Due to the rise of automation and half of companies predicting that it will lead to some reduction in their full-time workforce by 2022, a career expert has predicted seven jobs they expect to see in the future.
Polina Montano, co-founder of JOB TODAY, the employment network app has given her prediction of what jobs recruiters may be trying to fill in the future in response to the World Economic Forum (WEF) stating that 50 per cent of companies believe automation will lead to a drop in staff.
Android relationship counselor
Some scientists have suggested that robots may form relationships with other robots and so they may need to seek the advice of a human professional.
As commercial space travel seems to be on the horizon with such ideas as Virgin Galactic taking place, there may come a time when a nurse is needed to help passengers withstand the effects of zero-gravity and someone to monitor their condition.
Chief trust officer
With the introduction of GDPR, there is a large focus on how data is used by companies. This could bring about someone who is brought on as a specialist to make sure a company is trustworthy.
A mind engineer may be needed to help nurture psychological and emotional wellbeing in robots as we strive to make them as human as possible.
Extinct species revivalist
Climate change can lead to the extinction of thousands of species of animals. However, technology could be the answer in recreating some of these species and so an interest in zoology could make you an ideal candidate for this position.
Alternative energy consultant
Oil and gas reserves will run out and so the rise of alternative energy sources such as wind, hydrogen, solar and geothermal will help lead to the creation of new jobs. Ms Montano expects to see the demand for mechanics, plant managers, scientists in this sector grow.
Organ and body creator
As the demand for organ donation is increasing, evolving printing technology and an intelligent human operator could allow a 3D printer to create body parts to save lives.
Ms Montano said:
While some of these careers might make people feel a little daunted about what the future holds, it’s important to realise that many existing careers will become more important as the years go by. The UK has an ageing population which means health workers, including doctors, nurses and physios, will be required to make sure the elderly get the care they need.
Marketing is a very popular career choice for graduates in 2019, and there’s nothing to suggest it will be any less popular in the future. With increased competition across all sectors, companies will be constantly looking for ways to differentiate their products and services, meaning innovative, enthusiastic marketing professionals who understand the developing digital landscape will be in high demand.
While some jobs may be at risk of vanishing as a result of automation, we can be confident that many of the careers people work in today will be around for many years to come.