The future is near. Bemorepanda studied the forecasts of world futurologists and compiled a list of the most in-demand professions in the next 30 years. These are professions from 19 industries: medicine and transport to culture and space.
What are the professions of the future?
The professions of the future are professions at the intersection of several disciplines that will appear in 15–20 years. Such jobs will complement or replace existing ones.
For example, truck drivers will be replaced by crewless vehicles. The car will drive itself, and the person will develop, control, and maintain this transport. At the same time, the profession of a drone operator will appear, and the scope of jurisprudence will expand to crewless vehicles.
Here are some professions of the future:
- Online Therapist
- Genetic engineer
- Architect of "green" cities
- Time manager
- Media police
- Space tourism guide
- Eco-analyst in the extractive industries
Why you should follow the professions of the future
If you do not master the profession of the future now, you will be replaced by a robot or artificial intelligence so that you will be left without a job. According to the report Jobs of Tomorrow, more than 75 million people may be left without work due to robotization and automation.
Oxford believes that robots will perform half of all routine work in 15–20 years. At the same time, 53% of workers are sure that their work will change or become obsolete in the next ten years, and 77% of people will be retrained and change their profession. Not everyone will be taken into the future.
What is included in the catalog of professions of the future?
To understand the professions of the future, you need to study them. The forecasts of futurologists and researchers worldwide compiled their list of 100 jobs of the future. The list includes realistic professions that have already appeared before 2030 in 19 industries.
Extending human life and improving its quality will require specialists of the broadest profile: doctors treating patients at a distance and personal health managers to professionals in genetics and transplantation.
Professions of the future in medicine
To prolong and improve life quality, specialists of the broadest profile will be required: doctors who treat patients at a distance and personal health managers to professionals in genetics and transplants.
1. An online therapist is a doctor who conducts a preliminary diagnosis of a patient to identify signs of illness in him and send him to the right specialist. He checks the progress of therapy and recommends measures for disease prevention online.
2. An expert in personalized medicine is, in fact, an ordinary attending physician, but with in-depth knowledge of genetics: he knows how to conduct and interpret DNA tests.
3. A bioethicist is a specialist in medicine, technology, and law. He organizes communication between a person or his relatives and doctors, lawyers, geneticists to solve complex biomedical cases.
4. Cyberprosthesis and Implant Developer is a medical engineer who works with designers and roboticists to create bionic prostheses.
5. A brain implant specialist is a person who designs, selects, configures, and maintains devices that are connected to or even placed inside a patient's head.
6. A medical marketer is a specialist in promoting companies and enterprises from the healthcare sector.
7. Genetic engineer
8. Biohacking and Programmed Health Specialist
9. Medical robot operator
Professions of the future in ecology
Environmentalists will soon be influencing local weather and the global climate. They will fight pollution of the planet smartly and profitably and even learn how to give accurate short-term forecasts for earthquakes and other natural disasters.
10. Ecological Footprint Reduction Specialists
11. Eco-evangelist is an educator and mentor in environmental protection and conscious consumption. Can work both with organizations and with individuals, for example, with schoolchildren.
12. Green transport engineer
13. Recycling Specialist
14. Urban gardener
16. An eco-auditor is an independent expert who checks the environmental friendliness of enterprises, buildings, and other infrastructure and facilities.
Jobs of the future in information technology
IT is one of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy. Digital technologies have penetrated all spheres of human life. Data surround us, so the field of information technology guarantees jobs for specialists who know how to work with them: from a data journalist to a data architect.
17. An IT evangelist is a promoter of breakthrough technologies: he talks about breakthroughs in IT to the broadest possible audience.
18. A data journalist is a specialist who analyses and collects extensive data to prepare articles, notes, and other formats of journalistic materials, including interactive ones, based on them.
19. Head of Digital Transformation
20. Data architect
21. A digital linguist is a specialist in processing data in natural languages for algorithms and neural networks.
22. IT and AI ethicist is an expert dealing with the ethical issues of algorithms and artificial intelligence: from the responsibility of AI for illegal actions to the recognition of its intellectual property rights.
23. Digital Waste Disposer
Professions of the future in biotechnology
Biotechnology is an industry that stands at the junction of animate and inanimate nature. Experts predict limitless opportunities to create new microorganisms that will help make breakthroughs in medicine, biology, and related fields. Biotechnology will help solve humanity’s problems with the help of living systems.
