The Future of Jobs in 2030

AP Photo/Paul Sancya

 (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

The onset of technologies such as mobile devices and the Internet have created ways in which changed the world we live in. We have seen radical transformations in communications, exchange of information, commerce, and almost every industry so as to keep up with the pace of an ever-changing global society. As for the economy, we have seen notable leaders and companies always on the look out for what’s new and what can serve better to the public. 

Let’s take a look at what you can expect in the realm of jobs by 2030.

The World at Everyone’s Fingertips

The Internet has allowed small to medium businesses to reach a global market from the comfort of their own homes. Here comes a profusion of cottage-industry start-up firms composed mainly of young people born out of the technological age. They have challenged the ways we see formal training and a structured profession. They consider themselves as their own boss, working at their own pace and time, while creating a sustainable living from the World Wide Web.

Other companies such as BT, formerly British Telecoms, in the UK are front-runners in encouraging homeworking for their employees partly to reduce overhead costs. About 10,000 of its 97,000 employees have taken up the option of working at home on a full-time basis and many do so part-time.

Everyone Gets to Be Heard

With the rise of social media, everyone gets to have a say on whatever issues that come across the news. From users in web forums up to the members in the Parliament, opinions from all sectors in the society gets to be heard thanks to the Internet. Fluidity in the exchange of ideas from the workplace is more commonplace.

Extending Your Work

Many of us may have to work well past 65 years old, as we live longer lives and our pension funds struggle to maintain us. But this doesn’t mean we’ll be carrying on with our old careers.

Giving time to use other talents or changing skill sets may help build new careers or businesses to remain sustainable – especially when forms of work for the over 65s are relatively low-skilled roles or executive-level consulting.