Thursday, June 13, 2019

Jobs In Demand



With machine learning, artificial intelligence, quantum computing and other
high-tech advances, most of us have wondered if our jobs will be taken over by
technology. The bad news is, this is already happening for some professions
doing rote work, such as telemarketers.

The good news is, studies show that some jobs are less at risk than others,
because they are complex rather than predictable, or require the kind of
creativity or emotional intelligence that machines don’t yet possess. So here
are 25 jobs that will not disappear anytime soon.



1. Mental Health and Substance Abuse Social Workers


These health care professionals are “what you probably think of when you hear the word ‘therapist.’ They have ongoing clinical relationships with individuals, couples, families, and groups in community treatment programs, schools, or office settings.” These complex human relationships and insights into what drives behavior make the profession nearly future-proof.


2. Choreographers




A choreographer is an artist who designs and directs dance routines and
performances that will entertain, inspire and sometimes challenge audiences.
A quintessentially creative profession-combining music and
movement-choreography is beyond the capability of machines right now and
for the foreseeable future.




3. Teachers




Teachers not only need to know a lot, they must shape the development of
their students, with keen insights into their character, their abilities and what
motivates them. Empathy and a nurturing nature are important characteristics.
While teachers increasingly must know how to use new technology to do their
jobs, they are unlikely to be replaced by it.





4. Supervisors of Police and Detectives




These law enforcement professionals, including police sergeants and captains
are tasked with coordinating criminal investigations, providing their expertise
and guidance to investigators. Their work requires leadership and
problem-solving skills, a thorough knowledge of police procedures, grace under
pressure and other qualities.





5. Clergy




In different religious traditions, a clergy person is an ordained member who
conducts religious worship, carries out official rites and provides spiritual
assistance, moral guidance and support to congregation members. Dealing
with personal, emotional, spiritual, societal and other issues makes the clergy’s
job hard to replicate by machines.




6. Marketing and Professional Drivers




According to The Independent: “Machines aren't great at critical thinking, or
coming up with new and exciting ideas.... People who design for a living, or
who work with ideas, words and images will probably survive the increase in
automation, because machines don't function like humans. Not yet, at least.”




7. Psychiatrists





One of the things that’s hard for machines to replicate is emotional intelligence.
A fair bit of this is required by psychiatrists as they diagnose, treat and try to
prevent a variety of mental, emotional and behavioral disorders in their patients.





8. Human Resource Managers




While computers may search resumes for the right keywords, narrowing down
the field for job candidates, human resources managers also have insights into
what makes people tick personally and professionally that they rely on as they
recruit, interview and hire new staff. Mediating disputes, handling disciplinary
actions, planning strategically to make the best uses of the workforce’s talents
also require serious people skills.






9. Athletic Trainers



As much as fitness devices like Fit bit are all the rage, it still takes the personal
touch of a fitness trainer to keep people motivated and on track for their
exercise goals. And with an aging population, and all the associated maladies,
the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that from 2016 to 2026 the
profession should grow by 23%, much faster than average.





10. Data Scientist




While machines are great at amassing data, sometimes it takes a human to
understand the story it is telling in its algorithms and code. According to the
book Doing Data Science: “A data scientist is someone who knows how to
extract meaning from and interpret data, which requires both tools and methods
from statistics and machine learning, as well as being human.”





11. Marriage and Family Therapist




These therapists also need emotional intelligence and human insight to do
their jobs, as they “treat a wide range of serious clinical problems including:
depression, marital problems, anxiety, individual psychological problems, and
child-parent problems.” With a 23% predicted employment growth from 2016
to 2026, their job prospects outstrip many other professions.





12. Gig Workers




In today’s growing gig economy, temporary, flexible jobs are becoming more
common, with numbers of freelance workers and contract employees growing
compared to full-time staff. Often their work is related to technology, such as
Uber and Lyft drivers, and food bicycle delivery people. The work requires
flexibility and independence—something machines aren't known for.





