Choosing a career path has never been easy, but in our fast-paced, increasingly high-tech world, it’s now more difficult than ever to settle on a job that’s likely to offer employment security through a lifetime.
Where once it was quite normal for workers to settle in just one job or one line of work for life, these days there is less longevity on offer and considerably less security in the jobs market. Indeed, industry experts suggest the current generation of workers will change career path five to seven times during their working life.
To make things worse, the uncertainty in employment markets has been exacerbated by the increasing use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in business – a technology that has already rendered many previous roles redundant.
Future-proof careers thought to have the greatest security
Whether you’re looking for your first job or just want a change to something with greater security, below are some jobs thought to be the most future-proof.
Work in a space-related role: There’s never been a more exciting time in the space sector and with so much ongoing activity in both exploration and the possible colonization of planets soon, careers in the space industry are likely to remain in high demand. Moreover, space tech and knowledge are already being put to good use across a huge number of seemingly unrelated disciplines – everything from agriculture to logistics, communications and national security, etc. With so many diverse opportunities, having a working knowledge of the space industry will serve you well in the years to come.
App and software development roles: Few would deny the impact tech and computers have had on modern life and the trend shows no signs of slowing. With the ubiquity of smartphones and the increasing integration of tech into business, people with skills in app and software development are already in high demand and will surely remain so in the future.
Gain knowledge of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML): As mentioned above, AI is already in wide use across both personal and business computing and with the tremendous advances being made, having knowledge of either (or both) will position you well for employment in the future landscape of work.
Look for a career in data analysis: Data analysis is now a driving force across pretty much all industries and is helping spearhead greater productivity and efficiency in a huge range of sectors. Where once data analysis was considered to be a slightly geeky or boring subject, its huge array of applications to modern business means this role is already enjoying unprecedented growth rates.
Try your hand at education or training: While it’s true AI is radically changing most jobs and even usurping some roles rendering them needless, teaching is one area where the tech will likely never rival the empathy, understanding and skills of humans. Teaching is a sure-fire career choice if you’re looking for a future-proof job. A job in education also has the added benefit of letting you know you’re making a difference in the lives of others and imparting your wisdom.