By Barbara Safani
What will jobs and employment look like in 2020, 2030 and beyond? What are the mega-trends shaping tomorrow’s careers and what new opportunities can we and our children look forward to? Although vitally important to position yourself for a great job today, it’s just as important to consider tomorrow and all that it will have to offer. Here’s just a sampling from Career Thought Leader Wendy Enelow.
Jobs in Space Technology: Exobotanists, Exozoologists: will study interplanetary plants and animals. Space Sweepers: Junk Recyclers will control space debris that poses health, environmental and safety concerns.
Jobs in Emerging Technologies: Avatar Relationship Managers, Digital Identity Planners, Global System Architects, Online Community Organizers, Roboticians, Smart Car Designers, Smart Road Engineers, Terabyters, and Wiki-Writers are just a few of the very many new positions in technology-related fields.
Jobs in Health Care & Human Services: Bio-Botic Physicians, Brain Signal Decoders (Mind Readers), Environmental Health Nurses, Extinction Revivalists, and Sensuality Simulators are just a few of the most interesting new positions on the immediate horizon. Green Careers Coach, Post-Normal Jobs Counselors & Transhumanist Consultants are just a few of the new jobs that are already starting to emerge in the “jobs/careers” industry.
Jobs in the Sciences: Digital Archaeologists, Energy Harvesters, and Extinction Revivalists are just a few of the most interesting new opportunities.
Jobs in Agriculture & Food Service: Clone Ranchers and Agri-Restaurateurs, as trends in organic farming and lifestyle choices continue to expand.
Jobs in Organizational Management & Leadership: Chief Experience Officers, Talent Aggregators, Global Sourcing Managers and Financial Technologists are just a few of the new positions we will see in corporations as early as 2020 and maybe sooner.
For more information on employment trends, visit the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (www.bls.gov) and the World Future Society (http://www.wfs.org/).