Over the next 7 days, we will see ‘National Apprentice Week’ and ‘National Careers Week’ celebrated widely across the UK.
Whatever your career path and future plans may be, it’s important to explore your options.  We advise that you look at job roles which will still be around in years to come.  Let’s look at the 10 jobs that didn’t exist 10 years ago.
If we take a look at the world 10 years ago, here are just a few of the things which happened in the year 2009:
  • Barak Obama became president of the United States.
  • Michael Jackson Passed away.
  • NASA Announced they found water on the Moon.
  • Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince movie was released (which was the highest selling movie of the year).
  • The Swine Flu Pandemic began.
  • Instagram didn’t exist yet!

So much has changed in the last decade, so it is unsurprising that our jobs have become more innovative and advanced.

We stumbled across an article this morning geared towards the younger generation who are entering the working world.
These are just 4 job roles that didn’t exist 10 years ago but are very likely to continue to thrive – https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/articles/z6rkscw
The widespread adoption of smart phones, the internet, social media and other advanced technologies have not only changed consumers lives but they have also created a whole host of job opportunities. More include:
Mobile App Developer –

Since the Apple app store was released in 2008, there have been approximately 2 million apps released and available to download. Everything from games, art, shopping, job search and email can be made into an app. In 2019, you’d struggle to find a large business or organisation who doesn’t have their own mobile app to showcase their products and services so it is fair to say that skilled Mobile App Developers will have a successful career ahead of them. ‘Prospects’ state that senior developers can earn upwards of £50,000!

Anything to do with Artificial Intelligence – 

You’ve likely heard the term ‘AI’ thrown around as a major buzz word in the business world, but ten years ago artificial intelligence was more of a whisper on peoples lips. AI poses a number of unknown possibilities, so many organisations found it very hard to approach. Since then, faster computing, access to big data and advancement in technology has provided access to an exciting world of robotics and machine learning. Now there are a large number of jobs available surrounding this area, such as AI Engineer and AI project manager. Bill Gates recently Tweeted that if he were starting out now, he would work within the Artificial Intelligence sector. That alone should be enough to convince you but if it’s not, maybe this can… Salaries can reach as high as £170,000 if working for a large organisation like Google!

Virtual Assistant –

Dream of working from home and enjoy working independently? This could be the job for you. In the early 2000’s, cloud computing, video conferencing and wireless internet were becoming much more accessible. Without these, positions such as Virtual Assistant – who remotely perform administrative tasks – would not have been created.

We have only mentioned three job titles above but there are so many more including; Social Media Manager, Data Scientist, Cloud Architect, Driverless car engineer, Drone Pilot/ Engineer, 3D Print Engineer and Virtual Reality Design Specialist. These jobs may not have been around in 2009, but what they lack in history they make up for in demand. If you’re looking to make a difference in the future, we suggest that one of these opportunities should be your starting point.

As Steve Jobs said, “Those who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do”.
Let us know if you’d like any professional advice on graduate roles and Good luck in your future Career. We hope it’s a happy and healthy one!
Here’s some more info you may find useful for now:
The Risk & Reward of Industry 4.0: https://fourpointzeroi.wpengine.com/2018/10/24/risks-and-rewards-industry40/
20 top websites for AI enthusiasts: https://fourpointzeroi.wpengine.com/2019/02/25/20-websites-for-ai-enthusiasts/
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