Anya Kamenetz argues that the future of the workforce should not only focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines – but on creativity, communication, and critical thinking (the cornerstones of a Liberal Arts education):
At the top of the market are the jobs everyone wants. And guess what? These are the jobs that many graduates of the American education system are well prepared for. These jobs require creativity, problem solving, decision making, persuasive arguing, and management skills. In this echelon, a worker’s skills are unique, not interchangeable.