Future jobs: Discover the Top 10 jobs in demand for the next 10 years

Choosing your uni subjects or wondering how safe your job is?

Innovation experts Nesta just published a report which reveals the most in-demand jobs in 2030. Revealing the skills and experience recruiters will look for now – and in the future.

Considering factors such as automation, urbanization and an older population, it paints a picture of what the job market will look like in the next 10 years and beyond.

So, find out if your job’s cushty or if it’s time to retrain for future success. Here are the 10 best careers to go into.

Innovation company Nesta has just published a report which reveals what the job market will look like in 2030. Here’s what experts reckon will be the most in-demand jobs for the next 10 years – and beyond.

1. Teachers

The future workforce will need a wide knowledge base as well as specialist skills. That means we’ll need people to teach subjects such as English language, history and philosophy to prep candidates for future jobs.

In the Nesta report, Teachers and other public sector jobs fare well against the threat of automation. Robots can’t get their pincers around interpersonal skills just yet.

2. Sports Therapists

Millennials are more likely to hit 24-hour gyms than nightclubs. So, we’ll need Personal Trainers to crunch their cores, Sports Therapists to ease strained hammies and Nutritionists to advise on which protein shakes to gulp down.

3. Artisans

Shoppers will pay extra for local, authentic and specialist products and services. That means artisans such as Coffee Roasters, Butchers and Barbers will help revitalize high streets.

4. Skilled Tradespeople

Automation will impact manual work jobs. But looking at how long it takes that Toyota robot to pour a glass of juice, tradespeople are safe for now. The study shows that skilled tradespeople such as Joiners, Glass Makers and Home Decorators will have work for at least the next 10 years.

5. Hospitality and Catering Professionals

As people crave new dining and flavor experiences, the food and drinks industry will boom. Chefs, Bartenders and Baristas tick the most in-demand skills for future employment: with originality, flexibility and management skills.

6. Engineers

More and more people are moving to cities to work and live. To accommodate them, we’ll need Electrical Engineers to wire our smart homes, Civil Engineers to design our roads, Software Engineers to connect streetlights to the internet, and Environmental Engineers to power them when oil runs out. But it’s Sales Engineers, with in-demand technical knowledge of the goods and their market, who come out on top in the survey. 

7. Healthcare Professionals

As people live longer, we’ll need Doctors, Nurses and Physiotherapists to look after us. But as medicines and living conditions improve, chances are we’ll live our golden years in good health. Counsellors will help us learn, work and stay culturally aware in our 80s and 90s. And Care Workers will rig up the wearable technology to monitor heart rates, blood-glucose levels and sleep patterns.

8. Veterinary Nurses

It’s not all about us. With 44% of UK households owning some form of pet, it’s logical that we will need people to look after our furry friends, too. The skills of Veterinary Nurses will be in demand for at least the next 10 years. 

9. Salespeople

Salespeople have the originality, flexibility and management skills recruiters will look for in the future. And as urbanisation continues and high-street stores revive, shoppers will want to talk to actual, real people. Bad news for self-checkout bots.

10. Creatives

Flannel-shirt wearing creatives are safe – for now. Designers, Marketers and Writers will benefit from new digital technology and easy access to roles. They’ll get creative with roles, too. Game Designers, for example, have systems skills to show societies how to thrive with new technology.

 

But don’t worry if you can’t draw: fluency of ideas is the ability to come up with solutions to problems. So it can apply to all sorts of jobs in the future.