New professions, social-emotional skills and focus on continuing education. These should be the main characteristics of the professionals of the future according to the study “Detechting the careers of the future” conducted by edtech Descomplica and published by Valor.
“On the radar of future trends, technology is always detected first and foremost. It opens the door to the new career landscape, even in territories previously perceived as less technological”, the report begins, making ‘Career Radar’ list afterward:
In addition to the increasing relevance of technology, the research points out that it will be increasingly natural to experiment and experience several careers, at different stages of life to meet the needs of the individual, of society, and of the labor market.
The survey was based on different research and publications from around the world, data from official bodies and recruitment companies, and conversations with experts in various fields to understand what the main trends are that will dictate the future of work. According to the World Economic Forum in partnership with PwC (2020), investing in the qualification and requalification of the workforce can bring a gain in global GDP of US$ 6.5 trillion by 2030.
The environment, in turn, should also demand new specialized careers, and create jobs for human resources professionals, data analysts, lawyers, investment analysts, renewable energy specialists, and product designers with a focus on sustainability.
“Through technology, it is possible to gather data, extract information, evaluate and monitor actions that promote or compromise sustainability. Big data, blockchain, Internet of Things, drones, artificial intelligence, gamification, People Analytics, remote imaging, and georeferencing, among other technologies, are already part of the daily life of some organizations, but they can still grow and be used by more professionals in the sustainability ecosystem.”, the authors conclude.