New Age Jobs: The Future Careers of Gen Y and Gen Z [Infographic]

As young talent takes a look ahead at their professional lives, there is no doubt: they face an interesting future. Consider these statistics:

  • Technology is changing so fast that half of what students entering a four-year education program learn in their first year will be obsolete before they graduate
  • Many of the top 10 in-demand jobs today did not exist 10 years ago while 65% of today’s grade school kids will have jobs that don’t exist today
  • Despite all this change, right now 20% of all employment falls into old-school 10 job categories such as retail, food service and administration

So how does a student or young professional best prepare for this transition from old-school to new-school? How do members of Gen Z and younger members of Gen Y know what might lie ahead of them in the workplace?

This infographic from Wagepoint helps us take a look at this uncertain future, including what jobs might be most in-demand just a few years from now and what skills will be required as they pursue new age jobs such as Nano-Medic, Climate Controller and Avatar Manager…

 

The Career Path of Gen Y and Gen Z

 

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