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Sunday, March 28, 2010

10 Future Jobs You Can Get NOW - Plus Private Space Jobs

Photo: Space based solar collector

I'm attaching a link to an article about 10 "future" jobs you can get right now. These include:

1. Undersea Welder (Pays $17/$20hour if you live)
2. Zero-Energy Home Architect (Pays between $45,000 - $100,000/yr).
3. Combined Heat and Power Mechanic (Pays $30,000 - $75,000/yr.)
4. Energy Engineer (Pays $50,000 - $100,000/yr.)
5. Digital Detective (Pays $60,000 to $100,000+)
6. 3D Sports Tech (Pays $50,000 - $150,000/yr.)
7. Wind Explorer (Pays $35,000 - $55,000/yr.)
8. Fabricator of Carbon-Fiber Spaceships and Planes (Up to $20/hour)
9. Battery Engineer (Pays $50,000 - $95,000/yr)
10. Independent Video-Game Designer (Pay averages $62,000/yr.)

Note that skills needed for these jobs are engineering, not the Wall Street financial fine art of inventing fake assets like credit default swaps that your Wall Street firm sells to people while at the same time taking bets against the same instruments they are selling (that didn't work so well as we found out in the 2000's)!

We could also develop space technology that addresses our energy needs and gets us more involved in space with a purpose instead of just joyriding back to the Moon to plant a flag.

For example, we could develop the technology to put into orbit solar collectors in space to direct the sun's energy to ground-based stations - that would create thousands of jobs assembling and designing the equipment and maintaining and operating the ground stations.

It's obvious that we will need to continue to advance to new technologies and new jobs instead of just flipping burgers and selling junk bonds to "stay ahead of the curve."

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