Over the last ten years, technology has revolutionised almost every industry sector, and, in doing so, has dramatically changed the face of the job market too. Some professions have changed while others have virtually disappeared.
However, all the data suggests that modernisation has created more jobs than it has eliminated. Here, we look at some of the new types of job roles that post-millennials and generation Z will be doing in the future, as dictated by the march of technology.
Waste Data Analyst
Cybersecurity and data analysis have already become two huge growth areas for jobs. With the continued development of AI (Artificial Intelligence) and the IoT (Internet of Things), there is going to be much more information and data out there than ever before. In light of increasing regulatory pressure to protect personal data, workers will be needed to go through ‘waste’ data for insights using ever-more increasingly sophisticated ways to secure value from trash data.
There are already cybersecurity experts researching how cyber-hackers evade the security systems designed to keep them out. The natural progression of this will be professional disaster forecasters with the ability to predict potential cyberattacks, based on trend analysis and potential for breaches, so companies can stop attacks before they happen.
The growth in e-sports has resulted in £multi-million prizes for the best professional video-gamers out there, and as the industry continues to grow there will be a greater need, not only for developers to create the arenas for e-sports, but for technicians and other personnel to manage and service the technology and infrastructure required for the industry to expand.
Renewable Energy Scientist
Climate change means that governments are doing more than ever to curtail the use of fossil fuels and promote the development of alternative energies. As a result, the technology is becoming more advanced with every passing year. Undoubtedly, this will mean an increased demand for those with the skills to push the boundaries of what can be achieved. By 2020 alone, it’s estimated that jobs in the industry could number in excess of 400,000.
Blockchain is another new technology that’s making waves, but still in its infancy. While it’s best known for the cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, this distributed cryptographic ledger is able to make all sorts of transactions de-centralised, faster and more private, effectively cutting out many costly processes that were needed previously. Experts believe the consequences could impact every element of society. The demand for Blockchain developers is already high and only set to grow further.
3D Printing Technician
It’s thought that 3D printers will soon be commonplace in our homes and workplaces for the on-demand manufacture of everyday items. Of course, much of the technology still has to be developed for that to happen and we’re certainly going to need a lot more technicians to service all those machines.
These six new categories of jobs barely scratch the surface when it comes to new jobs being created through modernisation and technology. From mechanics for self-driving cars to smart home architects, who knows what the next big jobs growth area will be? Of course, one thing is guaranteed, you can be sure to find all the newest job openings over at Zoek!
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