One of the biggest fears of new technology is that artificial intelligence (AI) will take away people’s jobs. But, is that necessarily a bad thing? Especially when it will also create more interesting new jobs?
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According to a February 2021 report by the World Economic Forum (WEF), contrary to popular fears about job losses, the WEF predicts that automation will result in a net increase of 58 million jobs. About two-thirds of the jobs will become higher-skilled and the other third will be lower-skilled.
With the work landscape constantly evolving, here are 5 jobs that don’t exist today, but will soon, according to US-based global employment website Monster.com:
1. Drone Manager
Set your future employment standards high – literally. Over the next 20 years, drones are expected to lose their novelty and become part of routine life, which means it will need experts to set and enforce standards for acquiring and maintaining an organisation’s drone fleet.
2. Medical mentor
Value-based care is trending, especially in challenging times of uncertainty and anxiety. So, there’s plenty of room for advocates and mentors in the healthcare industry – people who will check in with patients after their appointments with the doctor to ensure they are following through on recommendations about exercise, nutrition or medication. They will also be invaluable in assisting people navigating certain barriers that are keeping them from reaching their health goals.
3. Self-driving car mechanic
Yes, self-driving cars will likely eliminate many jobs, but the industry has a lot of scope for new jobs, as well. The cars won’t fix themselves (yet), so mechanics will be in business. But apart from old-school skills, mechanics of the future will also need to be comfortable working with the latest technology.
4. Autonomous transport specialist
Imagine an air traffic controller – but for self-driving cars, drones and other new-age vehicles, like hoverboards. Cities and towns will need humans to monitor all forms of neo-transit. Integrating autonomous vehicles into current systems and monitoring results is just one part of their job functionality.
5. Human-technology integration specialist
An information technology representative with life coaching experience will help teach others how to leverage and use the vast assortment of technologies in the future in the best possible way, to improve their quality of life. By combining a holistic approach, this person examines different work and consumer technologies a person uses and streamlines devices and platforms to optimise their day-to-day routines.