5 Future Careers Not Yet Taught in Peru

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If you are a foreigner looking for work in Peru, here are some trending 21st-century careers that could make you valuable to the changing labor market.

Gestión recently published an article about 16 future professions that are still not taught in Peruvian universities and technical schools. Here are 5 to consider if you are thinking about building your own “Peruvian Dream.” 

1. Farm-to-Table Chef

This isn’t exactly a new profession, but it is one making a big comeback in many countries and totally relevant in Peru. Growing your own food and turning it into a business in Peru is a legitimate way to make a living if you have the right connections.

2. Virtual Relationship Manager

In today’s connected world, we don’t need to tell you again why this is so important. Being able to maintain a human contact with an internet base of customers is essential to the success of modern businesses, no less in Peru.

3. Power-Saver Professionals

Do you have ways to make energy use more efficient? Thanks to power company Enel, among others, Peru is just starting to break into renewable energy technology in a big way. You will be in high demand if you know how to save businesses money on energy use.

4. Drone Pilots

With all the drone videos we share and all the good feedback they get, it’s no surprise there’s interest in this career. However, making cool scenic videos is only the start. Drones are beginning to be implemented in Peru for archaeological and environmental monitoring purposes among other uses.

5. Cyber-Security Expert

No nation on earth is unconcerned with cyber security. Everyone needs this: government, corporations, and private individuals who are willing to pay big bucks. This is only one of many technology related professions on the list.

Do any of these have something to do with your career? It’s not too late to learn these skills and start moving into the future.

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Mike Dreckschmidt

Mike grew up and eventually attended university in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He graduated in Integrative Leadership Studies with an emphasis in Urban and Regional Planning and has been a part of planning projects in three different countries. Mike’s passion is reading; he devours both literature and nonfiction. His favorite author is Peru’s own Julio Ramón Ribeyro.