Yes, there is no doubt that some traditional careers are going away and they have been for a while, but there are some traditional careers that will be here for a very long time. The question is, which ones?
The better question might be is your career going away? Do you fear that it might be? Do you have career insurance to protect yourself? Are you preparing for a career change? Are you staying current with the times?
Everything is changing so rapidly in business that it’s impossible to keep up with it. And not just the obvious things like a new Apple product or something, but there is so much going on under the radar that none of us know, or for that matter, understand is happening. Changes? You bet!
Which careers will be here in the future and which ones will be going away? It’s impossible to know exactly but we can take some educated guesses based on the past. Think about what you do today vs. what you used to do.
I remember going to travel agencies to book flights and hotels. I don’t do that anymore. I used to use the Yellow Pages. I don’t do that anymore. I used watch TV for news and weather. I don’t do that anymore. I used to read newspapers and magazines. I don’t do that anymore. I used to buy music at record stores. I don’t do that anymore. I used to have a radio when I walked and exercised. I don’t do that anymore. And I hate to admit this, but I used to call a doctor or nurse when I thought I had a medical issue. I don’t do that anymore. And I could go on and on about the things that I don’t do anymore. Are you seeing a pattern here?
T E C H N O L O G Y – T E C H N O L O G Y – T E C H N O L O G Y!!!
If your career and specific position can be replaced by a computer you need to adjust, adapt, or more out of the way. It’s coming and you will be replaced. If you don’t believe me just ask your local travel agent, retail store, yellow page or pay phone salesman, newspaper or magazine reporter, record storeowner, or local disc jockey, because they will tell you. So, don’t be the next person in a career that goes extinct, start planning now for your future.
There are a lot of changes coming to many traditional career fields, and yes, some are going away forever and some will still be here but will be in a different form. Having said that, it’s not all bad news for some career fields.
Medical, transportation, hospitality, construction, engineering, energy, agriculture, accounting, legal, and of course we all know – TECHNOLOGY! These career fields are NOT going away anytime soon. So if you’re looking for a new career or maybe even changing careers, look into these industries and the associated firms that support them. I hope this helps.
Good luck to you!