What if someone told you the job you were in today, or the job you were truly interested in training for right now, would disappear in your lifetime? Would that stop you from pursuing it?
That was the question that jumped out at me when I read a recent title, 2 Billion Jobs to Disappear by 2030.
Think about that for a moment. 2 billion jobs to disappear in 20 years. Considering there are 7 billion people on the planet, and many of them do not hold a “job”, what that is basically saying is 50 percent of all the jobs held today will disappear in less than 20 years. And I don’t doubt it one bit.
At a recent seminar I attended to help my daughter decide on direction at college, the speaker asked parents how many people held jobs today that weren’t in existence at the time they attended college. I held up my hand, along with around 10 percent of the audience.
Will that be even more of a trend in the future? Only time will tell. But with the rapid way our technology is changing, its easy to see how that can be the case.
As I read through the article, one thing became apparent.