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While some jobs are declining in importance with the changing times, other new industries are set to boom. In fact, some are already experiencing rapid growth. Traditional occupations like sales, management and accounting are increasingly being adapted to fit the context of the industries of the future – whether that means healthcare or drone development (yikes!).
The good news is that you can discover these industries now and hop on board while you’re still young and fresh(ish)-minded. If you’re looking for a career change, you may want to consider these seven industries…
Video Game Development
Offering that often-needed escape from reality, the video game industry isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. The gaming economy will continue to boom through everything video game-related that enhances game-play. A far cry from the original Nintendo that we all grew up with, the video game industry has united with social networks to encourage virtual multiplayer gameplay with others (from Cityville to The Sims Social) and will continue to do so. Design, development, marketing and the sale of video games will only increase in size and scope. Any career that involves video games sounds pretty great to us.
Voice Over Internet Protocol
Voice-over internet protocol (VOIP) is a communication protocol involved in the delivery of voice communications and multimedia sessions over Internet Protocol (IP) networks. In simple terms? VOIP is a method for taking analog audio signals (the kind you hear when you talk on the phone) and turning them into digital data that can be transmitted over the Internet, allowing for a standard internet connection to place free phone calls. Soon, long-distance charges will be a thing of the past and VOIP will change the traditional phone system as we know it. Major US carriers like AT&T are already setting up VOIP calling plans.
Sad as it is, newspapers, magazines and good, old-fashioned paperback novels are becoming things of the past. E-publishing is taking over the publication realm, saving countless trees in the process. Working well with shrinking urban living spaces, E-publishing involves the digital publication of articles (like the one you are reading right now), and the creation of digital libraries and catalogues. Increasingly, more and more people turn to their smartphones, laptops and tablets to access their daily news, trash magazine gossip, and bedtime read.
Mobile App Development
From here on in, we’ll always want the quicker, simpler and more intriguing at our fingertips. With over two million apps currently available for download on smartphones, there’s an app for everything. Mobile apps aren’t only for over-stimulated teenagers anymore either; they are increasingly being used by companies for business purposes. Business owners want their employees to have important information and tools at their fingertips – it saves them the hassle. Furthermore, apps of the future will span far beyond cell phones (as in smart shoes, smart sporting equipment and smart homes). If you crave excitement, mobile app development is not only innovative, but also ever-changing and competitive as you have no option but to stay ahead of the game.
At the end of the day, all we have is our health. Digital health allows us to take it into our own hands (quite literally) to track and manage it. Especially with the increasing reliance on our smartphones as a lifeline (no pun intended), digital health has shot to huge popularity in recent years. What exactly is digital health? At the core, it involves the convergence of the digital and genetic revolutions with health and healthcare, making healthcare and treatment more personal. It involves mobile devices, computer-aided diagnosis, platforms for patient engagement, social networking, gamification, and wearable tracking devices. It serves to bring the cost of healthcare down, an increasingly necessary task with our aging population.
Alternative Energy Sources
With environmental issues front and centre, coupled with an increase in world oil prices in recent years, there is an increasing demand for alternative and renewable energy sources. An increasing number of countries have turned to wind, tidal, and solar power to save money and the environment. This demand for cleaner, cheaper resources definitely won’t disappear in the duration of our careers (or those of our unborn kids). This, of course, goes hand-in-hand with green construction, which will also be huge in itself.
As business goes even more global in the future, we’ll need to learn to communicate through language barriers in the most efficient way possible. Aside from business-to-business purposes, translation services are also increasingly vital to engage and communicate with customers and consumers around the world.
These are just seven industries that need to be on your radar of course. Others to discover include things like e-commerce, drone development, 3D printing, big data, driverless cars and senior living.
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