25. Synthetic biology engineer
26. Cyber Organism Designer
27. Extinct Species Restoration Specialist - A geneticist specializing in recreating extinct species.
Jobs of the future in robotics
About 68% of world-class entrepreneurs believe that the future of business is the joint work of humans and artificial intelligence. People are increasingly transferring heavy, dangerous, monotonous, and ultra-precise work to machines. But the success of global robotization will be directly related to robotics - those people who will invent and give a "profession" to "smart" assistants who accompany a person from birth to old age.
28. Robot developer
29. Lawyer in the field of robotics
30. Robotic systems operator
31. Composite engineer
Professions of the future in agriculture
Modern technologies - genetics, 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and robots - will free millions of people from heavy physical labor employed in agriculture. They will transfer the cultivation of vegetables and fruits from the fields to mini-farms on the roofs of urban high-rise buildings and forever remove the problem of the mass slaughter of livestock. For example, meat grown in a test tube from a single animal cell or printed on a 3D printer will repeat all the taste qualities of the original.
33. GMO agronomist
34. 3D food printing engineer
35. Operator of automated agricultural machinery
36. Agricultural ecologist
Professions of the future in transport
Safety, sustainability, and AI logistics are the main engines of change in the transport sector of the future. Ground services will remotely control the crewless airliners. Drivers of urban transport will be able to find the shortest path using the prompts of "smart" roads and fly around rare traffic jams.
37. Designer of new modes of transport
38. Professional drone pilot
39. Lawyer in the field of crewless vehicles
40. Cross logistics operator
41. Unmanned aircraft engineer
Jobs of the future in energy and resources
The faster minerals are depleted, the more actively humanity seeks a replacement - new and renewable energy sources. Experts in this industry will learn how to generate energy using the weather or the movement of the human body, stopping the destruction of the planet.
42. Alternative and renewable energy specialist
44. Wearable Energy Designer
45. Eco-analyst in the extractive industries
46. Energy system developer
Professions of the future in construction
Clean materials, robotics, and artificial intelligence will change how we build entire cities. Architects are already thinking about the energy consumption of houses so that they provide themselves with the help of wind, sun, and groundwater. Engineers can assemble buildings from prefabricated 3D-printed elements, and ordering "smart" technology will become as commonplace as choosing new wallpaper and curtains.
47. BIM design
48. Smart home infrastructure designer
49. Specialist in restructuring strengthening old building structures
50. 3D printing designer in the construction
51. The architect of "green" cities is a specialist who designs buildings, neighborhoods, and entire cities, taking into account environmental requirements and with an eye to the principles of sustainable development.
Professions of the future in light industry
The future fashion industry will directly depend on advances in related high-tech fields. For example, light industry specialists will teach shoes and clothes to recharge numerous gadgets built into an everyday wardrobe. They will make jeans and sneakers “wash out” on the go and help you print clothes precisely according to your figure.
53. New fabric designer
54. Clothing Recycling Specialist is an environmentalist with a background in materials science who develops and implements technologies for the optimal recycling of old clothes.
Professions of the future in the social sphere
Not every person will be able to confidently keep up with the changes that the world is waiting for on the threshold of a new reality. Experts will come to the rescue to help you find a common language with advanced contemporaries, "smart" machines, and representatives of other cultures. For example, public moderators will become mediators between conflicting parties or people with entirely different views.
55. Mediator of social conflicts
56. Specialist in adapting people with disabilities to work on the Internet
57. Social moderator
58. Migrant Adaptation Specialist
59. Crowdsourcing Specialist for Public Issues
Security professions of the future
In a world that has quickly become more dependent on data, the security of that data is becoming an important priority. According to the Cyberedge Group, in 2019, 78% of IT professionals reported cyberattacks. A survey by The Myers-Briggs Company gives a figure of 64%. The World Economic Forum in 2019 named cyber attacks and online fraud among the main problems facing society. For the most part, professions in security will be related to the protection of these companies and individuals.
60. Cyber Security Specialist
62. Specialist in overcoming systemic environmental disasters
63. Personal security designer
64. Auditor and Security Coordinator
Professions of the future in business and finance
Blockchain and cryptocurrency will become commonplace in finance and business. At the same time, other assets are becoming more valuable: time, intellectual property, insights, and strategies. To adapt in the future, companies will have to learn to understand and predict it, make quick decisions and deal with change.
