162 Future Jobs: Preparing for Jobs that Don’t Yet Exist

Stunning post by Thomas Frey on wfs.org about new jobs and skills in the near and far future. Who else wants to be a Robotic Earthworm Driver, a Bio-Meat Factory Engineer or a Driverless “Ride Experience” Designers. Fun to read.

Predicting future jobs is an exercise that involves looking at future industries and speculating on ways in which they will be different than the workforce today. Business management, engineering, accounting, marketing, and sales are all necessary skills for the future, but the work involved will also be different.

At the same time there will be many less-obvious positions that will need to be created. This is about those less-obvious positions.

The following is not an exhaustive list, nor do these job titles all have good explanations. Rather, this column is intended to be a thought-generator, an idea-sparker, to help you draw your own conclusions.

Also worth a look/read:

  • FastCo: 100 Cities Will Soon Have Their First-Ever Chief Resilience Officers
  • Inspired Minds Careers 2030: Inspired Minds is CST’s newest initiative to help guide Canada’s education and professional pathways into the future. In our exploration of how our current education and careers landscape may evolve, we aim to provide a vision of a ‘Canada of the Future’— one in which CST is at the forefront of innovation in the global career marketplace. We aim to inspire enthusiasm and preparation in Canada’s future learners and their parents through a new perspective.  As part of the Inspired Minds initiative, we give Canadians a sneak peek into the promising future of Canada’s professional horizon through Careers 2030. CST partnered with futurists to imagine a job fair of the future by examining social, technological, economic, and environmental changes occurring today. Leaders in their respective fields also contributed their thoughts on the current state of their industries, how they might change, and what students can do to prepare for those changes. // Rather conservative, not so much scifi.

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