What will the job market be like in 20 years?

The British Government asked itself the same question and decided to commission a British consultancy firm specialising in trend analysis to conduct a study.

The study considered demographic and climate forecasts for the next 20 years and reached the conclusion that global population would reach 8.3 billion, food demand would increase by 50%, water demand by 30%, China and India would become global powerhouses and technology would play a crucial role in our lives

Based on this study, they predicted a series of jobs that would be in high demand in this future. Here are a few examples:

Body part maker These professionals will manufacture organs and limbs to replace damaged ones based on studies that will involve genetic engineering, biomedicine and biotechnology

Segmented audience journalists: Work for journalism professionals who will be responsible for creating news, entertainment and information adapted to personal needs and interests.

Nanodoctor: Advancements in nanotechnology will enable ailments to be cured with robots from inside your body.

Elderly well-being specialists. This will involve a combination of geriatrics, gerontology, medicine, psychology and sports science, and will tackle issues related to medicine, aesthetics, psychiatry, sport, finance and lifestyle for the elderly. An ageing population and longer life expectancy will make this essential.

Alternative vehicles engineer. This career, which requires industrial engineering studies, is already producing results through the creation of eco-friendly cars as an alternative form of sustainable transportation. Electric cars are already on the market.

Virtual lawyer. Life on the Internet is generating (and will generate) a large number of problems related to privacy, virtual fraud and intellectual property. All these problems will need to be resolved through specialised lawyers who could live anywhere in the world.

Vertical farmer. Hydroponic farming enables a large amount of farmland to be saved and the production of more food in less space. Furthermore, it is less harmful to the environment… The future of food production will involve growing crops on several levels. This system would also enable a lot of farm labour to be automated.

 

Ramón Rodríguez Lago

HR Analytics Department

ACCIONA Human Resources