Have you ever wondered what job you’ll have in 10 years? This trend-spotting firm came up with some ideas for what new jobs could exist by then.
New technology will eradicate some jobs, change others, and create whole new categories of employment. Innovation causes a churn in the job market, and this time around the churn is particularly large–from cheap sensors (creating “an Internet of things“) to 3-D printing (enabling more distributed manufacturing).
Sparks & Honey, a New York trend-spotting firm, has a wall in its office where staff can post imaginative next-generation jobs. Below are eight of them, with narration from CEO Terry Young (who previously appeared here talking about health care).
1. Digital Death Manager
2. Un-schooling Counselor
3. Armchair Explorer (this already exists, btw).
First, this list is a great example of why creativity and playfulness are so important to cultivate – it’ll help you adapt to the future.
But several of these jobs also require being able to think creatively and outside the box, being adaptable and adjusting to new problems like “I haven’t been in school in 10 years but want to go back), and thinking abstractly. All of which are cultivated and grown through play!
- 8 New Jobs People Will Have In 2025 (fastcoexist.com)
- I Have Changed My Job Title To…Corporate Disorganizer. (thismuchweknow.net)
- Disruptive Technologies (michaelchishala.wordpress.com)