The world is known to change rapidly, and with it work, the first expression of technological and social evolution. However, in the last two years, the pandemic has revolutionized the labor market at a speed never seen before.
Suffice it to say that, in the first year since the beginning of the pandemic, only in the United States, 20% of working people have changed jobs.
A set of factors has led to a complete transformation of the labor market:
- people had time to evaluate their professional satisfaction and in many cases the answer was negative;
- in other cases they have decided they no longer want to live in the city but prefer to live in the midst of nature and this has led to mass transfers from inhabited centers to the suburbs and a return to their countries of origin;
- many people have found they can do the same or another work remotely, without going to the office saving time, money and stress;
- the need to do everything remotely has led to the rapid development of new ways to communicate, work and manage tasks remotely.
All of this has obviously led to the development and increase of some professional figures that have proved to be increasingly necessary.
The new digital professions
In the last two years, 70% of companies have invested in technological transformation, with results that we can observe on the bulletin boards of temporary agencies: over 12% of the ads are dedicated to digital professions.
According to a Linkedin reportsocial networks dedicated to professional relationships, the most requested figures on the market are precisely those of the digital sectorsuch as back end developer (programmer specializing in server coding), robotics engineer (designs and builds robots) and product manager (develops the entire life cycle of a product), all roles specialized in different areas of the technology sector.
But not only. The sought-after figures are also existing professions that have to adapt to this new reality or that were born to fill new needs like the digital accountantthe online psychologist, the smart working facilitator or the digital currency advisor (consultants specialized in all currencies including cryptocurrencies).
Italian tech firms expect 14% hiring increase in the last quarter of the year and, in general in every sector, the search for digital professions increased considerably.
The entertainment and professions of the future
Not only programmers and computer engineers, but also workers in the entertainment sector: the world of work is digital.
If before 2020 it still seemed very futuristic and reserved for the few to enjoy cultural content such as visiting a museum or a city without physically going there, now it seems normal.
The whole entertainment sector has suffered a huge blow in the pandemic period, but has been able to get back up with innovation. Museums – such as, for example, the famous Uffizi gallery – have started offering virtual visits. The building was designed by Giorgio Vasari in 1560 specifically for Cosimo I de’ Medici, but now anyone can walk through its rooms from anywhere in the world. The concerts have also become available in streaming, because, as the famous Freddie Mercury said “the show must go on!”. And casinos have also landed online – bringing novelties such as the no deposit bonuswhich is unthinkable in a physical casino – where the user is welcomed into virtual rooms that reproduce the atmosphere of land-based casinos.
Having fun from your sofa with a 3D viewer that takes you to a desert island or playing a game of poker at a table like in the Monte Carlo casino now seems like something you do every day, yet it wasn’t until recently.
But we didn’t just get used to this new reality out of necessity, it was a pleasure to do it. This because behind the scenes of every program, virtual reality or website, many people work in order to make an experience in the virtual world even more attractive, which thus becomes more personalized than in the physical world.
The technological evolution that the entertainment sector has had has in fact greatly improved the user experience, making it more “real” and more pleasant.
In the virtual versions of some museums, for example, visitors can enter for free or with price reductions compared to the physical museum, not to mention the possibility of being able to admire the works in complete calm and without the crowds of tourists.
Obviously all this is possible thanks to the work of many people, whose purpose is to make the user experience welcoming and unforgettable.
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