Futuristic Careers That Actually Exist Right Now!

With regards to futuristic careers, we have put together a list of futuristic careers that actually exist today!

You may have never even heard of a few of these, however these will likely be in-demand-jobs in just a few short years. With technology advancing and becoming enormously relied on by people and businesses (regardless of the industry), although some jobs will be replaced by robots and computers, many jobs will subsequently be created.

Whether you're a parent, trying to get an insight into your children or grandchildren's future , or you're a young person, trying to decide on a career that will still be relevant in many years to come - this blog might very well be worth a read!

UX Designer

A User Experience Designer (UX Designer) makes a product or service usable, enjoyable, and accessible - the term is most often associated with the digital design for websites and apps. Decisions in UX design are driven by research, data analysis and test results rather than opinions on what’s more visually appealing. The average salary for a senior UX Designer is £60,518 per year in England.

This career could be a good fit for someone who:

  • Has good problem solving skills
  • Is efficient with technology
  • Enjoys mathematics and IT

Smart Home Designer

First, lets explain what a smart home actually is... a smart home allows homeowners to control appliances, thermostats, lights, and other devices remotely using a smartphone or tablet through an internet connection.

A Smart Home Designer turns vision into reality. They hold the keys to take on a challenge and generate a solution to improve the lives of others.

The national average salary for a Smart Home Designer is £32,961 in the UK.

To be a successful Smart Home Designer, you need to be:

  • creative
  • empathetic
  • good at creative problem solving
  • imaginative

Social Media Influencer

Of course, you’ve probably already heard of social media influencers/content-creators, such as the likes of Addison Rae and Kylie Jenner – you might even follow a few on your own social media accounts!

Brands love social media influencers because they can create trends and encourage their followers to buy products they promote.

The average salary of an influencer in the UK is £27,519 , however this figure depends on how many posts, followers, views, user interactions and brand partnerships you do, and can be significantly grander than this.

Earning a living being a social media Influencer isn’t as farfetched as you’d think, but it’s nowhere near as easy as sticking a selfie on Instagram with a few hashtags; you have to…

  • Build and engage an audience of followers
  • Keep up to date with the latest trends
  • Be well organised with posting
  • Have good communication skills
  • Work with businesses to promote their products or services

AI Engineer (Artificial Intelligence)

An AI Engineer is an individual who uses AI and machine learning techniques to develop applications and systems that can help organisations increase efficiency, cut costs, increase profits, and make better business decisions.

You'll have encountered the results of AI engineering every time you use programs such as Netflix, Spotify, or YouTube, where machine learning customises your suggestions based on your behaviour. Another popular example is in transportation, where self-driving cars are driven by AI and machine learning technology. It’s also especially useful in the health care industry because AI can power robots to perform surgery and generate automated image diagnoses.

The average AI Engineer's salary in the UK is over £60,000

If you're:

  • A logical thinker
  • Interested in artificial intelligence (robots!)
  • A good problem solver

Perhaps AI Engineering could be up your street.

Cyber Calamity Forecaster

As a weather forecaster predicts the weather, a cyber calamity forecaster predicts potential cyber attacks and threats, based on trends and analysis.

The Cyber Calamity Forecaster's primary task will be to monitor, detect and forecast cyber threats, as well as predicting their impact. The average salary for a Senior Cyber Calamity Forecaster is £57,500

This is a highly technical role and would suit someone who:

  • Is enthusiastic about IT
  • Has good problem solving skills
  • Has analytical thinking skills

Waste Engineer

Did you know the average household in the UK produces a total of 31 million tonnes of waste per year?

The world generates at least 3.5 million tons of plastic and other solid waste a day. And this figure is on the rise.

Despite measures to try to limit and reduce the production and use of plastic and non-recyclable materials, the question of what to do with all of our rubbish continues to overshadow us and threaten our very existence, as well as the existence of the other creatures we share the earth with.

A Waste Engineer could be tasked with coming up with innovative ideas to reduce our waste. Maybe that will look like developing a method of converting litter into clean energy or using it to create sustainable bricks for building houses.

The average waste engineer salary in the UK is £40,000 per year or £20.51 per hour. Entry level positions start at £30,000 per year while most experienced workers make up to £56,500 per year.

To be a successful waste engineer you'll need to :

  • Have skills in STEM subjects
  • Be innovative
  • Be able to think outside the box
  • Have strong communication skills

Digital Marketer

There are always going to be products and services to market, and the rise of technology has provided new platforms to promote these things on.

A digital marketer is responsible for coming up with strategies to promote a company or brand's products/services. They can be responsible for the management of: social media networks, Google Ads, website content and email marketing to deliver a persuasive and engaging marketing message to their targeted audience.

In the UK, the average salary for a senior digital marketing manager job is £42,500.

To be a digital marketer it would benefit you to have:

  • Empathy skills - to connect with your audience
  • Communication skills
  • Creative thinking skills
  • Writing skills

E-Sports Coach

Competitive online gaming is getting more and more popular. With some big prizes to be won, players need to make sure they have that competitive edge. An E-Sports Coach can help with strategy, motivation and fair play.

Internet-Famous Pet Agent

That's right folks, even grumpy cat needs a manager!

An internet-famous pet manager is similar to that of a celebrity manager; they are responsible for promoting their famous clients as well as representing them in meetings and communications. They may also manage social media accounts, book gigs (such as tours and promotional appearances) and create marketing strategies on behalf of their client. In return for their service, the agent will usually take a percent cut of the client's earnings.

How is this a STEM career? Well, to be an internet-famous pet agent you'll need to be pretty tech savvy, for the social media and marketing managements.

Do you see yourself in any of these roles?

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