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Futurists

Overview

Futurists use their research and analytical skills to make projections about the future. They typically develop deep knowledge of a specific field (e.g., business, engineering, economics, environmental science, etc.), industry (health care, financial services, solar power, etc.), or country or geographic region (China, Far East, Guatemala, Central America, etc.) before working as a futurist. They are also known as foresight practitioners, futurologists, strategic planners, and strategic foresight professionals. The field of futurism is small. Anecdotally, it’s estimated that there are fewer than 1,000 full-time, professional futurists in the United States.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

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Outlook

Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits

Creative

Curious

Problem-Solving

Career Ladder
Head of Strategic Foresight Firm

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