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5 Careers of the Future You Should Know About

The 21st Century welcomed us with a ton of new developments and innovations. From high-speed data storage replacing discs and magnetic strips to wireless transmission of data and power, the new age we live in is the most advanced humanity has ever seen. With all the new things being made and discovered, especially in the field of STEM, now is the best time to look for the best careers you can start building! 

So, here’s a list of promising 21st Century careers you should watch out for in the (near) future:

1. Biological Engineering

We’re pretty sure you’ve heard of Engineering by now and, true, it isn’t a new field after all. However, current technology coupled with the growing needs of humans called for newer branches of Engineering like Computer Engineering and Electrical Engineering. Though, another branch of Engineering is of particular interest, especially with the current needs of our healthcare industry: Biological Engineering. 

Biological Engineering takes the field to another level by incorporating Life Sciences on top of other disciplines like Chemistry, Physics, and Mathematics. This new branch of Engineering enables humans to alter and enhance different aspects of Biology for a specific purpose, such as the creation of designer “bugs” that can help break down plastic faster, or use different microbes to help fight viruses that can infect people.

And no, you don’t have to go elsewhere to study Biological Engineering! Mapúa University is the first and only university in the Philippines to offer the program since 2008! Click here to learn more about Mapúa University’s Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering!

2. Multimedia Arts

From the website you’re reading this article on to the social media platform you’re using almost every day, there are materials that only creatives and artists can produce. With the advent of new media (think: social media platforms and streaming services), as well as the onset of the pandemic where we are all stuck inside our homes and connected only through the internet, the need for multimedia artists continuously grows.

Multimedia Arts is a career that focuses on the creative production of materials that span across multiple mediums. Gone are the days when materials were exclusively either audio or visual. Current devices like smartphones enable the combination of audio and video, making it very easy to share and watch live streams, vlogs, music on streaming platforms — and the list goes on. 

Don’t fret, though! Finding your footing in the field of media is a lot easier at Mapúa University! Their School of Media Studies offers the Bachelor of Arts in Multimedia Arts, Bachelor of Arts in Digital Film, Bachelor of Arts in Digital Journalism, Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Media, and Bachelor of Arts in Advertising Design programs! Click here to read more about their media studies programs!

3. Information Technology

Almost everything right now is doable online: Need a cinema ticket? Purchase it online! Need to buy groceries, especially as we are still in the pandemic? Tap here and there on your smartphone and you can get them right at your doorstep! Need to attend a class or a meeting virtually? Open up your laptop and you’re good to go. This current uptrend in the use of the internet for day-to-day needs and transactions has pushed small and large businesses (including schools) to beef up their information systems, needing the help of IT professionals.

Information Technology professionals handle all the necessary hardware and software needs of businesses. From installation to maintenance, it’s all in their hands! So, IT professionals are usually those with Computer Science degrees or those that relate to Information Systems and Technology.

Luckily, you don’t have to look too far because relevant degrees such as Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology are all offered by Mapúa University! Click here to learn more about these programs!

Newer technologies also enable us to have large amounts of data that are as diverse, precise, and comprehensive as they can be. If the previous centuries allowed us to compute crop cycles through the stars in the sky, imagine what else current technology can bring us! And that is where Data Science comes in.

4. Data Science 

Data Science is an interesting field where numbers and algorithms provide us a better understanding of scenarios that have happened in the past or are yet to happen. From crunching numbers to estimate the human population of a given year in the past to creating models to where and how bad the next surge in COVID-19 cases will be, Data Science can give us a clear picture of whatever we need and, thus, plan and act as necessary.

Want to enter the world of data and see where we’re headed to? Mapúa University is the top institution that offers the Bachelor of Science in Data Science program

5. Mental Health Practice

Other than new technologies, the 21st Century also saw a more open conversation towards Mental Health. This made the public more aware of the need to look after one’s Mental Health and, thus, more and more Mental Health practitioners are needed by different sectors and industries in our society. Furthermore, the current COVID-19 pandemic has caused Mental Health problems to rise among Filipinos, highlighting the need for more Mental Health professionals.

Mental Health Practice is one of the most in-demand careers to watch out for. Psychologists, Therapists, and Counselors go beyond physical health and treat and/or give solutions to Mental Health illnesses or problems. Whether young or old, professional or still a student, everyone would need a Mental Health practitioner the same way we all would need a doctor for things like coughs and colds.

If this job sounds like the one for you, Mapúa University offers both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science in Psychology programs! The AB in Psychology program dives deep into the human mind to understand the dynamics of individual and group behavior. Meanwhile, the BS in Psychology program focuses more on the concepts of human psychology that are rooted in the fields of biology, chemistry, biochemistry, and cognitive sciences. Click here to learn more about taking BS or AB in Psychology at Mapúa University.

Whichever of these careers you choose, you’ll always know the best way to learn, build, and innovate at Mapúa University

Click here to start your application and be ready for the 21st century!

 

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