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It really is a worrying time to be a human who needs to work for the next few decades. The future really is upon us and more and more technology is taking over the work that would normally be assigned to us.
That’s why, if you are really smart, you will be looking towards the future when working out your career goals. As a millennial, you still have a long working life ahead of you and by being proactive and gaining skills that will always be in demand, you can ensure that you are always high on the shortlists when looking for a new position. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the most future-proof careers you might want to pursue:
Now that we do most of our… well everything online, it is pretty safe to say that cybersecurity experts are always going to be in high demand. Cyber hacks can bring businesses down faster than almost anything else, and of course, hacks on our personal data can be devastating too, so although the role may grow and change over the years, cybersecurity roles are almost certainly here to stay.
Although it is highly likely that robots will be carrying out various medical procedures in the future – if you look at Robotunits you will see that robotic technology is already being used very effectively in various other sectors – however, it is very unlikely that robots are going to take over healthcare altogether. After all, humans are best placed to take blood, check the patient for symptoms and ensure that all procedures are carried out carefully, so again, it is fair to say that most healthcare roles, especially at the highest levels, are here to stay.
Whether we realize it or not, data plays a huge role in our day-to-day lives, It helps insurance companies make decisions about our cover, it enables businesses to target their marketing efforts to the best people, and it allows us to identify trends in healthcare amongst other things. Although technology is sure to play a continuing role in collecting and analysing data to some extent, data scientists are always going to play an important part in the process by giving a human eye to the various tasks associated with extracting data and making sense of it.
Now that so many of us buy so much stuff online, the world of delivery logistics is likely to be a pretty safe bet careerwise. Yesk we will probably have automated vehicles and drones delivering our packages in the future but humans will still be needed to oversee the whole production and ensure that any kinks are ironed out and problems solved as effectively as possible.
If you train for any of these careers, chances are you will have a long and pretty stable career while others around you struggle to adapt to the world of the future, so at the very least, please do consider them.