Experts at the Institute for the Future say that about 85 percent of the jobs that today’s university students will have in 2030 simply haven’t been invented yet.
New jobs emerge all the time thanks to the advance of technology and the past couple of years has been a period of rapid adjustment as generative AI technologies come to the fore. For example, the job title of prompt engineering is becoming a vital part of the AI ecosystem––but it didn’t exist a couple of years ago – writes Kirstie McDermott, Senior Content Manager, Amply.
Now, as workers and businesses accelerate the rapid adoption of platforms such as ChatGPT, this is a job with staying power and remuneration to match. Salaries in the US, for example, are reported to be between $230,000 and $335,000—and the number of job posts featuring the term “GPT” rose 51% between 2021 and 2022.
AI is just one area where new job titles are rapidly emerging and we can expect to see jobs for sentiment analysis, AI trainers, AI compliance manager and prediction analysers (among many others) emerge over the next few years.
New jobs emerging
But there are other sectors in which new jobs will emerge too. As the Internet of Things, augmented or extended reality, the metaverse, and blockchain technologies intertwine and embed themselves increasingly into our everyday lives, recent research has identified 10 potential key job titles of the future. They are:
- Chief automation officer (CAO)
- Gamification marketing specialist
- Metaverse research scientist
- Metaverse storyteller
- Cybersecurity threat attribution analyst
- VR programmer
- Human-machine matchmaker
- AR journey builder
- Data detective
- Digital reputation defender
Getting hired now
Knowing what has the potential to come down the tracks is incredibly useful for tech workers, as this is a sector that is ever sensitive to change and the need for upskilling. Making small changes now can help to futureproof your career, so you’re ready when the time comes.
It’s a positive time for the UK labour market too. According to the UK Parliament, from April to June 2023, the number of people aged 16-plus in employment was 32.93 million, and while employment levels decreased by 66,000 in the last quarter, they’ve actually increased by 137,000 over the past year.
In tech, things look good too, with the sector’s contribution to the economy growing by 26.5% between 2010 and 2019. Around 1.7 million people are employed here in tech, adding over £150bn to the economy annually.
So if you are in the market for a new job, or just want to have a look at what’s out there, then the Payments Cards & Mobile Job Board should be the place you begin.
It contains thousands of roles all across the UK.