Maybe it's easy to assume other millennials work in the same industry as you, like entertainment (in L.A.) or in finance (in New York City). But millennials are now the ~largest generation~ in America. Yep, they'll make up more than one in three adults by 2020, plus 75 percent of the U.S. workforce by 2025, according to the Brookings Institute. NBD, right?! So where are they working?
LinkedIn analyzed millions of millennial members' profiles in the United States from January–December 2016 and found that the most popular job was in media and entertainment. LinkedIn also discovered that millennials tend to be more skilled in social media marketing, economics, and software and IT programming skills than non-millennials.
"What we're seeing is a lot of Millennials flocking to the technology industry, which is no surprise," a LinkedIn spokesperson tells Bustle. "This generation's interest in tech is demonstrated by the skills they're acquiring and the companies they're interested in. Nearly all of the skills millennials are over-indexing on are related to technology. ... As technology becomes a larger part of nearly every industry, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as traditional roles continue to evolve to include more digital and technical skills."