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What jobs do you predict will be obsolete in 10-20 years and what industry jobs do you foresee will be high in demand?

About to start college next year and need to decide my major. I'm leaning towards STEM but am a tad intimidated. Is it really any less work/ more challenging than humanities?

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Pamela’s Answer

There are a few lists of jobs that will be in demand over the next decade that I've added below. Many of the jobs fall into these categories: renewable energy, data, health care, and hospitality. If you're interested in STEM, then you should see some choices for further research. Whether one finds STEM less work / more challenging than humanities is so specific to the individual - interests, innate talents, academic strengths. Think about your favorite subject(s) and your skills. Do an assessment to see what might be a best fit. Best wishes!

https://novoresume.com/career-blog/career-aptitude-test

https://www.indeed.com/career-advice/career-development/best-careers-for-the-next-ten-years

https://www.cnbc.com/2021/09/17/the-10-fastest-growing-jobs-of-the-next-decadeand-how-much-they-pay.html

https://mint.intuit.com/blog/early-career/fastest-growing-jobs/

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Do a career aptitude assessment to see what major might be a best fit.
Thank you comment icon Pamela, thank you! Victoria
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rene’s Answer

Regarding motive power, electric actuation appears to be on the way up. The percentage of electric cars and equipment will increase (vs. gasoline-powered). It's be good to understand electric motors, motor controllers, and battery technology.
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Lindsay’s Answer

Any job that could be automated in the future would be considered obsolete in 5-10 years. As a result of that, I would look into careers that support automation:
- automation & robotics engineers
- software automation
- predictive analytics
- automation technicians
- Electrical engineer
- Electromechanical engineer
- Mechanical engineer
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Janesh’s Answer

I believe machine learning and predictive analytics will pick up good pace in next few years.
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