Three modern career options made possible with new technology

The modern world is an ever changing environment and so is the job market.

Technology has opened up new exciting paths for your career and here, we have outlined numerous options you have to take advantage of it…

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Work remotely

Remote work in general in the UK has increased by more than 30% over a 10-year period, and has allowed many to embark on career paths that would’ve been closed otherwise.

This type of flexible work environment is a possibility for many careers today, even within traditional, surprising industries such as law and even medicine.

Many freelance law professionals give legal advice through the internet on Skype, without having to set up a physical legal practice

So, if you’re a freelance writer, SEO specialist, financial consultant or in a whole host of other professions, working remotely could be for you.

E-sports

E-sports has rapidly become a multi-million-pound business over the last few years and now boasts some of the highest paid sports stars in the world. Once a reclusive pastime, e-sports is now a major event that fills out arenas around the world.

Top e-sports players like Carlos ‘Ocelote’ Rodriguez are feted all over the globe, and can earn upwards of £1m a year. They are like traditional sportspeople in lots of ways. They compete as part of slickly-operated teams, which in turn compete in regional leagues and then globally. Train for 14 hours a day, study strategy, technique, the opposition extensively. Demonstrate remarkable reflexes and mental agility and deal with enormous pressure, and experience euphoric highs and shattering lows.

In July, over 10,000 fans crammed into Seattle’s basketball arena. The event offered the highest ever prize pool so far – $10.9m, more than golf’s USPGA Championship and was streamed by US broadcasting giant ESPN. For great gaming action visit Coral’s live casino games, featuring poker, roulette and blackjack – why not checkout their multiple options available on exiting games and jackpots.

Gamers don’t need to be as physically fit as traditional sportspeople. Indeed, an elite e-sports player might be sat in front of a computer screen for 14 hours a day.

E-sports is now a viable career option for youngsters and has a bright future amongst the traditional sports.

YouTuber

The number of people making their livings from YouTube has exploded over the last few years.

Like e-sports, making video content is now a viable career path creators. Creating quality videos involves a good camera, lighting, and sound equipment to make it easier for you to gain views and a following that can support you financially.

Don’t expect to become a full-time YouTuber immediately, it may take many months for the prospect of earning enough to quit your day job can become a possibility.

Quality and consistency is key to making your YouTube dream a reality. If you find a niche and are commitment to quality content, there’s no limit to how much you can achieve.

Written by
Jeremy Kaplan

A 50-something year old lifestyle, career, and education blogger based in Atlanta, Georgia. Years of experience in the office setting working with others and still loving it year-after-year.

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