Soon, AI will be found in every job, in every profession, in every industry around the world. When machines do everything, lots of people wonder “What will we do?” That’s why Cognizant now proposes a list of new jobs that will emerge in our report 21 Jobs of the Future. A Guide to Getting – and Staying – Employed Over the Next 10 Years.
Concern about a “jobless future” has never been greater. Seemingly every day, an academic, researcher or technology leader suggests that in a world of automation and AI, workers will increasingly be a surplus to what businesses need.
The concerns are understandable – and work is changing, but it’s not going away. Many types of job will disappear. Many workers will struggle to adjust to the disappearance of the work they understand and find it hard to thrive with work they don’t understand.
But work has always changed, and we have adapted. Technology solves many problems, but it also creates new problems, that need to be addressed by people. Machines are tools, and tools need to be used. By people.
List of the new jobs
Based on the major macroeconomic, political, demographic, societal, cultural, business and technology trends observable today, Cognizant proposes a list of new jobs that will emerge over the next ten years and will become cornerstones of the future of work. We believe that these are jobs that will create mass-employment, providing work for the many people in offices, stores, and factory floors displaced or disrupted by technology.
Some of the jobs are already here, or imminent. Some of them are still a few years out. Some of the jobs are highly technical whilst others won’t require much tech-knowledge at all. So, what are the jobs? Time to say hello to the Data Detective, the Ethical Sourcing Officer, and the Artificial Intelligence Business Development Manager.
Our point is that the jobs you take, are equal to the ones you make – jobs made with the new tools of the trade (AI, VR, big data, et al.) to solve old problems and explore new opportunities. Read more about the specific responsibilities for each new role, and what skills and qualifications that are required in the full report 21 Jobs of the Future.
Also check out the 7 key elements to build a key architecture for work.