Between technology and ecology, the challenges of tomorrow’s world of work

85% of current professions will no longer exist in 2030. In any case, this is what a study by the Institute for the Future, a Californian think tank specializing in the issue, asserts. On this subject, the ZEIT has published an article on the professions that will constitute the world of work of tomorrow.

The German newspaper returns in particular to the development of tech and the professions that result from it. A subject that is particularly relevant in Germany: indeed, for the past ten years we have witnessed the explosion of the tech sector in the country. Germany is thus one of the European countries with the most unicorns, companies with exponential growth. In particular Berlin, after a period of economic stagnation, is starting to become one of the cradles of European fintech. The German capital is attracting more and more start-ups due to its alternative and original setting. The city thus hosts every year the Tech Open Air, the largest European festival on Technology.

Growth Hacker and designer of virtual worlds, professions of the future

It is therefore interesting to explain in this context the increasingly important place occupied by Growth Hackers. Via a series of levers and tools, the goal of these specialists is to use an aggressive and ambitious marketing strategy to enable the company to rapidly increase its turnover. If you want to join the world of European start-ups, knowing how to quickly develop visibility for a company is a valuable skill.

Die Zeit, for its part, underlines the importance that the profession of virtual world designer will take on in the future. These spaces on the internet where it is possible to interact with people from all over the world, via avatars, are revolutionizing the digital world. This explosion of “Metavers” will disrupt the professional world, with virtual reality meetings which will soon replace audio or video meetings. As a designer, you are a true architect of these spaces. If the world of tech and start-ups attracts you, don’t hesitate to find out about careers in cybersecurity or data architecture, which will be increasingly developed in the future.

Lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic

One of the other major challenges facing the world of work is the development of telework. Since the covid crisis, requests for these types of positions have exploded in companies, because the advantages are numerous for employees, such as reduced transport costs or easy childcare. In this context, cloud computing will become more and more necessary in the years to come. This term refers to the fact of storing IT tools (such as software) in a cloud, so that each person belonging to the company can have permanent access to them.

However, it seems that this development does not prevent a real shortage of skilled labor in several sectors, such as gastronomy or industry. In particular, the feeling of precariousness caused by the Covid-19 crisis in these professions. This is what Bernd Fitzenberger, director of the Institute for the labor market and professional research at Zeit reminds us on October 13th. Germany is currently short of nearly 500,000 skilled workers.

Ecology at the heart of the issues

Ecological transformation is one of the biggest challenges facing the labor market”. Katharina Grienberger, from the Institute for Labor Market and Vocational Training Research, is quoted by Zeit when discussing this major issue. Droughts, fires, floods, the various crises caused by global warming follow one another, facilitating the awareness of the population. A movement that influences the economy and production, part of the companies seeking to reduce their carbon footprint. In a sector that is recruiting more and more, mastering the issue of renewable energies can therefore prove to be essential. Indeed, both to support companies in the carbon transition and to develop innovative solutions, the specialist in renewable energies is a profession that will grow in importance in the future.

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