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10 Unconventional Careers That Only Came to Life in the Last 10 Years

Explore 10 unconventional careers born in the last decade. Learn how automation and the gig economy are shaping the future of work. Join IPA on your unique career journey.

As the business landscape evolves, so does the job market. Traditional career paths are morphing and new ones are being created at an exciting pace. Inspired by Akanksha Dagar’s LinkedIn article on the future of work, and insights from McKinsey, the career experts at IPA are embarking on a journey to uncover the fresh, sought-after roles born in the age of automation and the gig economy. With IPA by your side, navigating the emerging routes in this changing environment, you can truly work your way.

Data Analysts/Data Scientists:

In the era of information, data is the new gold, and those who can mine and interpret it are in high demand. As automation continues to transform industries, data scientists are at the helm, ensuring the seamless interaction between humans and machines, crafting your journey into the data-driven future.

Social Media Managers:

The way we communicate has drastically shifted towards digital platforms, birthing the role of Social Media Managers. They are the conductors of the online conversation, a job that didn’t exist a decade ago, but is now integral to most businesses. With the right skill set, you can be part of shaping a company’s digital journey.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Ethics Specialist:

As AI becomes more integrated into our lives and businesses, the need for AI Ethics Specialists has emerged. These are the gatekeepers ensuring the path technology takes is ethical and fair. The rise of this role underscores the significance of the intersection of technology and humanity in the future of work.

Influencer Relations Manager:

The rise of social media platforms has given birth to the influencer industry, and with it, a new role: Influencer Relations Managers. It’s their job to navigate the exciting, but often complex, route of influencer partnerships, and with IPA, you could be on your way to joining this digital frontier.

Drone Traffic Manager:

Drone technology has paved the way for a completely new career path – Drone Traffic Managers. As more businesses utilise drones, they’ll need experts to manage the skyways. Your career journey could be ready for lift-off!

UX Designer/Writer:

In the digital world, user experience is paramount. UX Designers/Writers ensure the interaction between users and digital platforms is seamless and enjoyable. This role represents an intersection of creativity, technology, and user empathy – a new, exciting path in the digital landscape.

Content Creator:

As companies and brands strive for a unique digital presence, the demand for Content Creators is rising. These professionals craft the narrative of businesses in the digital world. Could this be your way of making a mark in the digital age?

Cryptocurrency Analyst:

The rise of digital currencies has opened up a new financial frontier, with Cryptocurrency Analysts leading the way. They decipher trends and predict the ebb and flow of this dynamic market. With the right guidance, this could be your next career progression.

Virtual Reality Designer:

With the surge in VR technologies, a new realm of possibilities opens up for Virtual Reality Designers. They are shaping the digital experiences of tomorrow. Your route into this industry might be just a VR headset away.

Podcast Producer:

As the world of audio content experiences a renaissance, Podcast Producers are at the forefront. They bring compelling audio narratives to life, a career path unheard of a decade ago, but thriving today. With IPA, you could be behind the next big podcast.

In the words of McKinsey & Company, “As automation continues to transform industries, workers will need to be equipped with the skills required to work alongside machines and to take on new roles that emerge from the automation process.” As we journey into the future, these unconventional careers provide a glimpse into the dynamic and exciting directions the working world is heading.

At IPA, we’re here to accompany you at every stage of your unique career journey. Together, we can navigate the twists and turns, embracing these fresh opportunities to ensure you “work your way”. The future of work is not a distant reality, but an evolving landscape. Let’s explore it together, paving your path in the ever-changing world of work.

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Reference: “The future of work : Automation and the Gig Economy”

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