Based on some of these predictions, I think a few of these future jobs are ready to go right now. . . like virtual clutter organizer and personal brander – heck, who couldn’t use that service now?
And in my optimistic opinion, I think with the fast rate of advancement with various technologies today, many of these predictions may come true much sooner, like say, 2020. 😉
Not so long ago ambitious youngsters dreamed of becoming doctors, teachers and lawyers.
But it seems the toddlers of today will be clamouring for a job in altogether more unusual fields.
Among the most popular professions in 2030 will be body-part maker, according to Government-commissioned research.
The role will use advances in stem cell technology and prosthetics to create replacements for damaged, diseased and worn-out body parts.
Other occupations of 2030 include memory augmentation surgeons, who will boost the brain’s storage capacity, and space architects, who will design accommodation on the Moon and even further afield.
Advances in science and technology mean they are all likely to be part of everyday life within two decades, according to trend analysts from the Fast Future consultancy.
Other future professions include personal branders, who help others look more interesting when using social networking sites such as Facebook, Bebo and Twitter.
If it all goes wrong, there will be social ‘networking’ workers – social workers trained to help those traumatised or marginalised by their computer addiction.
Virtual clutter organisers, meanwhile, will help us organise our electronic lives.
With Virgin Galactic and other companies pioneering space tourism, space pilots, tour guides and architects are predicted to be in high demand, as are those working on underwater and flying cars.
Jobs as climate change reversal specialists – engineers and scientists who try to reduce or reverse the effects of global warning – are also expected to get a flood of applications, the researchers said.
Weather modification police – who control advances in science that allow us to trigger rainfall – and ‘new science’ ethicists will help keep the scientific advances in check.
The big bucks, however, will come from memory augmentation surgery, virtual law and nano-medicine – the use of tiny particles in drugs and medical devices.
Other growth areas include vertical farming, in which lack of space means crops are cultivated in urban high-rises or ‘farm-scrapers’.
Another popular role will be that of narrow-caster, who tailors the TV footage streamed into your home from hundreds of available channels.
But, just like today, the work of the future will not be all fun.
The least exciting jobs include quarantine enforcers, who will prevent the spread of disease, and waste data handlers who will stop us from being tracked by cyber-criminals.