Medical marketer, molecular nutritionist, recycling ecologist, Arctic navigation specialist, and virtual world designer – all these words are not futuristic blockbuster terms, but quite real professions in the near future.
In the early 2000s, we didn’t hear words like headhunter, social network manager, SEO optimizer, and other. However, now they are one of the most necessary professionals, without whom no business can live.
And again, just like 20 years ago, we hear new, almost fantastic words and specialties, but we do not yet fully understand the necessary set of skills, without which you will become neither a specialist in a new profession nor just a professional who will know that will do his job from A to Z and he will have a really high salary.
Set of professional qualities
In the next 15-20 years the world will need completely new specialists, who will not only have a good knowledge of their field but also have a cross-sectoral specialization.
We are often listen parents and children who are tasked with deciding their future profession. However, very often they cannot clearly choose a single direction.
Today’s kids are learning a lot of extra skills, working almost without days off. They need to focus not on one profession, but to consider several and choose a specialization at the crossroads of industries, because that is the future.
The point is that a specialist will need to have a set of skills and knowledge that will enable them to find work at the crossroads of industries.
For example, if a person has a medical or pharmaceutical education and is well versed in IT, he will easy find job on any pharmacy giant for the position of bio pharmacologist, IT geneticist, clinical bioinformatician, genetic counselor or network physician.
Therefore, if a future spesialist has several talents, it is important to think about whether or not a child can become a cross-industry specialist and not limit him / her to one specialty.
These qualities, which will be discussed later, will always help to be in demand specialist, to make the transition between different industries and to increase their own productivity and efficiency.
System thinking. It is the ability to independently identify and solve complex problems;
Multilingualism, fluency in several foreign languages;
To date, there are almost no English-speaking children among the children who apply for admission to foreign universities. Most children by the end of grade school are proficient in English at C1 level, and second language catches up with the first one. Most children learn either German or French and have a confident B2. Less often – Chinese and Czech. But we can definitely say that Chinese is a trend that is slowly but surely gaining momentum.
- Flexibility as an ability to find common ground and work with team, individuals and groups;
- Programming of IT solutions, work with artificial intelligence and ability to manage complex automated complexes;
- Ability to manage projects and processes, set tasks independently, without guidance from senior management;