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5 Most Popular Careers of the Future

BrainGain magazine brings you 5 emerging careers that will change humanity’s reality.
BY Mehal Yadav |   18-03-2016

There may be a great diversity in the jobs market today, but it is nothing compared to the boom that is set to happen. If you have an eye on the future, you could see yourself making money by printing toys, creating dream homes in space, super sleuthing on the internet, or scanning people’s memories.

It may sound like something straight out of Lovecraft, but it’s true - these jobs are coming. We bring you a list of 5 cool futuristic careers. Feel free to thank us over dinner, before you leave for Mars.

  1. 3D Printing: This is the revolutionary technology hailed by experts worldwide as a game changer in the manufacturing sector. It may sound like a far off prospect now, but according to Statista, a company that aggregates research reports, sales in the 3D printing market will top $16.2 billion in 2019, up from $3.8 billion in 2014. That’s more than 5 times.

    You might think 3D printing is a very specialized area, that would require a qualified engineer, who can understand and drive the technology. You’re partly correct; the industry will, of course, require engineers, developers, coders, programmers and the lot, but the wonderful news is, the requirements don’t end here.

    In a growing field like this, there will be a numbers of options in the research and development department, and for creative people (designers and artists) to create new products.
  2. Cyber Security: With more and more devices being connected to the internet, the digital world is becoming a lifestyle. The very ties that bind us and make us a global village are taut with security risks – we mean the internet. Cybercrimes can destroy the very fabric of digitization that holds us together.

    According to a 2014 report by Centre for Strategic and International Studies, it is estimated that cybercrimes cost the global economy more than $400 billion annually. Even if the monetary value is ignored, cybercrime can steal personal information of millions of people, and put their lives at grave risk.

    So it is only natural that cyber warriors, who can help individuals, companies and governments are a craved-for resource.

    As of now, such agents work for national law enforcement organizations (such as the FBI), but it won’t be long before the private sector starts looking for their own cyber James Bonds too!
  3. Robotics: We are already surrounded by robots and machines. As components and processorsget cheaper, we inch closer to a world where all manual work is done by robots working in research laboratories, factories, hospitals, housekeeping etc.

    The companies that solely manufacture such robots and their parts are now growing in number.

    There will be various job opportunities with companies that manufacture such equipment and software, and also in industries looking to use such robotics. These may be automotive, electronics, food processing, garment manufacturers, aerospace and pharmaceutical industries. As an extension, related technologies like artificial intelligence, simulation and machine vision will also develop and sprout employment opportunities.

    According to the US Department of Labor’s O*Net OnLine database, employment growth in robotics engineering is expected to be in the range of 7 – 13 %. This means about 50,200 projected job openings from 2008 to 2018.The numbers are enough to consider a career in the field of robotics, isn’t it?

  4. Space Architecture: Space architecture is the designing and building of inhabitable structures in space. An example is the International Space Station.

    With the strides we are making in space technology, it won’t be too soon that such galactic engineers and architects will be in demand. The space community is trying to put astronauts on asteroids and to achieve this. Such engineers will have to design outposts that can withstand extreme conditions including sub zero temperatures and severe radiations.

    This is not actually as far-fetched as it sounds. Students in the California State Polytechnic University, are currently designing a 30-foot experimental structure that is meant to house astronauts in space. The project is funded by NASA, and the students are extensively researching how to build a vertical habitat for four astronauts, that can withstand such conditions and last for a long period of time.

  5. Brain Imaging: Graeme Codrington, futurist at Tomorrow Today Global, says that our knowledge of the brain is expanding faster than most scientific fields. By 2025, our ability to understand the brain will have increased dramatically from now.

    According to Codrington, there is a need for a great range of disciplines focused on the neurosciences to cater to needs of the future. The professional network will include brain surgeons, implant technicians, brain backup engineers, MRI scanners and interpreters, and neuro-robotic engineers to build mind-controlled robots and machines.

    According to a report, neuroscientists led by Jack Gallant of the University of California at Berkeley are capable of reconstructing what people are looking at, just by scanning their brains.

    Maybe you could be the one reading thoughts, memories and dreams next.

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