So what are the 40 top jobs of the future?
The UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) has recently produced a Careers of the future 36 page report highlighting what it thinks will be the top 40 jobs of the future. The report is aimed at people who are supporting individuals as they make their career choices. No one knows exactly what will happen in the future as regards jobs, but the report highlights the importance of autonomy and flexibility in the workforce of the future along with the need for people to acquire new skills and update their current skills to progress in the working world.
It contains a full list of 100 jobs all highlighted as Careers of the Future, and casts a spotlight on 12 roles across a range of sectors, giving an outline of the job, what the work entails, key statistics which may be helpful in making career decisions, and details on various entry routes in to the job. Each role also includes a range of useful links to allow the reader to explore more about that particular career.
All of the roles featured combine vital factors for a great career - from pay and career opportunities, to entry routes, progression and personal development.
The report aims to offer inspiration on a range of careers to those who may support young people in making these important decisions, and highlights the value of good intelligence in making such significant career decisions.