We are living in the digital age. Dubbed as the fourth industrial revolution, the digital age is the first period in human history where resource sharing and communication became more effortless than ever. While information and innovation can take ages to reach another side of the world before, nowadays it’s a whole different story. Large amounts of data can be shared through the established Internet network that allows anyone to connect with anyone else. Technological developments and innovations have received a boost because of this interconnectivity permitted in the digital age. Compared to how much more costly communication devices than before, now, phones can be bought, and anyone can access the internet.
Careers in the Digital World
The digital age has forged new career paths for anyone to take. While before, only careers in medicine, law, or engineering were the only guaranteed way to live a comfortable life, now, the game has changed because of the Internet. As new technologies are getting involved in our daily life, more and more career paths are getting added to the list of essential jobs for a functioning society. Companies nowadays cannot do without their own IT support department. Technicians and knowledgeable computer engineers are making a killing merely by being support officials in a big corporation.
However, since COVID-19 has broken down most businesses and forced them to work from home, interconnectivity and adaptability of specific jobs were put to the test. End-user software and hardware became necessary for people who had to work at home. Large companies railroaded even the essential infrastructure needed to connect people to keep all their employees. Specific jobs that used to function entirely without the help of computers and other technological gadgets had to adapt to the changing world.
Moving forward, we now recognize that we can’t just make do with what we have. To progress, our career has to go hand in hand with the technological developments surrounding our environment. The faster we accept change, the likelihood our own career shall survive. Multiple efforts should be noted for different types of occupations. Almost all processes nowadays are highly reliant on the application of digital technology.
The Medical Industry
The medical field is one of the quickest recipients of futuristic technology. The human race puts the value of human life above all else. That is why there is always a justification, and there is so much premium in making machines and gadgets that can potentially save a human life. Take the pacemaker, for example. It was only recently (relatively) that this device was made to keep the heart’s pace up to normal levels.
Another recent innovation that deserves recognition is the virtual operating room. Made possible through futuristic machines, a person can be operated on by any specific doctor anywhere as long as they are retrofitted with the appropriate tools. There was even a viral video where a man operated on a person with the help of a robotic tool from 400 kilometers away. Indeed, telemedicine has come a long way.
The Real Estate Sector
One of the other careers that got a hefty upgrade because of technology is anything in the real estate industry. Geodetic engineers nowadays do not even bother digging certain parts of the soil up. With the help of sonar technology, they can easily access and profile the soil and bedrock the structure and foundation will lay upon. Construction workers can get automated tools to help guide anything they are cutting.
There is less risk of dismemberment with the current tools and guidance systems we have commercially available now. Interior decorators are sprinkled with the best and most advanced 3D rendering software available. They can foresee and plan what they would need and how the structure would look like, all through digital rendering.
The Information Technology Industry
Lastly, anything information technology-related gets the biggest slice of the cake when it comes to technological advancements. Because they are the first to act in the digital field, they are always the first to innovate. Quickly, the best and most applicable digital advancements available to them are the extremely efficient and fast hardware they have. Year in and year out, quicker and more efficient hardware always comes out to the delight of those who are making a living in computer technology. With the newest tools, they can play around and improve on existing systems faster than any casual enthusiast.
All thanks to technological advancements, all careers are growing. Even if you are a farmer, you can still benefit from any technological upgrade that comes out of the market. We need technology to guide us towards a brighter future.