Professions of the future – Top jobs needed for the next decade

Life changes every day and new trends come and go. The jobs market is also constantly changing and we see new and sometimes downright bizarre professions popping up on jobs boards.

While many traditional jobs may become phased out as technology evolves, the changes will also make way for new career opportunities.

We did a search and came up with some very unusual new jobs that might become increasingly sought after in the future. Curious? Read on.


The nostalgist is an interior designer that will help people recreate a past moment or decade that they consider the happiest time of their lives. What exactly does a nostalgist do? Well, basically you’ll specialize in recreating memories for retired people. Whether this means recreating a 70s-style kitchen or decorating a whole house in the spirit of the 90s, you’ll recreate retro surroundings to make your client happy.

 Garbage Designer

‘Upcycling’ is a term we hear more frequently these days. It refers to the practice of turning waste into better quality products. Garbage designers specialize in creating products from, well, garbage. One designer recently made a line of sports clothing from recycling plastic bottles. Candidates for these positions typically have a background in materials science and engineering.

End of Life Therapist

The end of life therapist helps people plan the last years of their lives to put their affairs in order. The therapist also offers advice about the technologies and procedures that can make the physical side of leaving this world smoother.


Tele surgery or remote surgery as it’s sometimes called involves operating on people with robotic tools instead of human hands. It’s likely to arise more and more as more remote areas become inhabited.


A rewilder is a person who will help resurrect natural areas that are harmed by humans, factories, cars, pollution etc. Removing fences to restore flight paths for birds, tearing up roads and replacing them with forests, and reintroducing native species are all activities that could be part of the rewilder’s job. Could this maybe just be a fancier name for a farmer?

Simplicity Expert

Simplicity experts target the business or to be more exact the companies that have complicated internal procedures. The simplicity expert will help the firm to optimize their work and limit administration, to help them reduce three interviews to one, or four days of work to one hour.

Healthcare Navigator

Whilst the world of medicine becomes more advanced, hospital procedures seem to become more complex and hard for patients and their families to understand. This is where the healthcare navigator comes in; this person’s job is to liaise with the patients and families to make things more understandable for them at a difficult time.

Memory Eraser

Believe it or not, this will not be confined to sci-fi movies anymore. Memory erasing is apparently in the imminent future. Scientists are already conducting experiments on rats to try and make bad memories go away for good.

These jobs all may sound a little bit out there, but soon enough you might see them creeping into everyday life. So if you liked one of them or you have already chosen one of these slightly unusual professions… we wish you a successful career.

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