The year 2020 sounds kind of far away, doesn’t it?

But it’s actually right around the corner.

An interesting study sponsored by University of Phoenix Research Institute reveals what employers will be looking for as the workplace continues to change between now and 2020.

While many studies attempt to predict specific jobs of the future, this one focused on future work skills – where we need to be proficient and which abilities will be valued, across many different jobs and work settings.

The infographic below was developed by, and is a great summary of the study’s conclusions. Specifically the six drivers of change, and how they relate the required work skills of our (near) future.

The 10 Most Important Work Skills in 2020 [INFOGRAPHIC]