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The Now, The New & The Next in Careers

New Jobs on the Horizon and Beyond

10 May 2011 5:43 PM | Anonymous

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 ( and the World Future Society (

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