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85% of jobs haven't been created yet. What could yours be?

By: Haley Zilberberg

According to a 2018 article on Huffpost, 85% of jobs that will exist in 2030 haven’t been created yet. The article in reference refers to a report published by Dell Technologies and the Institute for the Future.

The workforce is constantly evolving. 15 years ago, jobs like meter reading, switchboard operations, and video store clerks were in high demand but either now no longer exist or are dramatically reduced. 20 years ago, jobs we have today like blockchain engineers, big data analysis, and Youtubers and influencers didn’t exist. Many of the jobs around today might not be around in another 15-20 years, and there are so many new jobs yet to exist.

So, what jobs might be coming in 2030?

An article on LinkedIn includes a list of some jobs that might be coming up by 2030. These include the following:

What education or training will you need for these jobs?

2030 isn’t too far off, so you might be wondering how you can gain skills and a competitive edge to be qualified for jobs that don’t exist in 2022. While we don’t know what skills will be needed, having the ability to think in an agile way, be curious, creative and adaptable will help navigating employment in the next decade. 

You may also be able to look for certification or other types of training programs that can prepare you for emerging career paths. Rather than trying to predict what is yet to come, Dell Technologies believes that people will learn as they go. 

The workforce may become even more globalised

By 2030, it’s possible careers may be even less tied to locations. We’ve already seen an increase in remote work opportunities, but it’s possible that employers will look to source talent without geography as a consideration. However, this can come with a downside as it might make employment more unstable, furthering the “gig economy”. 

What you should do today to prepare for the uncertainty and excitement of your future career?

A 2022 refinery29 article says that over the next four years Australia will require another 6.5 million digital workers for roles that support digital technologies and technological changes. If you’re interested in working in these sorts of roles, it can be useful to look into expanding your knowledge about digital businesses or finding training that addresses knowledge gaps. Honing some basic skills like digital literacy, ethical business practices, and global operations might help you to get your skills fine-tuned and ready for where change may take you. 

And even though there will be changes, some things will still remain the same. There are jobs that will always be required, like lawyers, medical professionals, tradespeople, and human resources. In the face of an everchanging world, you can look forward towards the excitement of the unknown or follow a career path that feels secure. That choice is always yours.

If you'd like to plan an exciting career for the not-too-distant future, please reach out to Bravo Careers. Our supportive career coaches are here to help.