Navigating Your Future: Top 10 Skills in Digital and Care Industries Forecast to Grow in Demand in Singapore

November 18, 2023

Navigating Your Future: Top 10 Skills in Digital and Care Industries Forecast to Grow in Demand in Singapore

In a landmark move, the Singapore government, through SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG), has unveiled its first-ever forecast of skills expected to surge in demand and remain transferable over the next two years. Drawing on data from the past 11 years, the third edition of the annual report has identified 24 skills within the digital and care industries, as well as Industry 4.0. This predictive analysis aims to guide individuals and enterprises in navigating the dynamic landscape of the job market.

Challenges and Opportunities:

The scarcity of digital talent and high adoption costs pose challenges for SMEs. However, SSG emphasizes the importance of upskilling in tech-heavy roles to address these challenges. Business management and data management have proven to be enduring skills over the past decade, underscoring their ongoing relevance in the evolving job market.

In a rapidly changing skills landscape, the SSG’s forecast provides a valuable roadmap for individuals and enterprises, helping them identify skill gaps and make informed investments in their professional development. The emphasis on digital and care industries reflects the evolving nature of the job market, and those who equip themselves with these skills will be better positioned to thrive in Singapore’s dynamic economic landscape.

Green Skills on the Rise:

While green skills were not part of the top 10, the report acknowledges their consistent growth, particularly in emerging areas like agrifood, sustainable finance, and carbon management. Mandatory climate-related disclosure requirements are expected to further boost demand for skills related to sustainable finance and carbon management. Check out Aventis’s Graduate Diploma In Business Sustainability & Environment, Social And Governance (ESG)

Top 10 Skills Projected for Growth:

1. Digital Literacy:

With the digital transformation sweeping across industries, possessing digital literacy remains paramount. This skill involves proficiency in using digital tools and platforms effectively. Check out Postgraduate Diploma in Business (E-Commerce & Digital Marketing)!

2. Data Analytics:

The surge in data-driven decision-making has propelled data analytics to the forefront. Professionals equipped with the ability to extract meaningful insights from data will be in high demand. Check out Postgraduate Diploma in Business (Data Analytics)!

3. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML):

As businesses increasingly adopt AI and ML technologies, professionals well-versed in these areas will be essential for driving innovation and efficiency. Check out Postgraduate Diploma in Business (AI for Business)!

4. Telehealth and Remote Patient Monitoring:

The ongoing evolution of healthcare has amplified the demand for skills in telehealth and remote patient monitoring. Professionals in this space will play a crucial role in delivering accessible and efficient healthcare solutions. Check out Graduate Diploma in Health Sciences & Services Management!

5. Cybersecurity:

With the digital realm expanding, the need for cybersecurity experts has never been more critical. Protecting sensitive information and systems from cyber threats is a priority across industries. Check out Graduate Diploma in Digital Forensics & Cyber Security!

6. Emotional Intelligence:

As automation takes center stage, the value of human-centric skills like emotional intelligence rises. Professionals capable of understanding and navigating complex human emotions will be sought after. Check out Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology & Mindfulness!

7. User Experience (UX) Design:

In the digital age, delivering seamless and enjoyable user experiences is integral. UX designers will be pivotal in creating interfaces that prioritize user satisfaction. 

8. Cloud Computing:

The shift to cloud-based solutions continues, driving demand for skills in cloud computing. Professionals proficient in cloud technologies will be crucial for organizations embracing digital transformation. Check out Graduate Diploma In Business Analytics & Data Storytelling!

9. Project Management:

The ability to manage projects efficiently is a timeless skill. With businesses undergoing constant change, project management skills will remain highly sought after. Check out Graduate Diploma in Business (Logistics & Supply Chain Management)!

10. Adaptability and Resilience:

In a rapidly evolving landscape, adaptability and resilience are indispensable. Professionals who can navigate change with agility will be well-positioned for success. Check out Graduate Diploma in Applied Positive Psychology & Mindfulness!

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Source: SkillsFuture, full report can be found online, alongside the datasets and data dashboards.

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