4 jobs of the future that don't exist today

Social media managers, home fitness instructors and coders are the jobs of today. But what are the jobs of tomorrow? The roles experts have predicted may surprise you.

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Social media managers, home fitness instructors and coders are the jobs of today. But what are the jobs of tomorrow? The roles experts have predicted may surprise you.

Could your parents have ever predicted your job? And for the parents among us, could you take a stab at what your child’s future career beholds?

The answer is you probably can’t. New careers are appearing at a rapid rate, a response to the world’s shifting technological and societal needs.

So, what will our needs be tomorrow? And what are the roles that we’ll all be vying for?

By considering the impact of COVID-19, global warming and a steady increase in technology, experts have made some educated guesses.

Space pilot

Whether you think Richard Branson’s recent trip to space was opulent or necessary, galactic travel is set to become less a subject of sci-fi, and more steeped in reality.

With global warming on the rise, big wigs such as Elon Musk are deeming investing in the sector necessary.

So, who’ll steer these increasingly frequent rockets into space? A new generation of space pilots, that’s who.

Work from home facilitator

With so many professionals now working from home, organisations need experts in health, safety, ergonomics and mental health to ensure their businesses can not only survive but thrive while working in pyjamas.

Work from home facilitators are predicted to draft remote working policies, as well as ensure employees are physically and mentally well while doing their jobs at home.

Human-machine teaming manager

While previous predictions for the future drew attention to robots and machines, there’s a swarth of human jobs that will be equally important as the technology itself.

A human-machine teaming manager, or man-machine teaming manager, will ensure that machines and humans work collaboratively in the workplace. For those who said robots will replace us, this is proof that they won’t.

Virtual reality (VR) technician

With so many businesses capitalising on virtual reality, VR reality technicians will soon be in high demand. These experts will both service existing VR, as well as make recommendations for new technologies that can support businesses.

If you’re interested in one of the above areas, but feel that they’re too far from today’s study options, think again.

There are thousands of university courses available to study online through Open Universities Australia that can point you in the direction of a future in technology, occupational health and safety, mental health or wellbeing.

You may choose to begin with Studies in Space Exploration, or perhaps Virtual Realities and Games Software Production.

A future in which these jobs exist may seem light years away, but it’s never to early to start working towards your part in it.