Malaysian Gen Zs Share What Their Dream Jobs Would Look Like 5 Years Down The Road

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The digital world is changing rapidly, and so are the career perceptions of today's generation

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Back then, kids would say their dream jobs were to be a lawyer, doctor or engineer. Now, a popular answer would be YouTuber, reported The Straits Times.

In fact, most Gen Zs are drawn towards the digital aspect when it comes to their dream jobs, as they are the first generation of "digital natives" — a.k.a. people who grew up with technology embedded into every area of their lives.

We asked some Gen Zs to share their dream jobs and here's what they said:

1. "My dream job is to be a full-time podcaster, because I think podcasts are the future of media"

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"Radio is so outdated, and podcasts are more interactive and engaging. I love doing research and finding out new things, and then sharing them with my listeners.

"I also like the freedom and creativity that podcasts allow, and the fact that I don't have to show my face or worry about how I look."

- Kitna, 25 years old

2. "I dream of being an AI animator who can craft and direct movies with nothing but AI"

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"Before AI was a thing, the whole idea of creating animations was complicated, but now with AI, I believe we can soon do anything!

"AI allows me to unleash my creativity and bring my drawings to life in amazing ways. Plus, I don't need to follow the rules of animation, 'cause AI has made it simple to construct and animate a figure. All I need is my drawings and imagination (and my creativity) to bring things to life with just a phone. Isn't that cool?"

- Vho, 27 years old

3. "I wish I can one day become a full-time drone racer"

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"I started picking up drone flying during the pandemic, and it's become a niche hobby of mine that I'm super passionate about. In fact, I've even joined a few smaller scale drone racing competitions. While the community is still kinda small, it's already growing overseas and it'd be cool if it could be as big as F1 one day!

"Drone racing for a living, that'd be the dream!"

- Justin, 26 years old

4. "I see myself as a social media movie critic in five years"

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"Who would have thought that you could make a living just by having followers on social media? My goal is to become an iconic movie reviewer that everyone goes to before watching a movie. After all, I love creating content and sharing my opinions, hehe.

"Plus, I would have my reviews up along with an authentic write-up and a heartfelt video! I would be super honest with my reactions and feedback. If the movie touches my heart and makes me cry, I'm going to shoot the whole video with me tearing up. People want the real thing, don't they?"

- Chia, 25 years old

5. "I have a passion for teaching and I want to be an outstanding AI educator in the industry"

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"I believe that children and young people enjoy learning more when it is colourful and fun, and that AI can make things more vibrant than what they see in their textbooks. My dream career involves creating engaging topics with AI software and sharing them on social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram.

"I would also love to create my own portal where I can post my interactive AI classes online. This way, learning would be more cool."

- Hui, 25 years old

6. "I have always loved photography, but I have a bigger dream, which is to become a drone photographer"

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"I want to capture the beauty of the world from a different perspective, to see what others can't see from the ground. With growing drone technology, it'd be cool if we can one day venture into never-before-seen places to discover new sides of Malaysia we never knew existed.

"Plus, I wanna share my vision with the world through online platforms and make a living out of it. As a start, I'm planning to offer my services for events and occasions that need a bird's eye view."

- Siva, 27 years old

7. "While esports has already become an actual career option, my dream is to make a mark driving virtual race cars"

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"Nowadays, it's viable to become an esports gamer, with successful ones earning millions of dollars. However, the virtual racing scene still has room to grow, and I want to be one of the first Malaysians to reach the top tier in this field. Who knows? Maybe it will even translate into actual racing one day!"

- Kevin, 27 years old

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