• Many people in the digital workforce are now investing in professional training such as language and IT courses, to give them a competitive edge.
  • Out of 15,661 respondents in different countries around the world, Chinese people are most likely to invest money in professional training.
  • Interest in this area is significantly lower in the U.S.

Globalization, digitization and now the Covid crisis: the world of work is constantly changing. That's why many people in the workforce are investing in professional training, such as language and IT courses or coaching, in order to remain competitive. According to a recent Statista Global Consumer Survey of 15,661 respondents in countries around the world, Chinese people are particularly likely to invest money in professional training.

18 percent of respondents from China have taken a paid online course in the past twelve months. 12 percent have taken an individual/private course and 7 percent have consulted a business or life coach. Adults in Spain and Russia are also among those most likely to have invested in professional training.

In the United States, interest is not quite as high. There, 7 percent of respondents say they have spent money on professional online courses in the past 12 months. 5 percent of respondents have taken an individual course and 3 percent have taken part in paid coaching.

the results of a survey in different countries asking people if they invested in their personal development
Chinese people are most likely to invest in professional development.
Image: Statista