It is increasingly difficult to find jobs that don't require some level of digital skills.

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What is holding you back from advancing in your profession?

For many people it is the lack of the advanced digital skills needed to compete and thrive in the 21st-century workplace.

Digital skills required

It is increasingly difficult to find jobs, even jobs that don’t require a bachelor’s degree, where some digital skills are not required.

A recent study by Burning Glass found that for people without a college degree, “jobs that require digital skills are outpacing those that do not.”[1]

Lacking advanced digital skills can affect not only your ability to advance, but your paycheck.

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High growth

Once you gain advanced digital skills, it will not only affect your paycheck, but your mobility.

Digitally intensive jobs are growing faster than non-digital jobs:

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Many options

There are many avenues available to increase your digital skill set. If you already have a bachelor’s degree, you can look for certificate programs or standalone courses.

For people without college degrees, there are now interdisciplinary degree-completion programs that combine the universal competencies of traditional liberal arts programs with an in-depth expertise in digital skills.

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(Seattle University)

The digital skills demanded of today’s workforce will only increase. New digital technologies are invented every day. Taking the time to learn the foundational digital skills will increase your marketability and position you to thrive in the 21st-century workplace.

The School of New & Continuing Studies broadens access to Seattle University’s transformative education by offering innovative and flexible programs for adult students.  

[1] Burning Glass Technologies. Digital Skills Gap. March 2015.

2 Burning Glass Technologies. Digital Skills Gap. March 2015.