General Motors CEO Mary Barra has been anything but soft spoken about what areas will see the largest amounts of growth in the job sector. So, she has offered up her advice yet again on what to study in order to achieve a high-paying career.
Software engineering and math skills are going to be some of the most valuable areas for future jobs. Barra went on to all coding a “core skill,” during an interview with Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg. GM has worked to push science, technology, engineering and math for students.
Right now, software and computer-related jobs are some of the highest-paying jobs in the country with salaries easily clipping $100,000 a year. Data from various studies shows the skill set in these careers are incredibly valuable and will only grow in importance in many fields.
“I think it’s so important to have the skills of the future,” Barra said.