The future of work is more uncertain than ever before.
As emerging technologies develop with rapid pace, a new kind of attitude will develop in the workforce. Careers that span a lifetime are becoming less likely, making way for today’s high school students to have as many as 17 different jobs over 5 careers in their lifetimes.
What are the key skills you need to evolve with the future of work?
Find key insights on the future workforce as we deep dive into the statistics on future employment.
Are your study choices best preparing you for the workplace? Are you preparing for a job that’s on the brink of extinction?
In this article, we map out the landscape of tomorrow’s workforce, so you’re best prepared to excel in your career path.
In the age of adaptability, we must expect to never stop learning.
This article covers key tech skills that are vital for future careers, not just those in the tech and IT industries.
Covering options across cybersecurity, coding, AI, and health, and with information on both longterm study and short courses, this article will guide you through your options for upskilling with further education.
What makes an excellent graduate program?
Graduate programs are a unique opportunity to test your skills and explore different roles and departments across a single employer.
Grad programs are also an excellent option for adapting with your role in short-term, guaranteed employment. We scope out the very best in graduate employers to get your foot in the door.
Visualising the new adaptable workforce
The Top Five Emerging Jobs of 2018, according to LinkedIn
1. Customer Success Manager
A customer success manager is someone who represents an online company or brand, and is the primary customer point of contact. CSMs need skills like communication and emotional intelligence, as well as software skills.
2. Data Scientist
Modern business (in any industry) is driven by data, whether its understanding customer behaviour or uncovering financial insights. Data analysts like TV presenter Lily use maths and stats as their toolkit.
3. Full Stack Engineer
A full stack developer, like Tara from Atlassian, are engineers who can handle all the work of databases, servers, systems engineering, and clients: they’re the Swiss Army knife of software engineers!
4. Cyber Security Specialist
Cybercrime poses a huge threat to government, businesses and individuals. Cyber specialists, like Norman from Commonwealth bank, use their IT and networking skills to keep money and data safe.
5. Experience Designer
Experience designers make a product easier to use and more accessible through continuous research and testing. Designers, like entrepreneur Dean, need to be adept in prototyping and coding, plus soft skills like collaboration and prioritisation.
Author: Eliza Brockwell
Eliza is the Digital Producer for Careers with STEM. Eliza is passionate about creating content that encourages diversity of representation in STEM.