Robot counselors, “nostalgists” and garbage designers – is this what the 2030 job market will look like? BY HRM 01 May 2014 Share Jus t 15 years ago there were no social media experts, cloud specialists or Zumba instructors, but what new job titles will we see 15 years from now? According to the Inspired Minds initiative these jobs will be common come 2030: Nostalgist: A lot of the jobs on the list look at the needs of the aging population, A mix between a therapist, an interior designer and a historical researcher, a nostalgist will help the wealthy elderly of 2030 create a living space inspired by their favorite decade. Rewilder: What you might think of as a “farmer” has been brought into urban areas. Instead of growing crops, rewilders will be tasked with undoing environmental damage to the countryside. Farming will continue to take place, but in greenhouses located on skyscrapers, which will be known as vertical farms. Tele-surgeon: Surgery isn’t the kind of job you think of as being distance-compatible, but as technology improves so do telework opportunities. Surgeons will operate on patients using robotic tools instead of human hands in order to facilitate surgeries in remote areas. Robot counselor: In 2030, robots will play a big part in our day-to-day lives. Because home robots will take on some caregiver roles, a robot counselor will be an excellent resource for picking the right bot for the family. Garbage designer: A new form of recycling, called “upcycling” is popular in 2030. Upcycling is the practice of turning waste into better quality products -- old toothbrushes into bracelets, for example. Garbage designers will be central to upcycling’s success. Simplicity Expert: These 2030 business consultants are interested in looking at how business can simplify and streamline their operations. Part designer, part math whiz, and part sociologist, the best simplicity experts need an understanding of how humans work to come up with new and creative methods of working. You've reached your limit - Register for free now for unlimited access To read the full story, just register for free now - GET STARTED HERE Already subscribed? Log in below LOGIN Remember me Forgot password?