Everyone knows that bankers, lawyers and businessmen are paid well, but analysts are saying that things may not remain this way in the future.
Leading futurologists are predicting that job titles that do not exist now, such as “vertical farmer” or a “body part maker” would be established professions, similar to the way social media consultants have emerged in the last five years.
“All of these (ideas) spring from trends,” said James Bellini, a leading futurologist, was quoted as saying in The Telegraph. “Britain’s population is ageing, and an older population will need different health care, for example.”
Ian Pearson, a futurologist who wrote You Tomorrow, sees job growth in the field of augmented reality, where the real world is overlaid with computer-generated images.
Pearson added that the better technology gets, the more people will have to focus on their “human skills” to survive in the workforce. “As computers get more intelligent, the work that will take over will require human skills like leadership, motivation and compassion,” he said.
Even the notion of a job might change in the future, according to Mark Beatson, chief economist at the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development.
“You’ll still see people working for one company their whole life, but others will move around more often,” he was quoted as saying. “People will move between assignments and it will be about how these blend together in a sequence of roles.”
See page two for the full list of 2030's top jobs.