65. Multicurrency translator
66. Cryptocurrency bank operator
67. Intellectual property appraiser
68. Personal pension plan developer
69. Talent investment fund manager
70. A trend watcher is a specialist who studies changes in the economy, politics, science, culture, and public life, and then, based on their analysis, issues strategic recommendations to businesses.
71. Corporate Anthropologist
72. Time manager
73. Venture Capital Corporate Portfolio Manager
Professions of the future related to children's goods and services
The children of the future will be developed as an educational product. For example, favorite cartoons and video games shape the values, interests, and vision of the world of the future generation. Therefore, services and products will be developed as educational products.
74. An expert on the image of the unborn child helps schoolchildren form personal development trajectories and selects courses, circles, and sections in proportion to their interests and abilities—an expert at the intersection of career guidance and pedagogy.
75. Children's R&D Specialist
76. Children's robotics designer
77. Transmedia product architect
Professions of the future in education
We live in the context of continuous learning - the concept of lifelong learning. The educational system will inevitably give way to a personal approach to each student. Mentors and tutors will recognize talents from an early age.
78. Educational trajectory developer
80. Author of educational courses based on AI
81. Personal guide for education and career development
82. A mind fitness trainer is a specialist who helps develop the client's cognitive skills using special techniques.
83. Talent search and development expert
Professions of the future in mass media
In the work of specialists in entertaining and informing people, it is not so much the content that becomes more important but the form of its presentation at the junction of real and fictional worlds. And the joint work of cultural figures and artificial intelligence is being transformed into a separate area of mass media.
84. Info stylist
85. A virtual world designer is a specialist in creating fictional realities and metaverses.
86. Augmented and Virtual Reality Engineer
87. Professions at the intersection of creative industries and artificial intelligence
88. A media police officer is a law enforcement officer on the Internet. Fights illegal content, cybercriminals, including those who commit crimes against a person (cyberbullying, stalking, Internet fraud).
89. Media software developer
90. A cross-cultural communication manager is a specialist who helps multinational corporations work with foreign partners, taking into account the various cultural characteristics of this market.
Professions of the future in culture and art
The more people will transfer routine work to machines; the more people will begin to create copyright works of art. People will focus on creativity, exploration, communication with other people and nature rather than satisfying basic needs. Entire professional sectors will change, but new jobs will appear in culture and art. Education, tourism, mass media, etc.
91. Science artist
92. Collective art curator
93. Art Appraiser
Professions of the future in tourism and hospitality
The world's economies are growing, so more people can afford to travel. There will be more tourists, but no more places. The tourism industry will have to satisfy the demands of travelers and make sure they come back again. This will require rethinking travel planning and organization, customer service, and space design.
94. The director of individual tours is a specialist who develops recreation programs based on the needs and capabilities of a particular person. All the term, he stays in touch and accompanies clients virtually.
95. Robotics concierge
96. Developer of intelligent tourism systems
Professions of the future in space
What science fiction writers have been dreaming about for so long can come true in the coming decades - humanity will begin to conquer deep space.
97. Commercial spacecraft pilot
98. A guide in space tourism is a specialist in developing and selecting a program for space travelers, accompanies a tourist or a group during a trip, and conducts an excursion.
99. Life support systems engineer
100. Narrow specialists in the field of space
How to master the profession of the future
To choose the future profession, focus on the occupations on the list that employers are already looking for. For example, being info stylish sounds nice, but it won't help you find a new job this year. But a medical marketer is a future profession with actual demand in the present. If you decide to change your professional area, dedicate a year to mastering a new one, throwing all your strength into existing skills.
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Do you think we evolved?
Evolution at its finest
Interesting facts about the Revolutionary War, the Declaration of Independence and the US political system
Independence Day is a public holiday in the United States. On July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress, assembled from 13 colonies in North America, adopted the Declaration. By this time, the American War of Independence began on April 9, 1775.
Why did the War of Independence start?
The British colonies of North America were founded in the early 1600s by trading companies and religious groups. British governors ruled all territories. The colonies developed rapidly and prospered thanks to trade.
Advancing west into the Appalachians, British troops played a significant role in defeating the French and their Indian allies in the French and Indian War (1754–1763). The war proved to be a costly undertaking, and the British government decided to recoup the costs from the colonists by imposing new taxes on colonial trade and goods. When the colonists refused to pay (and held the Boston Tea Party), sharp divisions broke out between the rebels and the loyalists.
