The Number 1 Job Skill You'll Need In 2020

Claire Gordon
empathy
empathy

What are the most valuable job skills of the future? It's simple: The things robots and people in faraway countries can't do.

Making a sandwich can't be outsourced. Machines will never be able to comfort the sick. The fastest-growing occupations, as determined by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, include registered nurses, physical therapists, mental health counselors, preschool teachers, private detectives, and personal financial planners. As Forbes contributor George Anders points out, these jobs are united by one thing: empathy.