With the increasing use of innovation and technology, your children will most likely be applying for very different jobs than what you are familiar with nowadays. Many traditional jobs are under the threat of being automated, especially the repetitive ones. The researchers found that one-quarter of jobs in the U.S. are at “high risk” of automation. With the constant innovation and our children becoming tech prodigies, a large part of the world in the future will experience the workforce in a much different way than what we as parents are used to. Some of these new professions might seem too far-fetched, but stay open-minded because some of these can accelerate the professional path of the young ones to new heights.
Have you heard of data leaks or stolen data? Well, this is happening nowadays! However, there are only a handful of people who can solve the puzzle and figure out what has happened. Imagine Sherlock Holmes but the digital version. The work of Data Detective will consist of an investigation of the data paths generated by the Internet of Things devices. This position is actually not as futuristic as it may seem. Many businesses already spend time and money going through people’s data so that they can sell them products.
The recent movements have pushed large corporations to look into the mirror and fix some of their practices, making them more ethical. Although this is not a standard across all corporations, some companies started recruiting for ethical specialists who help with decisions guided based on what is ethical and not what is profitable. If a corporation decides to provide humane working conditions to its employees, the ethical specialist will be in charge of touring all factories and monitoring and ensuring that every step of the process is in accordance with the ethical standards.
Smart City Engineer
Rapid urbanization is leading to smarter cities that aim to improve the lives of citizens through technology. Such cities aren’t just a trend, they are the future because the world is becoming more urban, with 68% of the population expected to live in cities by 2050. As the number of smart cities increases as well population density in them, smart city engineers will ensure the smooth operations of the city and maintain sensors across such a city that keep the services working.
Genomic Portfolio Scientist
Gene-editing is not as sci-fi as it used to be, however, we still have a long journey ahead of us until we can say we mastered this craft. This field holds enormous potential to accelerate life science research, improve biotechnology, and even treat diseases. It will definitely take off in the future and whoever decides to enter this field early will reap the benefits very soon.
Personal Data Trader
Companies like Meta (Facebook) and Google make a lot of money from selling our personal information to companies. That is why you are often targeted by ads of clothes or services you have been looking up day or even minutes ago. Many people are, however, already protesting against using their personal data, or at least using them for free! In the future, we will hopefully have full control over our personal data, meaning that we can decide whether to sell it or not. The personal data trader will have a simple job — to make sure their customers receive money from the companies they sell their data to. The person in this position will monitor and trade personal data on a newly created data exchange.
The E-commerce market was worth more than $500 billion in the U.S. in 2018. No matter how many sizes we try, not all sizing of clothing fit all. Therefore, with that comes tons of waste and constantly growing earth pollution.
In order to move to more sustainable models, companies will require digital tailors that will make use of cutting-edge technology such as AR/VR to take customers’ measurements, the clothes will then be produced and the tailors will return for a final virtual fitting to ensure lower return rates through selling customers perfectly fitting clothes.