Automation will change the labor market significantly. We analyzed 10 professions and their growth opportunities in Germany.

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1. data security

On our site we see which jobs are offered worldwide and which skills are in demand. This data speaks for itself klare Language: The job descriptions of Future either complement the work of machines or rely heavily on human qualities that cannot be replicated by a computer.

Numerous data glitches at Corporate have made headlines in the past and shown how adept hackers have become at stealing data. However, these mishaps have also created demand for two highly skilled jobs in the IT boosted: After IT security experts and after cyber forensics experts who should find out what went wrong.

In recent years the number of Jobs for positions in IT security, not only in Germany. Awareness of this topic is growing worldwide. One reason for this is likely to be scandals at large companies like Facebook but also reports of data leaks at local companies.

2. Virtual Reality and IoT Developers

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The job profile softwareDeveloper changes just as dynamically as that Technology itself. While web developers were still in demand not long ago, companies are currently looking more for mobile developers. However, the trend topic of the hour is the “Internet of things” (IoT). This buzzword refers to the networking of everyday objects via the network; from the car to the refrigerator. In Germany, the Term “Industry 4.0” used.

The number of jobs for IoT developers in Germany has increased rapidly in recent years. That shows the huge Significance, which Germany attributes to the development of networked technologies. Another area is growing in a similarly dynamic manner in Great Britain. Virtual reality jobs have experienced a real boom in recent years (+350 percent). For comparison: In Germany, tenders for virtual reality experts “only” increased by 53 percent. As the virtual reality market is currently frenzied fast developed, we expect, however, that Germany will catch up here.

3.Data Science

The demand for Candidates with data science skills will grow at the same rate as companies' big data capabilities. Anyone who combines technical and scientific expertise with the ability to find the important information and stories in a flood of information is in demand.

No wonder that the corresponding job offers are growing exponentially: Data scientist offers in Germany have increased by 310 percent in recent years. The market developed almost identically in Great Britain and Ireland. This is a sign that the challenges and opportunities of big data and data analysis have been recognized across borders.

4. Healthcare

In addition to professions related to digitization, job profiles also have good future prospects associated with demographic change in Europe. In a few years, 25 percent of Europeans will be 65 or older - compared to 18 percent today. The result: professions in healthcare such as nurses or physiotherapists have a solid future ahead of them. These jobs require a high degree of empathy, ingenuity and physical skills and are therefore not at risk of being automated.

In fact, according to a recent Oxford study titled "The future of employment," computers are likely to Employees in healthcare within the next could replace at under 1 percent. Nevertheless, the Indeed data shows a significant increasing shortage of skilled workers in the German healthcare system. Especially for medical assistant positions and nursing jobs, the gap between the ongoing demand for staff and the interest of applicants is widening.

5. (Digital) Marketing and Design

Algorithms are good at many things, but not everything. creativity does not (yet) belong to them Power. Creative professions work with complex interactions ideas, words and images in equally complex cultural and social contexts. This is extremely difficult for a computer to replicate. The Ascent of the algorithms Marketing, advertising and design survive. So digital marketing has an impressive growth experienced, which is expected to continue.

There is a lot of potential, especially in markets where digital marketing has not yet reached its full potential. This is also shown by the development in Germany, where job offers for digital marketing experts have skyrocketed by 259 percent in the last two years. In addition, marketing is becoming increasingly important for companies. A Duke University study found a significant increase in marketingexpenditure predicted - an indication of the stability of jobs in this area.

6. Logistics

We don't live in one yet World, in which drones deliver parcels to the front door. However, it is not far away either. Efficiency, comfort and customer requirements drive the development of the logistics industry.

That doesn't mean the logistics sector is ripe for full automation, though - human workers will continue to oversee and manage the now extremely complex global supply and supply chain processes. Classic job profiles in logistics will, however, undergo a change.

7. Human resources

HR-In times of global competition for the best talent, specialists and experts are increasingly becoming a decisive competitive advantage for companies. A data-driven HRStrategy already decides on the success of the company. Their importance will only increase.

With the overwhelming amount of information available to employers and job seekers, the application process will change dramatically. candidate selection and Recruiting will be even more data-driven in the future. Tools such as those that automatically pre-select applicants will become more widespread. If you want to make a career in HR in the coming years, you have to be social Expertise and emotional Intelligence on the one hand with expertise in software and analytics on the other.

8. "Gig worker"

The future of work isn't just about data and analytics. The labor market is becoming more and more fragmented. Candidates apply no longer on a full job, but also individual “gigs”. Take Uber, for example: The company enables self-employed drivers to work flexibly in terms of time, with little more than a smartphone and a car. This model was quickly adopted by other service industries.

Job seekers are embracing the model – global interest in jobs in the gig economy has increased. As soon as other industries adopt this platform model and regulation has taken place, more and more employees will also take part. However, the fragmentation makes future forecasts difficult – self-driving cars could soon become the means of transport for the Choice .

9. Teacher

Education remains important. Here, too, we continue to see strong demand - especially in developing and emerging countries. Meanwhile, trends like Online-Courses opened up new opportunities as instructors in one country can now teach classes to students around the world.

So used the Harvard Business School already uses "Virtual Classroom" software to take their business courses to a global audience Audience to open. Mass migration to western industrialized nations will also have a strong impact on education. Educators with language and intercultural skills will be in great demand in the future. In Germany, job offers for language teachers and translators have increased exponentially.

10. Cooks

However, some things never change. And that's good. People will always have to eat, but have less and less time to cook. Chefs combine creative intelligence and complex manual skills in a way that is very difficult to automate. Indeed, the probability lies that this Job is automated, according to the already mentioned Oxford study at only 10 percent. In Great Britain and Ireland, the number of vacancies for cooks and kitchen help increased by more than 100 per cent. An interesting contrast to Germany, where there was hardly any in the same period change gave.

There are two possible explanations here. economic cycles act traditionally has a strong focus on gastronomy. If Income rises and unemployment falls, restaurants benefit and vice versa. In Germany, both factors fluctuated less than in the UK and Ireland over the period of analysis. Eurostat, on the other hand, shows a possible cultural difference in statistics on household expenditure: the British spend almost twice as much on dining out. This shows that even in a global job market there are regional facets that determine whether a job is more or less in demand.

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