With technology moving faster than ever, it’s hard to imagine what careers will look like 20 years from now. But The Canadian Scholarship Trust Plan (CST), a not-for-profit foundation dedicated to helping Canadian families save for their children’s post-secondary education, wanted to find out.
With help from foresight strategists, CST took a look into the future to find the jobs that may be commonplace by the year 2030.
They examined macro and micro trends that “appear to be shaping the future,” explains Martha Turner, a vice president at CST. “These trends include aging and demographic changes, climate and energy changes, immigration and globalization, digital technology, scientific and technological advances, personalization resulting from leveraging big data, security, and stability.”
I – Word Understanding
Foresight strategists – is a planning-oriented subset of foresight (futurology, futures studies), the study of the future. Strategy is a high level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty.
II – Have Your Say
Here are nine jobs that will likely be available in 2030, according to CST:
1.Tele-surgeon: These surgeons operate on people remotely with robotic tools instead of human hands.
2. Nostalgist: Nostalgists are interior designers specializing in recreating memories for retired people
3. Re-wilder: These professionals were formally called “farmers.” The role of the rewilder, however, is not to raise food crops, but rather to undo environmental damage to the countryside caused by people, factories, cars, etc.
4.Simplicity expert: The simplicity experts of 2030 are interested in looking at how businesses can simplify and streamline their operations.
5.Garbage designer: Garbage designers find creative ways to turn the by-products of the manufacturing process into high-quality materials for making another entirely separate product.
6.Robot counselor: In 2030, robots will play a greater part in providing home care and services than they do today
7. Healthcare navigator: These professionals teach patients and their loved ones about the ins and outs of a complicated medical system.
8.Solar technology specialist: These specialists may own land where they manage a large spread of solar grids, to sell the harvested power to stations and other communities
9.Aquaponic fish farmer: In 2030, populations of wild fish are disappearing — so new production methods like aquaponics will step in to replace fish that we can no longer catch in the wild.