By Braulio Giron, Jr. on July 2, 2019
The job market is changing more than we realize, as demographic changes and technological advancements continue to result in new roles being created, and other jobs becoming more in-demand than others
The world continues to go through the biggest technological revolution that it has ever seen, where even countries like the Philippines, with its still-modest-paced internet, having a place in this era of digital advancements and big data. In the face of this revolution however is the continued worry that man will be replaced by machine, with studies like that of the World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs report estimating that a total of 7.1 million jobs could be lost to new tech.
What some forget to take into account however is that new job categories have also emerged as a result of the continued advancements in tech, while others have evolved to include digital aspects. The aforementioned World Economic Forum report also implied that there will be certain occupations that are more in demand, with several of these categorized or having a hand in tech. LinkedIn’s 2019 Emerging Jobs in the Philippines report also found digital competency being in high demand, as 3 out of the 5 the site considers as emerging jobs are within the tech industry.
Indeed, the job market will continue to see changes that occur as rapidly as the technological growth which it accompanies, and the following are some of the jobs you can consider today that will continue to be in-demand tomorrow.
As previously mentioned, many industries are experiencing increased digitization, and companies have no choice but to keep up in this era of big data or risk losing to their advancing competition. Respondents in the survey which resulted in the Future of Jobs report said they expect to have a greater demand for data analysts because they likely require assistance in making sense of all of the data generated by technological disruptions.
Employers will need you to continue utilizing various tools, algorhythms, and machine learning principles to discover hidden patterns from these data and make machines understand human behaviors better. To put it simply, there is a future working for companies who will continue to need your help pitching their products or services to people online who view or search on other products or services similar or related to what they offer.
Just about every company or organization serious about what it does has its own website, with some even centering their business around being online. Web and systems developers are arguably the most integral people to these enterprises, as the former are responsible for the creation and maintenance of websites and other related software used by the latter.
While these roles are seemingly straight-forward, continued technological advancements will disrupt these jobs as much as they do industries, and keeping abreast of the latest tools and techniques is what will enable you to grow your career within a job that is projected to be in-demand for the foreseeable future.
Along with traditional websites, another online tool leveraged by companies to expand their businesses have been mobile web applications, and as they continue to further tap into the potential of this type of still-relatively new software, they’ll need Full-Stack Engineers to work on both the front-end and back-end portions of their both their apps and websites.
While being Full-Stack Developer doesn’t necessarily require you to have mastered everything about the front-end portion of an application which users see or interact with or the back-end which handles the logic, database interactions, user authentication, server configuration, you are depended on to at least able to work on both end and understand what is going on as you build and maintain an application.
As technological advancements continue to disrupt various industries, companies will also have a constant need for specialized sales professionals who can present their organizations’ various tech offerings in great detail to a wide range of clients. A common example of this in this digital age is a digital media company familiar with mobile advertising and capable of selling it to potential clients who are less familiar with it.
Up-top must be experienced sales managers who not only serve as the supervisors for junior specialized sales professionals, but also manage both business-to-business and business-to-consumer relationships. According to The Future of Jobs,Industries ripe for disruption will need sales managers, and managers in general, to help companies navigate the fast-paced changes occurring with their markets and within their industries.
Another skill that will be in demand, according to the World Economic Forum report, is creativity. This is simply because while a lot of monotonous jobs can be automated, creative jobs still require a human touch. Granted, a lot of these jobs will be centered on digital products and services, but are still ultimately rooted in the expertise and experience coming from an actual creative person.
Among the most in-demand creative positions these days is Digital Marketing Specialist, because this involves knowing how to create marketing campaigns and other related content across various digital platforms. While you need not be an expert in all aspects of digital, familiarity with concepts such as SEO, social media, graphic design, and blogging, to name a few, are paramount in being a successful, and always in-demand, Digital Marketing Specialist.
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