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Jobs of the future

If you are not thinking of what skills you will need to navigate the future corporate world, you are already left behind. Also if your children are not on a path to prepare them for what school is not preparing them for they may struggle to enter the job market.

The COVID -19 pandemic has shown us that the future is totally different from the past in terms of how people will work.

Although some jobs will be extinct, jobs in the medical and tech fields still have great promise.

According to McKinsey and Company artificial intelligence, automation, and robotics will make this shift as significant as the mechanization in prior generations of agriculture and manufacturing. While some jobs will be lost, and many others created, almost all will change.

We zero in on some of the future jobs in tech and maintenance that have longevity that you should look into:

Mobile applications developer

Mobile development continues to generate traction across industries. And as more businesses rely on mobile technology to reach customers, demand for app developers will grow.

Data architect

While the collection of data can be automated, the ability to translate, analyze and make business recommendations based on that data is in high demand from employers these day and going into the future.

Business intelligence analyst

The need for business intelligence analysts has increased as companies have embraced the use of big data analysis, which has increased their activities in data mining and reporting. This job involves turning raw data into actionable insights and developing reporting solutions that work across the organization.

Marketing analytics manager

Marketing analytics managers will become as the business sector works towards making sense future trends. These professionals are responsible for providing data-driven insights to various stakeholders and leveraging information from marketing automation and customer relationship management software, and other business intelligence tools.

Business analyst

Business analysts bridge the gap between business and IT. They ensuring business data and reporting needs are met. Companies hire for this role when they want to act on business intelligence and make data-driven decisions.

On the other hand the reality is some jobs will never go out of style and it’s better to have the skills for these in order to have a secured future whether it’s in a the job market or as a business person.

Steering a bit away from tech you can still have a long career in the following jobs.

Sales person

A salesperson finds prospective customers for their company's products and services through online research, email and phone outreach, and social media messaging. They work with these prospects to identify their challenges and needs, and ultimately find a solution.

Plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters

Most plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters learn on the job through an apprenticeship. Some attend a vocational-technical school before receiving on-the-job training.

Building construction, maintenance, and repair should drive demand for these workers, and overall job opportunities are expected to be good.


Carpenters are skilled craftsmen who work in the construction and cabinet making industry. They fabricate all sorts of wood constructions; from entire frameworks of buildings, to custom kitchens or ornate details on wood trim.

Builders/ Construction managers

We all need this service at some point or another. Whether it’s building commercial buildings or homes, building can never be extinct.



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Editor's note

American novelist Louisa May Alcott said it best when she said “Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.”

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