Top 5 – Disappearing, Resilient and Emerging Careers 2020-30

TOP 5
DISAPPEARING, RESILIENT AND EMERGING CAREERS
2020-30

EVERYONE IS AWARE OF THE 4TH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION, WHICH IS TRANSFORMING THE FUTURE OF WORK AND BY IMPLICATION THE FUTURE OF RECRUITMENT BUT HOW IMPORTANT IS THIS?

Is this happening now?

Whilst much of the UK is absorbed in BREXIT paranoia, which will disrupt the economy as well as create some economic opportunities few are considering the impact of 4th Industrial revolution on their own recruitment careers, sectors and businesses.

In our recent blogs; Future of Recruitment 2020-2030 – Your Future Starts Today and Future of Recruitment – A Shifting Paradigm for Recruiters; as well as our recent talks at the Recruitment Expo’s in London and Birmingham we have highlighted the impact on the UK recruitment markets and the sectors most at risk.

In addition we have highlight the threats to recruiters as well as the opportunities this creates for people over the next 3-5 years.

4TH INDUSTRIAL
REVOLUTION - IS IT
HAPPENING NOW?

The simple answer is yes; it has started. The changes currently are mild and the impacts slow but the direction of travel is there to see.
As we have already highlighted the Deloitte analysis of ONS data:

… the impact of automation is already being felt in sectors where a high proportion of jobs have a high chance of being automated. In the UK most of the major jobs losses between 2001-15 have been in Manufacturing 720,000 with the largest number being created in Health and Social Care 1.1m.
DISAPPEARING CAREERS –
FUTURE OF WORK
We have reviewed and analysed a plethora of reports that have been released over the past 12-18 months. (See Future of Work – Key Reports for more details) The analysis leads us to conclude these are the top 5 careers most likely to disappear are:
The probability risks are taken from "The Future of Employment": by Carl Frey and Michael Osborne.
To find out a specific career there is an interactive graphic produced by Bloomberg that enables readers and recruiters to enter a job type and see the likely risk of automation to the role.
RESILIENT CAREERS –
FUTURE OF WORK

In addition to these careers
that involve high levels of the
following human qualities are
less likely to be automated:

>High degree of skill

>High levels of persuasion

>Man-management

>Emotional intelligence

>Emotional Care

>Are highly varied

>Critical Thinking

>Resolving Conflicting

Concepts

>Original Thought

>Repair

This would include senior management and leadership roles, specialist and technical sales roles, research roles and creative and design roles.

EMERGING CAREERS –
FUTURE OF WORK

The final group of careers are ones that will
emerge into mainstream over the next three
years to five years these include:

These tend to be around four key areas:

  • Creating new technology
  • Maintaining new technology
  • Collaborating with new technology
  • New Technological Dimension

The Top five we predict will be:

  • Robot Programmers
  • AI Engineers
  • Machine Learning Analyst
  • Drone/Autonomous Vehicle
    fleet pilot
  • Bot Controllers

Clearly there is a whole raft of careers
that we don’t have the capacity to
imagine yet as the technology has not
become mainstream yet such as a Vlogger
would have been 30 years ago to a 20th
Century journalist.

TO LEARN MORE ON HOW TO NAVIGATE THIS NEW RECRUITMENT PARADIGM CLICK HERE TO READ OUR BLOG ON FUTURE OF RECRUITMENT – A SHIFTING PARADIGM FOR RECRUITERS