When contemplating your career plans, focus not only on the kind of work that fits you well now but also on what offers a path to the best jobs of the future. “Sounds reasonable,” you say, “but what specific positions should I focus on?”

Many are technical in nature. Ever-advancing technology opens up a wide variety of new and evolved roles, so many of the most promising professions require knowing and staying up to date with the latest digital innovations.

However, not all jobs that are currently seeing growth (or projected to grow in the foreseeable future) necessitate being an all-around tech wiz. Some involve keeping up only with software and hardware relevant to your duties — which is a best practice in the digital age no matter what you do for a living.

Employers will depend on their employees to make strategic, informed decisions using data collected by artificial intelligence and analytics, while keeping a pulse on industry trends and their customers’ needs and wants.