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Revealed: The jobs of the future that Brits are most keen to take on

Written by Lee Biggins on Monday, 06 January 2020. Posted in Talent, People

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, explores CV-Library’s latest research, which looks at some of the jobs that maybe around by 2050.

Revealed: The jobs of the future that Brits are most keen to take on

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, explores CV-Library’s latest research, which looks at some of the jobs that maybe around by 2050.

Technology is changing the way that businesses operate; often for the better. The problem is that scaremongering in the press means that there’s a genuine fear that robots really will steal our jobs one day.

Indeed, our study of 2,000 working professionals found that one in three (29.4%) Brits are worried about their job being automated in the future. Alongside this, 85.2% of those working in social care, 70% of those in distribution and 68.2% of those in automotive believe their job won’t be around in 30 years’ time.

So what roles will be around? We’ve taken some time to look at key trends in market and what jobs might be available by 2050. We then asked respondents to rank which ones sounded most appealing to them. With this in mind, here are 10 jobs of the future that Brits are most keen to take on. 

1.      Body Positivity Expert (22.6%)

Promoting body positivity on social media, campaigning across the country and even going into schools to discuss the movement with the next generation. Body positivity is a growing social media trend and this could even become a full-time job in the future.

2.      Space Tourism Guide (21.3%)

This year, NASA announced its aims to start allowing private astronauts to go on the International Space Station in 2020. This means there could be a future demand for this role if it becomes a tourist attraction

3.      Air Traffic Drone Controller (18.6%)

With more companies using drones for a range of purposes, this role would help to manage them more effectively and integrate with the national air traffic control system, paving the way for safer skies.

4.      Extinct Species Revivalist (17.1%)

A role that will be ideal for those working in science, it could involve a great amount of research in order to understand the risks that might come with bringing an extinct species back to life. But don’t worry, we can’t see dinosaurs making their return any time soon.

5.      Artificial Intelligence Teacher (17%)

The national curriculum will naturally evolve and we may find that AI becomes a key subject for pupils. After all, it’s one of the most popular technologies in the world right now, as companies continue to explore its benefits.

6.      Influencer Lecturer (16.2%)

This could be about teaching University students on how to become an influencer, or may even be a specialist subject for those that are keen to find out how the influencer culture transformed our society. The nation is learning more about influencers every day and they play a key role in our society.

7.      Robot Liaison Officer (14.3%)

Professionals in the IT industry are already working with machines to achieve greater results for their companies - but they'll need more management as they evolve. Indeed, it’s unclear whether robots will ever be able to match the emotional intelligence of human beings.

8.      Ethical Technology Advisor (14.1%)

Many organisations are beginning to think about ethical issues when it comes to the power of technology. This role would advise on ethical issues surrounding artificial intelligence (AI), automation and other emerging technologies.

9.      Personal Content Curator (13.7%)

Gathering the best content for clients to post on their feeds; with the ultimate goal to them having a much sough-after social media account. This would be an ideal role for someone who currently works in marketing or social media.

10.   Digital Detox Therapist (12.9%)

According to a YouGov poll, the majority of Brits (55%) can’t get through dinner at home without checking their phone. The role would be a specialist one within the world of psychology and help people detox from social media.

Will you be hiring for these jobs of the future?

Of course, this is by no means an extensive list and some of these job titles might seem a little farfetched right now. However, it’s important to understand where businesses might be heading; especially as the job market continues to evolve and new technologies bring new opportunities.

About the Author

Lee Biggins

Lee Biggins

Lee Biggins is founder and CEO of the UK’s leading independent job board, CV-Library. The site, founded in 2000, was a response to Biggins’ identification of a market niche.

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