Job security is a legitimate concern, but there are jobs that are sticking around for a while. Between globalization and advancing technology, many jobs are quickly becoming obsolete so these jobs may come as good news for people. Fortunately, just as many jobs are being created as are being destroyed, particularly in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). For those of you who like your current job, these are 25 jobs that are sticking around for a while.
Actually, anything in healthcare. Just reading the news will confirm this.
The number of cyber attacks keeps rising and many governments are even adding a “cyberspace” division to their armed forces.
Stand up comedians
Because people in the future will most likely still want to laugh at something.
Any job at the DMV
Because even a robot would kill itself if it had to work here.
Somebody will have to make sure that the computers stealing all the jobs don’t malfunction.
People keep on dying…
They have too much power to just let it go.
Any artistic profession
Although when the robots take over these still won’t pay any money.
Because people will still just keep pressing 0 until they get to speak to a human.
Robots don’t have souls.
As people become less and less mobile/healthy, physical therapy is going to become more and more important.
Fax machine repairmen
You’d think fax would be obsolete by now but somehow it keeps chugging along. At this rate we’ll have fax machines forever.
Note: this is partially because of decades of legal precedent that have established faxed documents to be just as good as mailed documents. It’s kind of like AOL or Fox News. Outdated and annoying, but your parents insist on using it.
Although they don’t always understand technology (and fax machines) very well, people will always want to sue each other.
Because people will always find themselves in bad situations. Also, robots would be hard pressed to provide the same human assurance.
They’ll actually get more work as time goes by.
Anything in the government
Because the government is always about 2 decades behind the latest technology, your job is definitely safe from automation.
With more private companies getting into the whole space thing, this job is going to see a lot of openings in the near future.
People will always need someone to pick up after them.
About 50% of the job is convincing customers that what they think they want isn’t what they really want. Good luck getting a computer to do that.
As long as there is more than one person left on this planet, there will be somebody wanting somebody else dead.
The baby boomers are getting older. And they’re scared of machines.
The World Health Organization recently declared obesity to be a global epidemic so there won’t be any shortage of work in this department.
Because lots of people will soon have their jobs automated and they need to be retrained so they can get hired…looks like we’re going to be needing those teachers more than ever.
We’re too obsessed with sports for them to become obsolete. And robots replacing people? That’d be cheating.
Thanks to globalization the world as a whole is getting wealthier and wealthier and the number of people in poverty is plummeting every day. Those people will need to spend their money somehow…
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