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It’s not easy to manage your family’s finances. There are always bills to pay, it seems like there’s always a surprise expense just waiting around the corner, and while the costs add up, the inward flow of cash never seems to quite happen. However, so long as you have a job, things will be OK. The issue is that this might not be true for everyone. In the coming decades, a significant portion of jobs is to be lost to automation, which will leave many people on the scrapheap. To prevent this from happening to you, you’ll need to have a job you can be sure will exist in ten years and beyond in the future. We take a look at four of them below.
All Things Tech
It can feel like we’re living in a world that’s dominated by technology, but actually, this is not the case. The majority of society isn’t one big buzz of electricity, though it will be in the future. The tech revolution is in full swing, and in the decades to come, will only become more pronounced. As such, you’ll be well-served by looking for any sort of tech work. The more advanced you go, the more assured you’ll be of not only having a job but a well-paid job.
Manufacturing and Logistics
Manufacturing has always been a good career choice, but the skills required are going to change somewhat in the future when there’ll be a greater emphasis on reducing waste. What with climate change and increased costs of transporting goods from one place to another, companies are looking for people with lean manufacturing skills. Take a look at lean online courses, and you’ll be making yourself highly employable by companies who need employees with this area of expertise. This can be an especially lucrative position, too, which will help secure your family’s financial future even more.
The world’s going to be facing some unique challenges in the coming years, specifically those related to climate change. There’ll be a great demand for workers who are able to manage cities that are feeling the worst of the effects, as well as people who are able to develop alternative energy sources. If you work in a job that is on the frontline of these jobs, you’ll likely always have worked (though it may be better if that wasn’t the case).
The Next Generation
We talked before about automation, but there are some industries where this is highly unlikely to be an issue. Education, for instance, is one of them. If you’re naturally good with children and have a passion for passing on knowledge, then consider becoming a teacher. It’s effectively a job for life.
The demand for healthcare professionals is also going to skyrocket in the coming years, due to the aging population. Look at becoming a doctor, nurse, or care home worker, and you’ll have more job offers than you can shake a stick at, for as long as you’re working, too.