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Top 7 jobs of the future

Updated: Mar 2, 2022

There has been a lot of conversation about the future of work. But what about the future of jobs?

"[Insert Job Here] won't exist in 5 years."

Ok, so what jobs will exist? What jobs will be in demand?

If you are thinking of a career change or ways to use your transferable skills, keep reading and learn about the jobs that are here to stay.

Here are my predictions on the top 7 in-demand jobs ( this is not an exhaustive list)

1. Cybersecurity

Cybercrime is growing at an alarming rate. Coupled with the fact, there is a shortage of Cybersecurity professionals in Canada. This makes for a very lucrative career choice. As the world advances, so does technology and sadly, so does cybercrime. The robocalls informing you are going to jail are at an all-time high, phishing scams are becoming more and more sophisticated.

As remote work becomes our new normal, companies are more prone to cyber attacks as their workforce is spread out across the country or even across the world. Hackers will try and access the cloud (shared drive), finances and other forms of intellectual property.

The unemployment rate for Cybersecurity professionals at basically any career level is zero. Projected growth for this industry is 30% by the year 2029.


2. Equity Diversity and Inclusion Professionals

I intentionally separated Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) from the Human Resources (HR) function. It is a common mistake companies make when determining where DEI fits on the organizational chart. Honestly speaking, DEI does not belong with Human Resources. If you want real change, DEI should be separate from HR.

The needs of the workforce have changed. And with the Millennials and GenZ now in primary drivers of change, an inclusive workplace is top of mind for them. In a recent survey conducted by CNBC, nearly 80% of workers reported that working in a diverse environment is important to them when seeking out a new employer. Employees watch how employers respond to social issues and which issues they choose to respond to.


3. Human Resources Manager/Human Resources Business Partner

It wouldn't be right if I didn't have at least one shameless plug for HR. Human Resources has shifted from being an administrative function to having a seat at the executive table. Since March of 2020, HR professionals have been pivoting and trying to reimagine the way we work. HR professionals will need to use design thinking to solve complex workplace issues. They are leaders leading with empathy, who have high emotional intelligence and are (hopefully) trying to make a meaningful impact in someone's life.

Recruiters- No matter which company you work for, hiring is expensive. Having roles vacant is expensive. Sourcing candidates is expensive. A recent study conducted by LinkedIn found that 54% of workers switched jobs in the past 6 months. ← That is a lot of movement in the workforce.

Recruiters have unique skills. They need to understand the hiring manager's needs, understand the role, and then identify the right candidate for the job.


4. Influencer Marketing

Right now, the Influencer Marketing industry is worth 13.8 billion dollars. It is expected to keep growing by 30% by 2028. Over the past 10 years, the way how consumers are influenced to purchase products has shifted. GenZ is the key target market for the influencer marketing industry, with Millenials not far behind.


5. Project Manager

The Project Manager sees a project from ideation to implementation and then moves on. They are the people who define the scope of work, determine who needs to be on the team, set the budget, lead meetings and outline how the project will be completed. It is easy to lose track of who is working on which portion of the project, so PMs use a method called the Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed (RACI) model to move things along at a decent pace.


6. Environment and Sustainaability

Not to alarm anyone, but the world is basically burning. With a pledge to be Net Zero Carbon by 2040, much work is to be done. Some of it has already been started, such as incentive programs, tax rebates and moving from plastics to more sustainable products. But if we want to see real change, we will have to push further and much faster. My prediction is that governments will invest in Climate Action to compete with other G7 countries on the world stage and showcase or innovation of how we (hopefully) saved the planet.


7. Technical Writer

This, by far, is my top pick. A Technical Writer is someone who breaks down complicated instructions in a way a 5-year-old could understand. Have you ever Googled something along the lines of "How to change my Gmail background to dark mode?" and then detailed instructions come up? Well, a technical writer wrote them. Technical writers work with designers to better understand the product and explain it to the consumer.

Let me know in the comments what jobs you think will be in the future.

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