When you’ve just finished high school, you’re confronted with a huge decision: what to study next? Of course, whatever you decide doesn’t just impact the next few years to come, it influences your entire life. Even though these days most of us don’t necessarily study for one specific profession, you definitely choose a direction in which you will proceed. A tough choice, especially when you’re eighteen years old and your life experience is still quite limited. Time to analyse all your options, do your homework and make a considered choice.
When doing this, looking at the future should be one of the first things you do. It’s all about finding the right balance between your interests and the possible opportunities out there. As our world changes at a rapid pace, so does the range of professions. New technologies, new issues, new philosophies all lead to new jobs and keeping up with society is therefore essential when you’re choosing what to study.
Talent search business Birdeo did some research and found out what jobs with a “positive impact” on the planet are most in demand these days. That impact can be socio-economic, environmental or even something else. In other words: five jobs that will save the planet.
1. Decarbonization Manager
It’s all in the name. As a Decarbonization Manager, your task is to rethink your business’ strategy in order to reach a zero carbon approach. This stretches from building to paperwork to transportation and everything in between.
2. Extra-financial performance reporting officer
Yes, this role is all about analysing data. Yet this time, you actually get to do something with those results. The data is used to change a business’ functioning for the better, with an inclusive and environmental-friendly mindset in the back of your head.
3. Responsible digital manager
Technology is one of the fastest-growing industries at the moment and that also means it’s about time to look at ways to make this industry more eco-friendly. And that’s exactly what you’ll do as a Responsible Digital Manager. An ever-more important job, especially since the pandemic and the surge in telework that came with it.
4. Biodiversity project manager
In this position, you’ll work on a business strategy covering everything biodiversity and environment-related, changing your business for the better.
5. ESG data analyst
Ever heard about ESG? They’re the Environmental, Social, and Governance Criteria aka a set of criteria used by socially conscious investors in order to know whether or not they want to invest in a business. As an ESG Data Analyst you look at how your business is doing and you put in the work to make sure your approach is as transparent as possible.