Bill Gates says that people with these three skills will do well in the job market in the future

A trip to the future with Bill Gates.

Bill Gates, one of the most well-known tech entrepreneurs and co-founders of Microsoft, is obsessed with the future.

He often works with inventors and people who change the way an industry works. He also reads books about the future of humanity and gives money to projects that help communities grow.

And based on the data he's collected, Gates thinks that people with backgrounds in science, engineering, and economics will be the most in-demand in the future.

Gates tells LinkedIn Executive Editor Daniel Roth that people who know about these subjects will be "the agents of change for all institutions."

“I do think of basic knowledge of the sciences, math skills, economics — a lot of careers in the future will be very demanding on those things,” Gates says.

You don’t have to be an expert in coding or the periodic table, but having the ability to think the way these experts do will help you tremendously.

Bill Gates tours an engineering lab at Science Leadership Academy on April 29, 2010.
Bill Gates tours an engineering lab at Science Leadership Academy on April 29, 2010.
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″[It’s] not necessarily that you’ll be writing code, but you need to understand what can engineers do and what can they not do,” the Microsoft co-founder says.
 
He says that they will probably change the way your business works.

If you want to read one of Gates's favorite books, check out his list of the best books he read in 2016.

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