Do you sometimes worry you’ve made a pretty big mistake when it comes to your career?

It’s not about whether you enjoy your work or not; it’s that the job no longer exists.

In the coming decade and beyond, we’re going to see a monumental shift in the working world.

The rise of automation is projected to cost around 40% of jobs in the United States, and as much as 85% in other regions. As such, anyone who’s thinking about a new challenge has to keep in mind the longevity of the job they’re thinking about undertaking. Below, we take a look at three such options.


The World of Tech

The jobs that won’t exist in the near future aren’t going to just vanish; they’re going to be replaced, by machines. We tend to think of technology as being all-reaching, but that’s not really the case, at least in terms of what’s to come. If the tech giants get there way — and since they hold all the capital, they will — we’ll see all aspects of life, from the home to the roads and beyond, infused with information technology. As such it’s a pretty reliable field to enter if your primary concern is job security. And of course, it’s a diverse field, too — you can be involved in AI, programming, developing smart cities and roads, and much more.

Into Healthcare

We live in unusual times. Soon, for the first time in history, there are going to be more elderly people than there are young people. This is going to make certain industries, such as healthcare, balloon when it comes to demand for employees. Indeed, there’s something of a nursing shortage at the moment, making it one of the best career choices. A qualified nurse will never be out of work! There’s also ample opportunity to earn a high wage, too, especially if the nurse studies for a Master of Science in Nursing from Regis College. While some people think that tech is the future of the working world, it’s actually healthcare — eight of the top ten jobs scheduled for growth by the Department of Labor are, in fact, just various ways of saying nurse.

Alternative Energy

We live in changing times, the biggest of which being climate change. If we’re going to avoid ecological disaster and the end of the human race, then we need to find ways to lessen our impact on the natural world. But of course, this isn’t going to be easy. Though the global leaders have been dragging their feet when it comes to change, it’s going to happen sooner or later. If you’re involved in the shift, then you’ll find plenty of opportunity for work. This could be in research alternative energies, becoming an urban planner and adapting cities affected by climate change, or working to “greenify” businesses.

The world is ever in flux, but it seems a little bit more so these days. Make sure you’re positioning yourself to be at the top in the future!