Technology springs new surprises on mankind with every passing day. A few decades ago, no one would have heard of words like data science or the Internet of things. Today, even while people have come to understand the implications of such careers, technology has taken a few more advanced leaps. Some jobs will always rule the roost irrespective of mankind’s advancement in various industries. These include information technology, medicine and health care, trade as well as hospitality. You can never anticipate a world without these services because they are indispensable to one and all. However, with the convenience and comfort that technology offers, some jobs will be a preferred choice for most individuals in the future. The options are as varied as the qualifications required, but these will definitely be the most in-demand jobs for the future. Geo-political or geo-economic turbulence can turn the tide of employment in any direction. From offline to online consultations and interactions, the world is witnessing multiple changes in the manner of working environments. The street-smart individuals have taken up arms to go the e-commerce way. Mobile apps have become a rage and second nature to almost everyone. Futuristic job options are going to be niche, interesting, challenging as well as highly rewarding. Let’s deep-dive into the best careers for the future.
Did you know? Robotics are likely to replace a majority of jobs in the future, and technology is likely to impact mankind in many different ways?
An Insight Into Some of the Best Future Career Options
Listed below are some of the best jobs for the future. Let’s have a brief look at each one of them.
Solutions Architect Professionals
Digitisation has made our lives extremely comfortable, but our dependency on technology comes with various issues. This is where a Solutions Architect steps in. These professionals are adept at establishing the entire technical mapping for specific solutions to various issues of a business. These individuals come with diverse academic qualifications, e.g., software information, computer science, as well as information technology. They have immense knowledge about the various technologies involved in a system, identifying problems and then designing the most appropriate solutions for them. From software development to network administration, they are a one-stop shop for systems solutions. The annual average compensation of such professionals is about ₹14 lakhs at entry-level and increases to ₹23 lakhs with a few years of experience. Experienced individuals with a good work record can draw 38 lakhs per annum.
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Data holds the key to many business solutions. The web and the world are infused with data, and the right data for any business is crucial to making practical and fruitful decisions. A data scientist is skilled in data mining and data visualisation. They help businesses understand the exact details of the sales cycle, namely, the kind of audience, age groups, likes and dislikes, geographical location, preferences and more. These details enable businesses to offer optimal experiences to their diverse clientele and cater to their preferences which helps retain them and boost sales and revenues. The average Indian salary of a data scientist is about ₹11 lakhs. This is one of the top IT jobs in demand for the future, and an experienced data scientist can easily take home an annual pay package of ₹25 lakhs.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) Robotics
These are going to be the most popular future jobs in demand. Japan is one country which is leading in robotics. You can find robots being used in restaurants, senior care institutions and other leading enterprises. There are many professionals who will become redundant because of robotics. You need to have an analytic mind that is passionate about Math and Science. This helps individuals to understand and apply the principles of computer science, electrical, and mechanical engineering to create robots capable of performing the most challenging tasks beyond human imagination. The entry-level monthly compensation for such professionals is ₹25 - ₹27 thousand, depending on the city and the organisation where the individual is employed. A mid-level experienced robotics engineer can easily draw a remuneration of at least ₹62 thousand per month. A Master’s degree can help such professionals get employment in esteemed organisations like Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) as well as renowned organisations across the globe. Individuals qualified as Artificial Intelligence engineers resort to machine-learning techniques for technical reconstruction and image analysis. They know exactly how to implement such solutions to make the applications in artificial intelligence produce optimal results. Their skills are employed in making AI-driven solutions to successfully recreate human behaviour for achieving success in the most complex tasks. A fresher can earn ₹8 lakhs a year, and an experienced AI engineer can earn a handsome salary of ₹50 lakhs per year.
