Blockchain One of Most Needed Job Skills in 2020

A report by LinkedIn found that blockchain will be one of the most in-demand hard skills employers will be looking for in 2020. 
Rather than focusing on soft skills and how individuals work together, hard skills focus on what we are working on. As the
technology continues to rapidly evolve, demand for the people who know how to apply blockchain is also increasing.  
As with any significant technological disruption, it’s taken the business world some time to adapt to blockchain, and although
there is only a small supply of professionals who have the skill in their wheelhouse, they are, needless to say, increasingly in
demand.  
The LinkedIn post recognizes the potential for blockchain as “huge” stating: 
“Blockchain has emerged from the once shadowy world of cryptocurrency to become a business solution in search of problems.
Which means that you don’t have to be in financial services to be seeking new hires who have background and expertise in
putting blockchain to use. So, recruiters should start becoming familiar with how blockchain works, what its perceived benefits
are, and who are the people best suited to help your company explore where this budding technology might have a role.”
There is evidence to support LinkedIn’s statement.  
Looking back to late last year, cryptocurrency job postings on the website Indeed.com increased by 26 percent.  So as one of the
hottest jobs in the market, it’s no wonder blockchain technology and the solutions it can provide are being explored by industries
outside of the financial sector.  
From healthcare to manufacturing, these areas are starting to adopt it for use in supply chain management, ecommerce,
telecommunications and beyond, and companies need to hire those individuals who have the skill-set to navigate the technology.  
Now that the design and user interface of blockchain is becoming more important, the need for   blockchain designers, who can
design a sufficient user experience built with trust, is becoming more ubiquitous.  Similarly, blockchain quality engineers are
needed for their expertise in testing frameworks within the technology.   
Another area that is adopting blockchain is the legal field.  As organizations launch technology, legal questions often arise.
Companies are looking for legal expertise on what they need to consider for how finances are handled, transactions are tracked,
among other areas. 

Although it’s impossible to predict the future, the LinkedIn report is a good indication of where blockchain technology is heading
and the professional opportunities that it will continue to create.  

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