When I was younger, I wanted to be a newspaper journalist—no, not a blogger, but a writer in print. I wanted to see my name on paper and be able to hand a physical article to my parents and say “Hey, I wrote this.”

Ten years later, I read and write online only (and send my family a lot of emails)—and there’s a slim chance I’ll ever have my work published any other way.

We tend to think about our dream career in terms of how or when we’ll get there, but I’d guess you’ve never thought to consider whether that position will actually exist 10 or 20 years from now.

So, to give you an idea of what statistics are saying, here are 60 jobs that are either going to be huge in the future or start to lose their significance in our ever-changing world. So you might want to reconsider your passion—or at least alter it for the future like I did.

Oh, and for the record, if this has you panicking, I love writing online.


Infographic courtesy of Cornerstone. Photo of office courtesy of Shutterstock.