NEW AGE JOBS: THE CAREER PATH OF GEN Y AND GEN Z
- In 1961, only 34% of women were employed.
- Most of the jobs in the 1960's were in production such as agriculture or manufacturing, which employed 46% of workers.
- Education was the most popular bachelor's degree in 1960. Business became the most popular bachelor's degree by 1980.
- A fifth of all employment in the US falls into just 10 job categories: 1) Retail salespersons - 4.3 million; 2) Cashiers - 3.3 million; 3) Food preparation and serving workers - 2.9 million; 4) Offer clerks - 2.8 million;
5) Registered nurses - 2.6 million; 6) Customer service reps - 2.3 million; 7) Laborers and freight workers - 2.1 million; 8) Janitors - 2.1 million; 9) Secretaries and admin assistants - 2 million.
- By 2015, millennials will represent 50% of the workforce worldwide.
- The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004.
- Many jobs today did not exist 10 years ago: 1) App developer; 2) Market research data miner; 3) Admissions consultants; 4) Millennial generational expert; 5) Social media manager; 6) Cloud computing technologist;
7) Sustainability expert; 8) User experience designer.
- For a student starting a four-year technical or college half of what they learn in their first year of study will be outdated by their junior year.
- 65% of kindergarteners will have jobs that currently do not exist.
What does the future hold for Gen Y and gen Z?
- Skills needed for the future: 1) Critical thinking; 2) Problem solving; 3) Creativity; 4) Digital literacy; 5) Entrepreneurism.
Predictions for jobs in 2030
- Digital architect: Designs a selection of virtual buildings for advertisers and retailers to market their products.
- Waste data handler: Disposes of data waste in a responsible way.
- Elderly well-being consultant: Specializes in holistic and personalized care for the elderly.
- Climate controller: Manages and modifies weather patterns.
- Body part maker: Creates living body parts for transplants.
- Avatar manager: Designs and manages holograms of virtual people.
- Memory augmentation surgeon: Helps preserve and improve memory in an aging population.
- Nano-medic: Creates very small implants for health monitoring and self-medication.
- Personal branding manager: Develops and manages your personal brand.
- Vertical farmer: farms crops upwards rather than across flat fields to conserve space.
- Child designer: Designs offspring that fit parental requirements.
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