TOP future professions — a selection from ZONE3000
Today, in our joint column with ZONE3000, we’re delving into an important topic – the professions of the future. As technology advances rapidly, the demand for certain specialties is changing. For example, just ten years ago, no one could have imagined that drone operators would be in such high demand, or that social media advertising would create a need for reel makers. Therefore, current trends indicate that new professions will emerge rapidly due to lightning-fast technological progress.
Let’s contemplate what IT professionals will be needed in the market in just a few years. Perhaps you’ll be interested in a direction to pursue your own development right now.
Data Erasure Specialist
Any information we publish on the World Wide Web remains there forever, and deleting it completely by yourself is impossible. So, if you ever need to erase some or even all of your digital traces, a specialist like this will be invaluable.
Human-Robot Interaction Manager
This professional will know how to optimize human-machine relationships. With their assistance, this interaction will become controlled and optimized. The specialist will suggest and justify which processes should be automated and which should remain in human hands.
Despite existing methods of recycling, the amount of waste on our planet continues to grow. Hence, there will be a high demand for specialists who will solve global pollution problems. Waste engineers will develop intelligent large-scale recycling methods and seek the most effective recycling types to save Earth from massive pollution.
Augmented Reality Travel Developer
Taking a stroll through the Louvre or traveling to the Moon from the comfort of your own home is not a dream; it’s a realistic possibility that will be available to everyone in 5-10 years. The future travel developer will create projects and augmented reality tailored to individual client requests, providing maximum immersion in the world of virtual travel.
Ground robots that deliver goods and food no longer surprise anyone. Now, imagine that in the near future, logistics services will be provided using drones. A specialist will be needed to launch, operate, maintain, and track these drones. They will control not just individual devices but an extensive logistic system, similar to an airport dispatcher.
Algorithm Bias Auditor
Algorithm bias is the process of reviewing and verifying AI algorithms for correctness. This specialist will monitor the use of artificial intelligence in every business division of a company. As AI is increasingly seen as having both helpful and harmful aspects, controlling its usage and preventing potential issues is crucial.
Medical Robot Operator
Scientists predict that soon, most surgical procedures will be performed by robots, resulting in faster and higher-quality surgeries. However, specialized operators will be needed to support and control these machines.
Innovations like digital locks provide a high level of security. However, like any technology, they are not perfect. Thus, a “digital locksmith” will not only install such locks but also assist if you get locked out of your car or need to access a building when the system malfunctions.
Autonomous Transport Manager
This professional will ensure the efficient and safe operation of roads where autonomous vehicles will be prevalent in just over ten years. One of the primary responsibilities of the autonomous transport manager is to oversee automated processes to prevent road congestion.
Chatbot-Human Relationship Coordinator
The HR profession will remain in demand, but the responsibilities of HR specialists may change, expand, and even evolve into new positions like this one. This specialist will ensure that the use of virtual assistants does not disregard employees’ emotions, including concerns or disappointments.
Some of these professions may seem a bit futuristic, but the modern tech industry proves every day that anything is possible. So, it’s entirely possible that we’ll see job postings for these positions in 2-3 years. That means you can start learning about one of these fields right now.