Disruptive technologies, climate change, robotics, natural resource limitations, renewable energy, the sharing economy, the cloud, big data and ageing populations: these are just some of the opportunities shaping the way people work today and the careers of the future. The hottest jobs are no longer what we had before.
If you’re just starting out on your career journey, it means that exciting prospects abound across a host of emerging industries, with entrepreneurship, connectivity and the human touch expected to be a big part of the future career mix.
Here’s what experts predict the workplace will look like in 2020.
- With the way the global world is rapidly becoming digital, the number one hottest job prospects will definitely be in the ICT sector. Data science analysts, cyber security professionals, application and platform developers, software programmers, analysts, the list is practically endless. To build a career with good future prospects, the ICT sector should be your destination.
- Next on the list is the finance sector. Analysts report that demand for accounting and finance professionals has increased by 44% and will grow by another 22% by 2020, also, the demand for actuaries, mathematicians and statisticians will increase by almost 10% by 2020!
- Health professionals. Do we ever stop needing them? Health professionals are expected to have a demand of up to 40% by 2020 so you should still consider studying in this field!
- Another sector currently in high demand and has the prospects of becoming a “hot cake” in future is the media and marketing sector. Media has taken over everywhere in the world with new innovations springing up daily and with these, new job opportunities and career prospects too!
- Lastly, do not neglect the engineering, law and educational sector. By 2020, the demand for these professionals will be up by over 20%!
So there it is, the top 5 hottest jobs come 2020. Ensure that you make the very best choice when selecting a career to pursue. Good luck!
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