The career of a lawyer involves patience, discretion, understanding, and unbiased judgement. A career in law is one of the most popular choices for several individuals. Within the ambit of the law industry, you can specialise in different departments like real estate, family, trusts and estates, immigration, and even criminal law. There are specific courses which you can pursue after successfully completing your 12th class. You can also avail of diploma and integrated law courses. After your 12th, you can start pursuing the specialised stream of your choice. The undergraduate course has a duration of 3 years. You can also pursue a Master’s degree of 2 years for further specialisation in your chosen subject. Lawyers never run out of business. There are always some disputes to resolve. If you get associated with a law firm, your annual salary can range from ₹25 and ₹30 lakhs. Established lawyers can earn between ₹1.5 - ₹2 crores.
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India is one country known for its fanfare and mega wedding celebration. You don’t need to be academically qualified to become a successful wedding planner. However, with the increase in demand for customised and destination weddings, there have emerged special training schools offering courses in this subject. A higher secondary qualification makes you eligible for enrollment in these schools though there are mandatory requirements. Some of these include:
- Good communication and conversation skills
- Management and coordination skills
- Leadership skills
- Social etiquette
The competition is stiff, but you can always carve a niche for yourself. The basic expenses incurred by wedding planners amount to almost ₹15 to ₹20 lakhs. There are various other expenditures depending on the families in question and their requirements. When you start on a small scale, your earnings can vary between ₹1.5 and ₹19 lakhs depending on the scale of the wedding. This is one profession which is always scaling new heights. Once your efforts are recognised, you can expect your cash reserves to overflow. Money is not the only criteria for stepping into this industry. You get immense creative satisfaction which motivates you to enhance your skills more.
Doctors are always going to be an indispensable part of our lives. The human touch is known to heal and drive 50% of a patient's illnesses, and something machines will not be able to emote. Specialisation in a specific branch of medicine can only help enhance the prospects of these professionals. After an MBBS degree, you can specialise in neuro-surgery, cardiology, radiology, dermatology or even paediatrics, to name a few. Surgeons and dermatologists are going to be some of the most high-paying jobs (in the) future. The pay scales for medical personnel vary across the diverse branches but are quite rewarding. Surgeons can earn from ₹90 thousand a month to more than ₹60-80 lakhs a year as they also make home visits to consult patients. It is also considered the best job for women.
Solar Energy Experts
The environment is facing a huge risk in terms of the unhealthy burning of oil and gas, leading to global warming. Carbon emissions have impacted our environment in a huge way. The focus is now shifting to solar energy. The future is going to witness a mushrooming of solar expert professionals. You need to complete a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or mechanical engineering. You need to be well-versed in power distribution and power transmission and enhance your skills in electrical systems. Other branches of engineering like computer software, industrial, and chemical engineering can also help you qualify to pursue a career in this industry. An eye for detail and skills to introduce designs for testing and simulation are prerequisites for this profession. An entry-level professional can take home a monthly package of about ₹15 thousand. An experienced professional can draw an annual package of about ₹30-35 lakhs depending on the city as well as the organisation.
Drone Technology Experts
This industry is witnessing huge growth and is going to grow bigger in the years ahead. There are multiple options to choose from industries like software and engineering to agriculture and even national defence. All enthusiasts of this technology, desirous of becoming drone pilots, have to be trained at a centre approved by the Directorate General of Civil Aviation. The academic qualifications involve successful completion of the 10th standard. Individuals should be physically fit and are required to get through the prescribed medical examinations. The minimum age requirement is 18 years, and the maximum age requirement is 65 years. Individuals must possess good skills in Maths, and Information technology, have excellent concentration skills, and a calm demeanour. In addition to these skills, they need to be enthusiastic about aviation, possess the aptitude to conceptualise in 3D and be quick on the uptake in decision-making. The annual entry-level salary is ₹5 lakhs and is dependent on the location and organisation. An experienced professional can enjoy at least ₹8-10 lakhs per annum. These are likely to double in the years ahead.
Technology has pervaded our lives, and our dependency on it is unimaginable. It continues to advance at a galloping speed, and the future is likely to make a sci-fi world become a reality. Technology has also opened new doors to many challenging professions. This article helps you understand some of the most highly paid jobs of the future which are going to be pursued by several individuals. Some jobs like marketing, event management, public relations and even writing will still be managed by individuals though many other jobs will witness robotics establish their domination.
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