The world has changed beyond our imagination over the last few years, especially since the pandemic. When you think of 2030, you might feel overwhelmed thinking what else might unfold in the coming years. VUCA is a term increasingly being used in the context of global business environment. VUCA stands for Volatile Uncertain Complex and Ambiguous.
Every field of work has undergone a lot of change in the VUCA world. And there’s more uncertainty than ever as to what the future holds for all of us.
You must be wondering if you’re on the right track. Do your passions align with future jobs? Are your skills future-ready? If not, what do you need to do to future-proof your career?
You are about to find out.
The Future of Jobs in 2030
As per a report by McKinsey, although the rise in automation and artificial intelligence will eliminate many jobs, technology is bringing exciting job opportunities in your way.
Many leading agencies have been studying the trends in technology, economics, and society to predict what jobs may look like in the year 2030. Here’s what to expect in the next few years.
- The healthcare sector is unfolding more jobs opportunities
The pandemic has brought our healthcare systems to the center stage. The demand for healthcare providers is rising worldwide due to an increase in illnesses. As more people focus on their health, the demand for wellness practitioners is growing. In addition, new jobs are emerging in the geriatric care and pet care domains.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the healthcare sector will add millions of jobs, especially high-paying ones, in the next decade.
- The best of technology is yet to come
The growth of technology has been at a supersonic speed in the last few years. But, the best is yet to come. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, augmented reality, 6G mobile networks, blockchain, and many other technological advancements will transform the nature of many jobs.
- Administrative and support jobs will gradually disappear
Automation of work has been taking over the administration and support roles. As the organisations continue to adopt new technology for customer support, bookkeeping, and other such tasks, these jobs will be lost over the next 10 years.
- Remote work will be the norm
Recently, companies have had to adopt remote work culture as they had no choice due to the pandemic. However, remote work culture is predicted to become common all over the world in the near future.
Seeing the benefits of remote work, many major companies like Twitter, Facebook, PayPal, and Infosys have allowed permanent remote work for as much as 50% of their employees. Other companies are also set to go remote soon.
- More people are going to freelance full-time
The younger generation is finding 9 to 5 jobs dull. Thanks to the flexible working hours and job location, more and more youngsters prefer working as full-time freelancers. Also, creative freedom along with the high-income potential is popularising the freelance landscape.
- Softs skills will be high in demand
Artificial intelligence will indeed wipe off many jobs, but still, it won’t replace human intelligence. Interpersonal communication, decision-making, problem-solving – these are some skills that will continue to be very high in demand in the future.
- Online learning will continue to boom
Online education has been pacing up for some time. The pandemic forced it to accelerate even further. By 2030, we’ll see online education become more personalised, immersive, and interactive with the introduction of augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technologies.
- ‘Passion’ economy will thrive
Social media has given a voice and new ways to earn money to artists, craftspeople, and people passionate about a particular thing. With the growth of technology, people adopting their unconventional passion as a career will continue to rise.
UNESCO also recognises the contribution of creative pursuits in economic growth and promotes a creative economy as a part of their sustainable development goals for 2030.
- Digital marketing will not stop growing
As more and more businesses go digital in the future, digital marketing is going to be essential for brands to attract and retain customers. People who can create content, build and manage digital campaigns, and study audience behaviour online will continue to be in demand.
- You’ll need to keep skilling up
The future is all set for major transformations. You won’t be able to escape it. So, you’ll have to adapt and upskill to not just survive but thrive.
Future-Proofing Your Career
The world is changing fast and you’re not alone in feeling uncertain about what the future holds. These predictions are hinting at a future dominated by technology, creativity, and soft skills.
As we approach 2030, the key to future-proofing your career is to learn futuristic skills and adapt continuously. To take the future head-on, you need to work on your passions, and actively design your life pathways. The Power Club ecosystem enables ambitious and curious teenagers to do just that. By interacting with industry experts, and collaborating with global peers on real world projects, you get to test drive future careers and build your own unique future pathways.