Embracing Tomorrow: In-demand Careers in the Tech-Driven Future

Last updated Feb 12, 2024
  • The pandemic made us use more digital tools, changing how we work and the kinds of jobs available.
  • Jobs in blockchain, data analysis, AI, virtual reality, and online security are growing fast and offer new opportunities.
  • More robots and AI are doing complex jobs, which can lead to fewer jobs for people but also create new tech jobs.
  • It’s important to keep learning, especially tech skills, to stay competitive in a job market that’s quickly changing.

Undeniably, the COVID-19 pandemic altered the way we live. And as Portuguese economist Sergio Rebelo predicted, the world did not return to how it was. 

Individuals, companies, and governments embraced digital technologies to overcome presented barriers and restrictions. Charles, Xia, and Coutts (2022) explained that the crisis accelerated the shift of services and livelihoods to virtual platforms, creating massive changes for workers, work dynamics, and the workforce. 

With the rapidly evolving landscape, there’s a need to anticipate and prepare for future job trends. 

In this article, we’ll discuss the technology’s impact on traditional professions and the shifting trend in in-demand career paths. We’ll also tackle the importance of honing human skills for tomorrow’s job market.

A Race Against Technology?

According to Blakeley (n.d.), the tech industry is one of the most high-demand fields in the world right now. And the industry will expand to keep pace with the continuous digitalization of various society’s functions.

With the promise of higher productivity, efficiency, and convenience, it’s no wonder that companies want to incorporate robotics and artificial intelligence into their workflows. However, Holzer (2022) argues that the new automation “can cause more worker displacement and inequality than older generations of automation.”

Gone were the days when firms only relied on machines for low-skill or repetitive tasks (Rainie and Anderson, 2017). More recent robots, automation, and artificial intelligence can do equal or better work than humans. 

The 2023 World Economic Forum survey reveals that 75% of companies look forward to adopting big data, cloud computing, and AI features in the next five years. Hence, with this trajectory, future jobs will involve working with technology and adapting to the progressing industry. 

Tomorrow’s In-demand Career Paths

As the world becomes more digital, some professions will rise and be on trend soon. Get a head start by planning your education and training on these tech-related career paths. 

1. Blockchain

Maybe you’re familiar with the term because it’s often associated with cryptocurrencies, but it’s more than that. Aside from influencing the future of finance, blockchain will also be handy in various industries like automotive, healthcare, and agriculture.

With its massive potential, it’s unsurprising that blockchain will create over 40 million jobs globally by 2030, as PwC reports. Maybe it’s time for you to learn more about this technology and its application!

2. Big Data Analytics

Do you enjoy looking over chunks of information? Or do you like analyzing numbers and making predictions out of them? If yes, this is the profession for you!

Big data analysts break down figures and assist business leaders in forming financial decisions. According to Statista, this market can generate over $68 billion by 2025 at this rate. We think there’s no better time to start looking into big data analytics and marketing courses than now!

3. Artificial Intelligence

In recent years, AI proved it’s more than building superhumans. With chatbots, voice assistants, and self-driving cars, this technology eased our lives. Some may argue that AI is a double-edged sword because it puts traditional jobs at risk, but a PwC report asserts that this will create new jobs, too!

Since it’s still in the early stages of development, we assure you that jobs here will be secure and limitless. What are you waiting for? Take on some AI courses now!

4. Augmented and Virtual Reality

We’ve seen the impact of these interactive experiences through the 2016 Pokémon Go release and the 2021 Metaverse announcement. Both technologies changed gaming, fashion, and entertainment by allowing people to immerse themselves directly in environments. 

The latest statistics forecast AR and VR’s market size will reach over $100 billion globally by 2026. And with the growing uses of interactive experiences, this might be an exciting job choice!

5. Cybersecurity and Data Protection

As lawmakers and governments learn to protect our data online, there will be a growing trend for cybersecurity and data detective jobs. These professions will prevent our data from falling into the hands of marketing teams or criminals.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, information security analysts can grow 32% from 2022 to 2032. So, if you want a job that helps you enforce data laws and guarantees a lifelong career, this is the one for you!

Nurturing Human Skills

We’ve discovered the careers you can take. Now, let’s dive into how you can thrive in a tech-driven future by being human. Yes, a human!

As Dennison (2023) asserted, upskilling is more critical than ever with the continuous rise of automation and artificial intelligence. Learning initiatives increase one’s chances of employment and retention in the ever-changing workforce. 

In line with this, the Philippines should hone talents in the tech industry, especially with the expected 1.1 million related jobs by 2028. Advanced digital skills like IT support, cybersecurity, and data analysis and visualization are the “must-have” capabilities employees should have. 

It’s praiseworthy that the country’s artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) skills are higher than the Asia-Pacific’s average. However, with online courses as the primary source of upcoming digital skills, Filipinos upskill slowly with high costs and poor internet connectivity. 

But apart from digital skills, we should also focus on our soft skills—our ability to think critically and make decisions soundly—because technology can’t replicate these non-technical skills. 

As Rachel Hamann, AVP of Partnership Development Operations at AllCampus, shared, “While technical skills are essential to complete one’s job, soft skills are crucial to apply and execute those skills.”

Final Thoughts

Today, we can still see the lasting impacts of the pandemic. There are still people working from home, firms relying on automation, and businesses strengthening their online presence. 

The job market will evolve further as technology advances. As humans, we must keep up with these changes. After all, our edge is being human—being curious, adaptable, and resilient. 

Are you an employer looking for suitable candidates? Or are you a talent looking for a promising tech-related position? Lucky for you, we connect recruiters to seekers!

Visit Curran Daly & Associates for your recruitment needs and job opportunities!


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By: Curran Daly + Associates


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