The job market is changing, especially with the ascend of new normal & a wave of AI automation, it is predicted that 70% of skills today will be automated by the year 2030.
That calls for a massive revamp of necessities in the skill set, we think we will need for our careers to grow.
Being a GenZ, a generation that is literally the dotcom generation, it could be difficult to choose career options post you finish your school. With so many news streams, so many new-skill set requisites throughout the world, choosing the wrong career or degree, can potentially prove devastating for your future success.
So here are some future safe jobs & skill sets, to look out for before choosing your final career path post-high school. These career streams & jobs are not just highly sought by GenZ, but also shaping the ever-changing dynamic of the corporate world.
Here are some interesting facts about the generation ready to take the next step for the future.
AI & Automation
AI & automation hold the maximum number of opportunities of the future, a new age & exciting career options that would sprout with driverless cars, robot doctors, data scientists, and more. A recent study on GenZ also suggests they are the most tech-savvy generations & seek to build careers in future tech eagerly. In fact IBM, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and Deloitte are the top five companies that Gen Z is applying to on Glassdoor.
“Automation and AI will lift productivity and economic growth, but millions of people worldwide may need to switch occupations or upgrade skills.” – Mckinsey, 2020
Linkedin recent employer-employee surveys also list the following skills as the TOP FIVE SKILLS NEW GRADS ARE LEARNING
And here is a list of career options you can choose from in AI-
These career options can be shaped even with a traditional bachelor’s in technology or a new age bachelor’s in technology with streams like biotechnology, computer science, IT, etc.
To read more about career opportunities in AI & the future market read this report by Mckinsey.
When most of the mundane jobs will be AI dedicated or automated, the most valued skills will involve high imagination, creativity & strategic innovation to take your career & organization on a growth spree. Like AI, Creative careers are expected to not just grow in demand but also will be very highly paid in the future. AI automation is expected to take up a major part of regular & intricately detailed work, but imagination & creativity will always be expected in the top hierarchy of the management.
For example, here is an interesting fact “For those graduating from secondary school in 2024, based on workforce projections used by the Government in its industrial strategy,3 forecasts suggest that creative occupations will grow by 5.3% over the next six years. That is double the projected job growth across the UK economy and an additional 119,495 creative jobs by 2024.”
Here are a few of the creative job options to look out for future career options after the 12th standard –
In 2025, analytical thinking, creativity, and flexibility will be among the most sought-after skills – World Economic Forum
“[GenZ wants] to engage in work that has meaning and purpose. … They’re a socially conscious generation focused on their tech readiness, using technology to communicate and collaborate, to build ideas.”
Mark Sparvell, Senior Manager for Education Marketing at Microsoft
GenZ has seen the most catastrophic & conclusive proofs of Global Warming, Gender Equity, Income Disparity, Racism & political discords in our times. Also given the technological tools they are exposed to (read the internet.) they are most equipped to raise their voices & make the very needed difference. The recent research suggests GenZ (young adults) seek a purpose in life, not just a career; which means they want to join careers where they can actually be vocal and make a difference, which shouldn’t come as a surprise given the recent pressure internet roars by this generation builds on the world to changes, be better even pressurize governments to change policies.
So here are career options that would help you change the world at ground level-
For more consideration here is World Economic Forum report of future of jobs –