13. Dentists




People aren't crazy about other people poking around their mouths; they’re
even less eager to have machines take over the role. With nice salaries to boot,
(human) dentists will continue to find a growing demand for their services,
diagnosing and treating problems of the teeth, gums and other mouth parts.





14. Music Directors and Composers




Creativity is the hallmark of the composers who write and arrange original
music and the directors, or conductors, who lead musical groups during
performances and recording sessions. With the number of people attending
musical and theatrical performances expected to stay steady in the years
ahead, the profession will still be needed, although with increased
competition for jobs.



15. Registered Nurse




An aging baby boomer population will ensure that demand stays high for
registered nurses, who work in hospitals, clinics, assisted-living facilities,
homes, schools and more. They also provide specialized care in areas such
as cardiac care, midwifery, family practice, geriatrics, labor and delivery and
emergency nursing.”




16. Conservation Scientist and Foresters




The continuing need to prevent and deal with forest fires, as well as consumer
demand for wood pellets, will ensure that conservation scientists and foresters
are around to plan, maintain and preserve public and private woodlands. In
the future, the best job prospects will be for the professionals who well know
geographic information system (GIS) technology, remote sensing and other
software tools.




17. Cybersecurity Experts




With the growing number of cyber attacks threatening our increasingly
connected workplaces, cybersecurity is a profession that will continue to
command good wages and grow—conservative estimates predict that job
growth in the sector will be 37% a year through 2022. Good for those in the
field; alarming for the rest of us. And a case of how technology is creating new
jobs.




18. Multimedia Artists and Animators




With the high demand for animation and visual effects in video games,
television, movies and online, employment prospects for this profession will
remain steady. While multimedia artists and animators must use the latest
technology in their work, the creativity they bring to projects keeps the
machines as tools, instead of masters.





19. Chief Executives




Whether an organization is large or small, its chief executive has their hand
at the helm, devising strategies and policies to ensure that it stays on track
and meets set targets. Long hours, high stress, and plump salaries and
bonuses are part of the job for both public and private sector chief
executives. As long as there are organizations, there’ll be a demand for
leadership.




20. Dietitians and Nutritionist



An aging and increasingly obese population, and the rise of diseases such
as diabetes and heart disease, will help keep demand for dietitians and
nutritionists high, with employment projected to grow by 14% over the next
decade. These professionals are experts in using food and nutrition to
promote healthy lifestyles and manage disease.





21. Mechanical Engineers




While machines are on the rise, you still need people to create and care for
them. Mechanical engineers help design, make prototypes, test, refine and
produce just about any kind of machine you can think of. These include ones
for the automotive industry, aerospace and transport industries, power
generation, refineries, insurance industries, building services, railway
systems design and other sectors.



22. Coaches and Scouts




Coaches and scouts find and refine athletic talent. Coaches give amateur
and professional athletes the training and skills they need to become
contenders in their sports. And scouts track down new players, assessing
their skills and how likely they are to be successful. With high interest in
college and professional sports, the demand for this profession will grow at a
rate faster than most other jobs.






23. Physicians




“Some say technology will replace 80% of doctors in the future.
I disagree,” writes Dr. Bertalan Mesk√≥. “Instead, technology will finally allow
doctors to focus on what makes them good physicians: treating patients and
innovating, while automation does the repetitive part of the work.”
A growing and aging population will help ensure the demand for physicians
grows.





24. Recreation Workers



Recreation workers keep people active and healthy with fitness and
recreational activities in sports centers, camps, nursing homes, community
centers, parks and elsewhere. With an increasing societal focus on lifelong
health and wellbeing, these professionals will continue to be in demand to
work with people of all ages in a variety of settings.







25. Executive Chefs



While automation will take over some food production jobs (and already has),
people will always want a good meal out. Combining manual skills with great
creativity, an executive chef knows how to mix flavors and create innovative
menus in ways that will future-proof their profession. Fast-food chefs, however,
are susceptible to automation and AI burger-flipping assistants.

Disclaimer: Following article came from MSNmoney