Futurists are employed by corporations and other businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, think tanks, strategic planning organizations, consulting firms, and nonprofit organizations.
There are three main ways to break into a career as a futurist:
With experience, a futurist who works for a consulting firm, corporation, or government agency might decide to open his or her own consulting practice. Futurists also advance by becoming well-known for their ideas and publications, which can translate into more earnings and a higher media profile.
Consider taking a futurism-related course at your local college or university to see if this field is for you.
Read The Foresight Guide (http://www.foresightguide.com), a free resource that provides more information on futurist career paths and features interviews with well-known futurists.
Attend the World Future Society’s Annual Futurist Summit (https://www.worldfuture.org) to learn more about the field and network.