The Jobs of Tomorrow
We can already see today how digitalization and automation are creating the jobs of the future. A photo essay with seven people and their jobs all over the world.
The jobs of the future – a trip around the world in pictures.
Ms. Lv, what do you do? I shoot aerial videos for our marketing campaigns, give the development team feedback and teach people how to fly drones. What do you love about your job? I travel all over the world and film on location in places that I never dared dream of! How did you get this job? I came across DJI, the world’s largest drone manufacturer, at a recruiting event. They invited me to visit their headquarters in Shenzhen. I liked the company culture. My skills and potential were more important than my age, experience or what I studied in school. And Shenzhen is full of young people who are fighting to realize their dreams. What else would you like to accomplish? I’d like to show even more people what it means to see the world from a new perspective. What was your dream job as a kid? A teacher, and I ended up becoming one in a way. What will you be doing in 20 years? Maybe I’ll be a freelance aerial photographer, always on the lookout for the world’s most beautiful places.
On the job since: 2012 Education: Aircraft operator for low- flying aircraft
Mr. Ragavan, what do you do? I deliver food takeout orders. You can use the Swiggy app to order your favorite food from your favorite restaurant and we will pick it up for you. You can use it to track where I am at any time, like with Uber. What do you love about your job? The freedom and flexibility – I work when and where I want to. The pay is good and I can earn extra if I do an excellent job. How did you get this job? I worked for a different delivery service and a friend referred me to Swiggy. What else would you like to accomplish? I want to be the department manager.
On the job since: 2015 Education: Primary school
The Chinese market for drones is growing by 40 % every year — and is predicted to reach USD 9 billion by 2020. Shenzhen, China