The American colonists believed that they had the right to have their own elected parliament, which should agree to the imposition of taxes and rule jointly with the king. By the 1770s, many in America believed that the king, who lived far beyond the sea, was a despot and that the fundamental freedoms of citizens were being violated.
All this led to an eight-year war with Britain, in which France decided to support the colonists. In late 1781, the American and French armies laid siege to the British army at Yorktown in Virginia, supported by the French fleet. The British Parliament conceded defeat, voted to end the war, and the American colonies gained independence.
Who created the Declaration of Independence?
On June 7, Virginian Richard Henry Lee addressed the Continental Congress with a resolution on the colonies' independence. On June 11, a committee of five deputies was appointed to prepare the document known today as the US Declaration of Independence. These were John Adams (Massachusetts), Roger Sherman (Connecticut), Robert Livingston (New York), Benjamin Franklin (Pennsylvania), Thomas Jefferson (Virginia).
Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence. The Continental Congress voted for the Declaration of Independence as early as July 2, but the discussion continued on July 3. The official date for the proclamation of the Declaration of Independence is July 4 - the day of its promulgation and in its final form. The document marked the beginning of the existence of a new state. Later, in 1789, the Constitution of the United States of America was adopted.
What does the US Declaration of Independence say?
The US Declaration of Independence can be roughly divided into five parts. The first paragraph proclaims the necessity of explaining the reasons that can cause one person to sever the political ties that connect it with another. The second paragraph declares the principles of natural law on which legitimate power is based. The violation of these principles by the regime leads to the loss of legitimacy and justifies its overthrow. Then charges are listed against George III, whose "abuses" (injuries and usurpations) justify the separation of the American colonies. The fourth part tells about the unsatisfactory response to the most humble terms expressed by Americans to the British government. As a consequence, in the final fifth part, the “united colonies” are declared by right to be “free and independent states” (these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States).
What did the Declaration of Independence say about slavery?
Nothing. On July 3, the mention of the slave trade was removed from the text of the Declaration. This happened during the final editing of the text of the document. Of the 28 charges against the British King George III, the charge he encouraged the slave trade disappeared in the final version. There is nothing strange: practically all founding fathers, except for John Adams - Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, James Madison - were Virginian enslavers. Although the export of enslaved people from Africa was then considered an absolute evil (it was eventually banned by both the British Empire and the United States in March 1807), and slavery, as Jefferson thought, should have died out in the New World on its own, unable to withstand competition with free labor, the revolutionaries decided not to talk about the potentially explosive problem.
Why is this document important?
The American Declaration of Independence, for the first time, recorded the principle of popular sovereignty, stating that the source of power is not the personality of an absolutist monarch but the people themselves as a set (political community) of free citizens. For the first time, the value of natural, inalienable human rights was recorded in a political and legal document. Subsequently, this idea finds a more detailed form in the Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen of the French Revolution of 1789.
George Washington became the first President of the United States in 1788. How is the president chosen?
From the advent of the American state in 1789 to the present day, the election of the President of the United States has been indirect, two-stage: at the first stage, citizens, choosing the president, vote for the electors, and at the second stage, the electors elect the new president by separate voting.
1. All states have primary elections for presidential candidates or primaries. During them, Americans (voters themselves) choose candidates from the Republican and Democratic parties.
2. The parties' leadership officially approves candidates for US President at the national conventions of Democrats and Republicans. After that, two competitors for the post of head of state are determined.
3. US citizens elect a president and electors who will later vote directly for one of the candidates in the race.
4. The Electoral College votes. Each of the 50 states has a certain number of electoral votes proportional to the number of electors. There are 538 votes in the country, and to win the election, a candidate needs to score 270. Both houses approve election results of Congress.
How was the two-party system formed?
The early US history period is associated with many groups, but the attitude towards the parties was rather negative. It is believed that the parties that influenced the political process began to emerge in 1824. The Jacksonian Party (Democrats) and the Whigs are two parties. Democrats and Whigs acted in all the states that were part of the young American state but did not survive the Civil War.
The Democratic Party was transformed during the Civil War, and a new party arose - the Republican. The Democrat-Republican system of that period was not entirely modern. It turned out that the Republican Party operated in the north, and the Democratic Party - in the south.
