Six Jobs of the Future
that will Impact Quality of Life
JOBS OF THE FUTURE OVERVIEW
What kind of careers should our kids be preparing for? The job titles may
surprise you. It goes without saying that 50 years ago, nobody would have
known what a Director of IT was, or had the slightest idea what to make of a
So what are those future jobs that we’d be hard pressed to imagine today?
How about an energy harvester, or perhaps a mobile biomass therapist?
Based on trends in technology and the needs of an ever-evolving work force,
we have highlighted six jobs of the future from The Futurist that will impact
quality of life.
CHIEF EXPERIENCE OFFICER (CExO)
The CExO will be responsible for all of the
experiences offered, to both employees
and customers, and for the outcomes.
This position will be created because
businesses will have realized that, for all
of the stakeholders of any enterprise, “It’s
about the experience!” People will decide
to be associated with companies based
on how it feels.
While the search for ways to store the
energy from heat and vibrations has been
going on for many decades, Energy
Harvesters are motivated by a desire to
address the issue of climate change and
Energy Harvesters will use this motivation
to develop the processes by which energy
is derived from external sources.
As work and workers become increasingly
mobile, there will be many more kinds of
The Office Concierge will proactively help
managers and teams determine what kind
of space they need for which time periods,
and will direct the rearrangement of desks,
chairs, technology, and even walls to meet
the specific individual and collaborative
needs of the workforce.
Large organizations will continue to shrink
down to their essential core functions,
depending on contractors, outsourcers, and
contingent laborers to get needed work
done. The entire economy will become
Talent Aggregators will maintain databases
on thousands of independent “free agents,”
assembling (often on short notice) the
talent needed for any given project.
GLOBAL SOURCING MANAGER
As the economy becomes more global,
organizations will have many more choices to
make about where to get what resources—
whether they be physical, informational, or
A Global Sourcing Manager will be a logistics
expert who understands supplier relationship
management, energy costs and tradeoffs,
international customs requirements and other
legal factors, overall cost considerations, and
project deliverable timelines.
The Organizational Quartermaster will
provide staff (and contractors) with the
resources they need to get their work
done—whether it is technology, Web
access, office space, office supplies,
training, other employees, or any of the
many other things it takes to produce
work effectively and efficiently.
Watch Michael Norris, Chief
Operating Officer of Sodexo
North America, discuss what
employers and employees can
learn from these findings.
Then join in the discussion at