Kick-Ass Jobs of the Future

By Sophie Goldstein,  Newser User
Posted Aug 16, 2007 2:47 PM CDT

(Newser) – Doctors and lawyers are so old-school—CNNMoney lists the movers and shakers of the future:

  • Disease Mapper: Use satellite technology to track and predict epidemics.
  • Robot Programmer: Today's robots can analyze blood samples and mix cocktails—if someone shows them how.

  • Information Engineer: Combine networking and statistical analysis skills to track trends, troubleshoot, and judge new features for Web 2.0 companies.
  • Radiosurgeon: Zap cancer patients with a precision laser beam emanating from a robotic arm. Rad.
  • Second Life Lawyer: Meet with clients in a virtual office to discuss their real-life issues.