One Profession: Past, Present, Future HUM1200

As you have progressed through this course, you have explored how historical events, cultural influences, and the evolution of gender roles and expectations have impacted a variety of issues related to work practices and philosophies. Some major impacts over the last century include:
A massive generational shift in the workforce as Baby Boomers retire.
Huge leaps in technology that have created many new jobs and rendered some obsolete.
Changing cultural demographics in the workforce.
How and where we do our jobs.
The impact of social media on the way we communicate, both at and away from work.
A shift in population—rural communities and farm life have changed drastically as people migrate to more urban areas.
For this assignment, imagine you have been invited to write a blog post (or article) by a guidance counselor at your local high school. This will be included on a web page for high school students who are interested in different careers. The goal is to give students a chance to learn from people representing a variety of professions.
For this assignment, select a profession that is of interest to you. This can be your current work, a profession you are interested in pursuing, or perhaps a career or vocation (such as farming, religious life, politician, housewife, or stay-at-home dad) that piques your interest. Then, write a blog post in which you include the following:
Provide a brief history of the job or profession.
Describe the influence of technology on this profession.
Explain how changing cultural influences have impacted the job or profession.
Describe how the changing perceptions of gender in the workplace impacts a job or profession.
Predict how the profession will evolve in the future.