Architect - Top Skills: Solutions Architecture, Cloud Computing, Software Development, SQL, Software Development Lifecycle

  9. Information Technology Lead - Top Skills: Information Technology, Technical Support, Business Process Improvement, Business Analysis, Troubleshooting

  10. Scrum Master - Top Skills: Scrum, Agile Methodologies, Software Development, Business Analysis, Software Development Lifecycle

  11. Cloud Architect - Top Skills: Cloud Computing, Software Development, Amazon Web Services, Solution Architecture, Linux

  12. Product Marketing Manager - Top Skills: Product Marketing, Product Management, Digital Marketing, Cross-functional Team Leadership, Product Development

  13. Solutions Consultant - Top Skills: Cloud Computing, Enterprise Software, Customer Relationship Management, Software-as-a-Service, Business Analysis

  14. Product Manager - Top Skills: Product Management, Product Development, Cross-Functional Team Leadership, Engineering, Product Marketing

  15. Machine Learning Engineer - Top Skills: Machine Learning, Python, Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Data Science

In developing our work-based learning Challenges, we use industry data such as job growth, salaries, and number of job openings to prioritize what job functions and skills we focus on. And I am pleased to see that our current Challenges align very strongly to LinkedIn’s real-time data on high demand jobs and skills. For example, we have specific Challenges that directly address these jobs: Data Scientist, Product Designer, Product Owner, Customer Success Manager, Information Technology Lead, SCRUM Master, Product Marketing Manager, and Product Manager.

In addition, the Challenges enable students to practice many of the high demand skills mentioned above including: Data Analysis, Product Design, User Experience (UX), User Interface Design, Agile Methodologies, SCRUM, Customer Relationship Management, Software Development Lifecycle, Information Technology, Technical Support, Product Development, and Cross-Functional Team Leadership.

How many of these high demand jobs and skills do you expose your students to? Couragion’s Challenges offer you an easy way to enable students to learn about these jobs and practice these skills. If you’d like to learn more, email us at for a 30 minute discovery and demo session.

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