Six Jobs Everyone Will Want in the Future

I know predicting the future is difficult (even today, our smart phones can do so much more than the fabled Stark Trek Communicators), especially when things are progressing so rapidly (when I was growing up we still had a telephone party line and got two TV channels in black and white).  But if you think things are changing fast now, wait until you read “The Six Jobs Everyone Will Want in 2040” by Kristen Bahler

Ms. Bahler has identified some surprising fields —

  • Virtual Store Manager
  • Robot Mediator
  • Robot Trainer
  • Drone Traffic Controller
  • Augmented Reality Designer
  • Micro Gig Agent

This last category may need some explanation.  In the not-to-distant future, many people won’t have full-time jobs.  Instead, they’ll have temporary “micro” projects.  A “micro gig agent” will help people find and market these projects.

So what does it all mean?  Will we continue to lose good jobs to automation?  First, many jobs, like those in health care, will never go away.  Second, although some jobs will disappear, more will be created.  According to a forecast from the Institute for the Future (IFTF), 85% of the jobs in 2030 haven’t even been invented yet.

So our children should be fine, provided they plan for a fast-changing future.

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