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In 1988, Experts Predicted What the Jobs of the Future Would Be, and Some Already Exist Today

Whenever I think about the future or a futuristic society, what always comes to mind are flying cars, sleek architecture, and robots walking alongside humans. Probably this is partly due to the influence of movies and TV shows.

But to me, that's how I envisioned what the future would be headed. And in 1988, experts were also trying to predict what the future might hold and more specifically, what kind of jobs that kind of future would have.

A syndicated article published in the September 5, 1988, edition of the Press and Sun-Bulletin newspaper in New York talked with a number of experts about what the jobs of tomorrow would look like. The article first quotes S. Norman Feingold, a clinical psychologist and career counselor who died in 2005.
From the 1988 article:
Feingold envisions a range of exotic careers: Ocean hotel manager, wellness consultant, sports law specialist, lunar astronomer and even robot trainer.

These job titles may seem odd but when you think about, some of these jobs already exist today. Read more about it on Matt Novak's article at Gizmodo.

(Image credit: Donald Davis/NASA Ames Research Center via Wikimedia Commons)


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