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Life is changing much more rapidly than it might seem. With the development of the Internet, robotics, genetic engineering, many traditional professions are dying out and new promising specialties come to replace them, the basics of which make sense to master now.
The most important thing is the ability to learn: if you want to keep up with the times and make good money, you will have to improve your qualifications and master new skills constantly.
It is also worth improving your ability to perceive and process large amounts of information. Learn to formulate a query for a search engine, evaluate the authority of sources, read between the lines and filter news.
The person of the future must be an interdisciplinary specialist. In order to save money and control quality, you need to own not only your own business, but also the skills of promoting and analyzing the project. Success is already living at the intersection of sciences: the humanities cannot survive without the exact sciences, and an engineer will have to study social and psychological processes in order to be in demand on the labor market.
Communication skills are needed to exchange experiences, educate and train followers. The living wage for a true master of his craft is confident English, which opens the door for international communication with colleagues and replenishment of the global pool of knowledge.
What professions have a chance to come to the fore?
The Internet is the most promising medium for career growth. With the development of the global Web, it becomes clear that you can work even from home, even on the seashore - if only you have access to Wi-Fi.
Website design and content, e-commerce and internet marketing are leading the way on job sites. There are more and more specialists who teach how to correspond, maintain their image on the Web and promote e-business. Instead of training on confident behavior in real life, people prefer lessons on correct self-presentation in the digital space.
Departure into the world of digital technologies and rejection of live communication brings the development of virtual reality to the fore. Fictional worlds with their architecture, physical laws, emotional fullness are needed everywhere: in the entertainment industry, construction, medicine, tourism, trade. For AR architects, the doors to the future are always open.
The leading direction today is the so-called "Big Data". In this area, for example, database architects work, who come up with ways to store and access all the accumulated information. Also, auditors and analysts of a new level are involved in this area, who are able to see a broader picture of the market, the political situation, and the environmental situation.
Another option for the future is a digital linguist. Literal translation is inferior to semantic retelling: for people to understand each other, today it is more important to convey meaning and context than linguistic nuances. Already now, linguists are working on the creation of perfect electronic translators that can eliminate communication barriers not only between people of different countries, but also between humans and computers.
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Modern medicine requires fusion with genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry. Genetic engineers are already able to partially program the genome, and in the future there is every chance to solve the problem of world hunger and incurable diseases. Medical physicists are able to perform positron emission tomography or, say, operate on tumors using proton beams from a special accelerator. Finally, the digital era will not be complete without IT-oriented physicians: they will be able to create and manage databases of medical data and case histories, develop software for medical equipment and support the viability of the next generation of hospitals.
Cutting-edge research is also associated with personalized medicine. It's time to stop bringing different patients to common standards. Private clinics are already relying on genetic analysts to study DNA data and predict the rate of aging, disease susceptibility, appropriate treatments, and even tailor-made dietary plans.
The development of technology increases the demand for specialists who are able to create, configure and repair all kinds of devices. In the future, skills in three-dimensional design, programming, as well as working with nanomaterials and microsystems technology, portable devices and sensors will become more and more valuable.
Finally, one of the most alluring, controversial and promising areas of science and technology is artificial intelligence. All digital giants of the world are already investing enormous funds in the development of technologies that bring us closer to science fiction stories: "smart" home, digital assistants, self-learning computers, creatively gifted robots.
For those who are close to the world of thinking computers and sentient androids, you can seriously think about working in this area. For example, develop a legal framework for the life of machines in a society of people, teach in a school for robots, train people to interact with artificial intelligence. Who knows, maybe androids will need the help of digital psychoanalysts to the same extent that living people have needed psychological support from time immemorial?
Creators of the world of the future
When it comes to technology development, it's time to think bigger. It's time for architects to learn how to design smart cities that balance the internal ecosystem. Digital roads with high-tech road signs should guide autonomous vehicles to avoid accidents.
In such cities, transmission lines, water pipes and other communications will be united into a single network, for remote control of which trained specialists will also be required. In the cities of the future, city farmers will grow vegetables and fruits on the rooftops, urban environmentalists will promote ecological lifestyles to the general public and deal with the prevention of systemic environmental disasters.
Finally, the world's greatest thinkers will use all open communication channels in order to share the main message of a brighter future: only love and respect for each other, open communication and mutual understanding give us a chance to save the planet and bring humanity to a qualitatively new level of life.
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Atlas of new professions 2.0.
M.: Publishing house "Olymp-Business", 2016.
For the first time in Russia, the Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO and the Agency for Strategic Initiatives conducted a large-scale study “Foresight of Competencies 2030”, in which over 2,500 Russian and international experts took part, to identify the professions in demand in 19 sectors of the economy. And here is the result in front of you. Atlas of New Professions 2.0 will help you build your own trajectory of movement into an interesting future.