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Will your job still be relevant 5 to 10 years from now? It’s an important question to think about as you plan your career over the next couple of decades.
A lot of the most in-demand jobs, job titles, and career paths 10 or 15 years in the future do not even exist yet. But there are also a number of career paths that are future-proof. These are jobs that exist now and will be around well into the future.
Whether you are just getting out of college, in an entry-level position, or you want to ensure you have job stability well into the future, giving thought to the future of a career path is an important consideration that often gets overlooked.
Here is a list of general career paths that are future-proof:
Everyone needs insurance and this isn’t going to change anytime soon. Insurance is an industry that is continuing to evolve as companies are now offering online and digital insurance solutions for auto, home, business, life insurance, and more. You can work as an agent, broker, customer service rep, underwriter, or get into the marketing and development side of the business.
Cybercrime is on the rise. Companies need top-quality professionals to help them deploy online security solutions to prevent cyber attacks, data theft, and network vulnerabilities.3.
With the baby boomer generation continuing to age and with people living longer, there is an increased need for healthcare services. There is a need for doctors, nurses, researchers, medical supply and device specialists, and many other professionals in roles that support the healthcare industry publicly and privately.
The demand for data scientists and people with data analytics skills is increasing. Companies are depending more on big data in their strategic decision-making. As the digitization of business operations increases, so will the need for data and analytics professionals to collect, organize, and analyze data.
The next generation needs education and training. Whether it’s in a traditional setting in school, online, or independent career and professional development, there will be a need for experienced educators.
With society becoming more reliant on companies like Amazon and online commerce solutions, there is an increased demand for warehousing, transportation, distribution, and delivery of goods. Companies are seeking new ways to modernize and make their supply chain operations more efficient and profitable.
Sustainability professionals work with individuals, businesses, cities, communities, and governments to reduce energy consumption and minimize the effect we have on the environment. Preserving natural resources and lessening our impact on the environment will only become more important in the future.
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Riel is a VP of Client Services with IQ PARTNERS where he recruits across the full scope of multiple lines of business, with a particular focus in Financial Services & Insurance, Technology, Human Resources, and Real Estate Services.