wood burning stoves 2.0*
The moose likes Jobs Discussion and the fly likes What jobs can not be outsourced in 20+ years? Big Moose Saloon
  Search | Java FAQ | Recent Topics | Flagged Topics | Hot Topics | Zero Replies
Register / Login
JavaRanch » Java Forums » Careers » Jobs Discussion
Bookmark "What jobs can not be outsourced in 20+ years?" Watch "What jobs can not be outsourced in 20+ years?" New topic
Author

What jobs can not be outsourced in 20+ years?

Jane Somerfield
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 20, 2002
Posts: 193
I'm thinking a career for my daughter.
[ June 03, 2003: Message edited by: Jane Somerfield ]
John Fontana
Ranch Hand

Joined: Feb 28, 2002
Posts: 235
Originally posted by Jane Somerfield:
I'm thinking a career for my daughter.
[ June 03, 2003: Message edited by: Jane Somerfield ]

I assume you mean not outsourced 'overseas'...domestic outsourcing is harmless to job market...
Network Administrators - The good, well-rounded techie cannot be outsourced overseas, as long as people have computers on their desks at all.
Nobody will send a consultant all the way from Russia or India to make sure that your virus definitions are updated, or install new workstations on your network.
Smaller departments and companies will always like to have someone who can set up a vpn, design a new page for the intranet, and to help the boss's wife sell her needlepoint work on Ebay.
My 2 cents: Your daughter should go with whatever she would still enjoy even if the pay is low. That's the job that 20 years from now she won't look back on with regret. I know people with 100% job security who are well paid, and miserable.


www.websiteandsound.com
"If you do what you've always done, you'll get what you've always gotten."
Chris Mathews
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 18, 2001
Posts: 2712
Originally posted by Jane Somerfield:
I'm thinking a career for my daughter.
[ June 03, 2003: Message edited by: Jane Somerfield ]

Perhaps the better option is to let your daughter think of a career for herself when the time comes...
Matt Cao
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 03, 2003
Posts: 715
Hi,
I would say human interact. The closer your position lean toward the customer, the safer it will be.
I am an Engineer by trade but most the time I conducted meetings with clients, suppliers, interdepartments, and interorganizations. They consume 8 hrs and it leaves me only 4 hrs on developing per day.
Regards,
MCao
[ June 03, 2003: Message edited by: Matt Cao ]
Jane Somerfield
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jul 20, 2002
Posts: 193
Originally posted by Matt Cao:
Hi,
I would say human interact. The closer your position lean toward the customer, the safer it will be.
I am an Engineer by trade but most the time I conducted meetings with clients, suppliers, interdepartments, and interorganizations. They consume 8 hrs and it leaves me only hours on developing per day.
Regards,
MCao

It sounds like you have political job that can
never be outsourced.
This is my first outsourceproof job category: Politician (President, VP, Senators, Congressmen,
and Congresswomen of the USA).
[ June 03, 2003: Message edited by: Jane Somerfield ]
Sam Walker
Ranch Hand

Joined: Nov 06, 2002
Posts: 65
How about Oracle DBA? Even if banks send everything overseas I don't think they'll move their precious data.
Matt Cao
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 03, 2003
Posts: 715
Hi Sam,
Data don't mean anything, if you can manipulated them into valuable information, then you will be safe.
DBA do not make much money, but business analyst do. I used to know an Oracle DBA lad for SYSCO whom now is very high up in the chain command.
Hi Jane,
I am just an Engineer of an OEM company. The company initially wanted an Engineer knowing software, hardware, teaching and have bag will travel attitude. After joining them and one thing lead to another, now I conducts meetings most of the time. I witness an Engineering Manager letting go after all his subordinates were gone. That's why I think human interface is the one saving me.
Regards,
MCao
Arjun Shastry
Ranch Hand

Joined: Mar 13, 2003
Posts: 1874
20 years is a big period considering the pace with which technology is moving.As per my 'vision',almost all tasks which require programming will be automated.20 years back there were all c/fortran programmers .Now how many are there? Same way there won't be many java programmers 20 years from now Bioinformatics/nanotechnology are some of the areas of future.As stated above,jobs which require daily customer interaction are most safe.Ofcourse liking for that subject should be of first importance.


MH
John Lee
Ranch Hand

Joined: Aug 05, 2001
Posts: 2545
hi:
all jobs can be outsourced. just look at a historical map of human civilization. so the only matter is time. how much can 20 years change? maybe not a lot. so maybe we are all safe.
David Rocks
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 24, 2001
Posts: 162
Jane,
Law.
You cannot pratice British law with an Indian law degree. You cannot even pratice Scottish law with an English law degree. I would assume that is the case in all countries. Every countries laws are different.
Just wish i though of that when i left school.
David
SJ Adnams
Ranch Hand

Joined: Sep 28, 2001
Posts: 925
Politics too probably.
I don't know of any politicians who were born outside the UK.
Tony Evans
Ranch Hand

Joined: Jun 29, 2002
Posts: 573
I have given a lot of thought to this. There is no aspect of the private industry that won’t end up outsourced (India, East Europe, China). A number of articles in the Daily Telegraph have touched on this. All agreed that the service industry would go the same way as manufacturing. Already following the IT industry is call centres; financial services both front and back office accountancies firms, and so on.
Careers left for the educated class will be.
Law, the Military (although next time I am called up I would be tempted to tell them to outsource my role abroad). The Civil service, local government, politics, any job that requires you to live in the country you are providing the service.
Economically Britain may be in a bad shape with more tax consumers that tax producers
I recommend your daughter marry an Indian to get an Indian passport when the time is right.
Tony
Matt Cao
Ranch Hand

Joined: Apr 03, 2003
Posts: 715
Hi,
So you think those Indians came to western countries to work during the boom time were the moles, intructed by their government similarly like Japanese did during the industrial revolution aged ago.
Whow, I thought this is the result to the recession contributed by the western countries executives coatailing the collapse of the dotcom era.
I think we "ranchers" should get together and write a techno thriller book.
Regards,
MCao
Rahul Roy
Ranch Hand

Joined: Mar 24, 2003
Posts: 50
Nurse , Doctor ,School Teacher ,Pharmacist , Salesperson etc .
 
It is sorta covered in the JavaRanch Style Guide.
 
subject: What jobs can not be outsourced in 20+ years?