Virtual Teachers, Space Junk Recyclers and Drone Managers. It’s safe to say that these aren’t jobs that we see advertised on job board sites today and, most likely, not jobs that many of us have even heard of before.
But this is all expected to change.
RS Components have created a graphic that reveals the careers that the up-and-coming generations should expect to see – and perhaps even have for themselves – throughout their lifetimes.
Whilst we shouldn’t expect to see jobs of today simply disappearing, we can expect them to be redefined and adapt to the society of the future as well as see brand new ones appear. It’s no secret that a number of jobs could be at risk of becoming automated and, consequently, ‘taken by robots’, but many jobs will still require a human element – humans can relate to emotions, behaviours and attitudes better than artificial intelligence (AI) can. Plus, robots may take jobs away, but they’ll also be able to create new ones in turn.
So what jobs can we expect from the future, and what will they involve?
There’s a real mixture of job titles across different industries with some roles having the potential to have a huge impact on the environment, travel and technology to name a few.
If you’re looking for a future in travel and tourism, a Space Tour Guide might be the role for you. Voyages into space are beginning to take off with the appearance of Virgin Galactic. Commercial flights to space will become the next top holiday destination.
The world of crime is also changing with 5.8 million cybercrimes a year, and Facebook and Twitter incidents reported every 45 minutes, Internet/Social Media Lawyers will see a big pick up in work.
Or if you’re looking for a future in health care, you could become a Genetic Counsellor – these counsellors will be trained to coach and consult someone through their life depending on their age, wellness, and overall health; including if they are likely to get a certain disease.
The future of jobs could also have a huge impact on the future of the planet! A Climate Change Reversal Specialist is one of the future roles which is a new breed of engineer-scientists emerging with the ability to rebuild ecosystems around the planet, such as rainforests and ocean beds, as global warming devastates vulnerable landscapes around the world. Whilst climate change specialists exist currently, informing businesses on how to adapt and change to help the planet, this future role will be heavily focused on recovering some of the damage that has been done.
Sticking with the environmental theme, a Pharmer is also a role of the future. Genetically engineered food is a divisive topic and is a debate centered around climate change, sustainability and food security. Whilst some fear the future of food production, the agriculture industry is strained and it’s very likely that genetically engineered crops will become the norm. Farmers will use technology to carefully raise engineered crops but that’s not all, the future of farming is also set to become vertical as creating these spaces in urban areas will help boost food supply.
What job do you see yourself doing in the future? Take a look at the graphic below to see what career options could be available to you in just a matter of years.