Here's a question for the contributors to this forum (one of my favorites on the site).
If someone were going into education now, what skill set would offer the best balance of
a) employability in the current market, and
b) transferable skills that would be of use during SHTF time?
I wonder about this since while obviously knowledge of the traditional trades are handy commodities in the latter scenario, in the current state of affairs they seem to be in low demand. I also wonder (in the spirit of speculation) about surprise scenarios where inconspicuous or arcane skills suddenly accrue huge currency, or currently prized skills become obsolete (I'm thinking surely the drive towards cloud computing technologies amounts to a wholesale enfeeblement of the workforce when it comes to handling S H'ing the F?)
Do these questions influence your own choices in your professional life? And what kind of reasoning do you apply to hit the Goldilocks sweet spot where skills will be useful both now and in future eventualities?