OCCUPATIONAL TRENDS

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Using Space Technology in Medical Applications

In the past, NASA research has led to new developments in the areas of prosthetics, firefighter gear, and even baby food. Now the call is out for advances in the health care industry. The U.K. Space Agency launched a competition to reward designers who offer ideas for using space technology in medical applications. (Fast Company, July 16, 2018).

Suicide Crisis Affects Mental Health Workers

Front line workers facing America's suicide crisis face obstacles and their own personal reactions when dealing with those at risk or lost to the crisis. (New York Times, June 13, 2018)

Harassment in the Legal Profession

A recently updated manual on the topic of sexual harassment in the legal profession reminds everyone that sexual harassment is “a problem in every workplace, often one that employers are either not aware of or have not addressed appropriately" (ABA Journal, March 26, 2018)

Commercial Interior Design in the Hospitality Industry

Both interior design and hospitality education is needed to enter this field. Teamwork is key and lots of time on the job. (Hcareers, where Hospitality Works, September 27, 2017)

Artificial Intelligence Changing the Demand for Skills

More cognitive abilities and schematic skills are demanded from workers now that AI is impacting the world of work. The shift in industry and academia is happening now. This impact of technology on occupations is being explored by the Future of Work Symposium. (NACE, August 16, 2017)