IBM's concept of 'new collar jobs' could be vital in an automated future
January 10, 2017
We all know about white collar and blue collar jobs, but IBM says there should be a third variant: new collar jobs.
They are jobs somewhere in the middle between professional careers and trade work, meaning they combine technical skills with a knowledge base rooted in higher education.
IBM's push for new collar jobs is well-timed: As the US prepares for several decades of robotic automation,, employers will need to start prizing adaptability over expertise in certain cases. The valuable worker won't necessarily be the one who knows everything, but who can adjust if and when another job gets turned over to machines.