Jobs for the future

Posted by | October 28, 2013 | General, Job Seekers, Recruiters

To stand on the threshold of a working life calls for some important and delicate choices.

There are jobs available today that did not exist 10 years ago, and there are jobs we haven’t begun to imagine that will exist a decade from now.

It is possible, however, to take an educated guess at some of the work categories that hold solid promise of a career, even if it’s not for a working lifetime.

Consider this list:

  • Aged care services – an ageing population means there are numbers and demands for services and care well beyond what was required in the past. There are the obvious jobs, such as healthcare, but older folk are more active than they were in past generations, so travel and selected sport and exercise coaching are now among services to the elderly.


  • Social media – Love it or hate it, it isn’t going away. In fact it has an increasing role in commerce as well as its “traditional” one for social communication. Skills in demand for a career in this field would include marketing, written communication skills and as boundless an imagination as you can develop because, no matter how imaginative you are now, social media will inevitably stretch the boundaries.


  • Environmental sustainability – Corporations are edging, either by will or legislation, towards better management of their resources and of the impact the business or productivity has on the environment. It’s a career that will require a lifetime of skills development, but it’s hard to imagine one with a better future.


  • Health care, including medical documentation and records – As the population increases and medical treatment becomes more frequent and complex, there will be the need to manage a mountain of information. Documentation and scheduling will grow exponentially. In direct health care, increasing specialisations will become available as treatments become more niche.


  • Human Resources ­– As corporations grow larger and the process or recruitment is handled by specialists instead of shop-floor supervisors and managers, and as employee management legislation becomes more complex, human resources departments have a strong and assured future.


  • Advertising – Commerce is the cog of business and advertising is its lubricant. There are diverse and challenging new ways to deliver advertising to the market a business seeks these days, so the creative mind and the technical ability have a future in advertising.

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