The 1932 elections saw the Democratic Party become an urban party and a migrant party. At the same time, the Republican Party had acquired a conservative status by this time. American parties have been undergoing a new round of transformation since 1968.
Is it possible for the US to have self-nominated and non-partisan candidates?
In the entire history of the United States, more than three thousand parties can be counted. But at the national level, only two of them have won, all thanks to the majoritarian electoral system, which operates by the principle of "winner take all." If at least one more person voted for a candidate, he receives all the state's electoral votes. So the presence of a two-party system, together with the majoritarian election system and the institution of electors, practically puts an end to any third candidate. And there is no conspiracy in this. He simply never will be able to win over to his side the required number of electors.
Other Interesting facts that you need to know
1. In Britain, the independence of the United States was only found out in August
The news was that 13 American colonies of Great Britain declared themselves republic-states. On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America was signed, first appearing in British newspapers only in mid-August. At the same time, the UK media, as a rule, published the full text of the document on the last pages and without much explanation. And in the British public archives, official copies of the declaration appeared only in the autumn of 1776.
2. Of the 56 signers of the Declaration of Independence, only one signed his autograph on July 4
On July 4, the Second Continental Congress (a convention of representatives from the 13 colonies that assumed the role of government during the American Revolutionary War) voted for the historic document.
The Declaration of Independence was signed by 56 people representing 13 newly created states. Among them were two future presidents (Thomas Jefferson and John Adams). The youngest signer was Edward Rutledge (26, from South Carolina), and the oldest was Benjamin Franklin (70, from Pennsylvania). One in eight signatories was a Harvard graduate (7 people in total).
However, on July 4, only one person put his signature under the document - John Hancock, head of the Second Continental Congress. Most of the remaining 55 people signed the declaration later, on 2 August.
The signatures of the state delegates were not necessary for the document to come into force - the decisive weight was the decision of Congress.
3. Three American Presidents Died On July 4th
One of the authors of the Declaration of Independence, the 3rd US President Thomas Jefferson (led the country in 1801-1809). The most famous Founding Father of the United States died on July 4, 1826, precisely fifty years after the independence of the United States.
By a strange coincidence, with a difference of several hours on the same day in 1826, the second US President John Adams (Jefferson's predecessor in office and his primary political opponent) also died.
Finally, another head of state - the fifth US President, James Monroe - died on July 4, 1831.
4. The White House celebrated Independence Day for the first time in 1801.
Although the second President of the United States, John Adams, was the first leader of the country to take up residence in the White House in the fall of 1800, only Thomas Jefferson, the third head of state a year later, initiated the official celebration of Independence Day in the presidential mansion.
Jefferson invited diplomats, the military, some ordinary citizens, and representatives of the indigenous peoples of the United States to the reception. The ceremony took place in what is today known as the Blue Room. In the meantime, festivities were organized on the North Lawn of the White House - a festival feast with horse races, cockfights, a demonstration march of the military, etc. The tradition of such celebrations continued throughout most of the 19th century.
5. The oldest of the 4th of July celebrations is the Bristol parade
This year marks 235 years since establishing the earliest continuing tradition of celebrating US Independence Day.
This is the so-called Parade of military, civilian, and firefighters in Bristol County (Rhode Island), which was established in 1785 and has been held almost annually since then with rare exceptions. The action gathered up to 200-300 thousand people in different years.
In 2020, they decided to hold the parade, but on a smaller scale - as expected, it will be attended mainly by vehicles, and public access will be limited.
6. July 4 became an official holiday almost a century after independence
In 1870, 94 years after the adoption of the Declaration of Independence, the US Congress made July 4 a public holiday for federal employees (an unpaid day off).
And in 1938, Congress changed the status of Independence Day to a paid federal holiday.
7. Americans Eat Up To 150 Million Hot Dogs On Independence Day
According to the National Hot Dog & Sausage Council, about 150 million hot dogs are consumed annually in the United States during mass celebrations on July 4th.
One of the favorite holiday traditions is associated with this type of fast food. Since 1972, New York City has hosted the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest on Independence Day. The task is to eat as many buns with sausage as possible in 10 minutes. Nathan's Famous organize the competition.
In 2020, the competition will be held even despite the pandemic and the cancellation of many public events. Hot dog speed eating will still take place, albeit with precautions. And the traditional crowds of onlookers will be replaced by viewers - the competition will be broadcast online.