Not too long ago we were sitting around a table and brainstorming on what the professions of the future will look like. Surprisingly for some of us, we’ve found that there is a lot of research in this field.
After analyzing over 40 various professions of the future, we’ve picked five which represent a real difference to what we have today and which generally sound most exciting.
For good or bad, being a lawyer or a plumber will remain among the professions. However being a plumber 30 years from now will require from you to become a consultant and a source of information for your customers on technologies to help owners reduce water use and save money.
The rewilder’s job is to undo any kind of damage to the countryside caused by people, cars and factories. Еnvironmental damage is a big issue for the planet Earth, which is why this kind of experts will be much needed. It’s similar to what we have today as Environmental Reclamation.
Removing old factories to replace them with green forests may be the dream job of the future for many young eco activists fighting for their causes today. Imagine the disappearing Aral Sea turned into a jungle of wild trees with ecosystem full with wild animals and birds.
The more the future reality is different than the one we grew in, the more people interested in the “good old days” we’ll have. In 20-30 years we may see the appearance of nostalgists. They will act as an interior designer specializing in recreating memories for retired people.
How people of 2015 imagine this is the modern interior designer, but for wealthy retired seniors to reflect their favorite decades, possibly the 70s and the 80s. A nostalgist work will be to re-design living for all the ones wishing to revive their old memories.
The good nostalgist will need to be a good therapist, historical researcher and interior designer at the same time.
Simplifying processes and cutting everything unnecessary will be at the core responsibility for a profession we’ll most probably call a simplicity expert. Imagine three days right after the first simplicity experts start redistributing resources. Would company owners be hooked on the idea to double their results by extending the workload back to five days a week and try to resist the new work culture?
We imagine that the best simplicity experts will be extraordinary social scientists. They would also need to partner with business process professionals from the past.
Aquaponic Fish Farmer
Due to global warming and industrial activity, in a few decades we may have lost most of the big populations of wild fish currently still thriving in the oceans. Since we couldn’t just stop eating fish as it’s one of our healthiest sources of protein, we are already looking for reliable solutions.
One possible solution could be the Aquaponic – a smaller-scale version of fish farming, which is easier to manage.
Aquaponics combines fish farming with gardening: plants cover the surface of the water and the fish living below. The plants provide the required oxygen to the water and the fish produce natural fertilizer for the plants from the waste they produce. The Aquaponic fish farm needs much less resources than the big fish farms. That’s why it’s expected that a huge part of traditional fish farmers will become aquaponic fish farmers.
Aquaponic Fish Farmers will be responsible of providing the food in remote communities.
Agile Supply Chain Worker
Being an agile supply chain worker may sound boring to some people, but this is going to be one of the most exciting professions that the future can offer.
We are approaching something called Project Economy where products are built in pieces produced in various parts of the world.
More and more companies will need specialists who source for materials from new places and connect company supply lines on the fly to keep costs low and turnaround fast.
This week it might be cheaper to import field-effect transistors from Poland than to build them in the UK. Next week the price from Romania may become better for the same quality and the company will quickly change the supplier.
Being an agile supply chain worker may be a demanding but creative and rewarding job.
While researching for fresh sources for information to write this blog post, we were truly impressed by what the Canadian Scholarship Trust Plan made with their career landscape predictions for 2030.