The coronavirus crisis is transforming the labor market, consequently, the demand for new professional profiles has also emerged. Opportunites oriented towards new technologies and remote work have proven to be an excellent alternative in this confinement situation.
The change has arisen unexpectedly and it is evident that it has caused an absolute revolution in the way of jobs and employment. All job-providing institutions are looking forward to employees who, of course, have a great knowledge of new technologies and know-how to face any uncertain situation safely and effectively.
Considering the changing job market and employment opportunities, we are losing some of the top jobs that will be booming after the pandemic.
5 Jobs That Will Be Boom After The Pandemic
1. Health Care Professionals
In the field of health, the demand for professionals will be especially in 3 key areas:
- Preventive and personalized medicine
- And research and development of drugs and vaccines.
Health professionals with training in geriatrics, rehabilitation, and physiotherapy, nutrition, cardiology, and pharmacy will also be in great demand.
The professionals of mental health will also be highly sought after, with training in psychotherapy, psychiatry, and psychology, as the pandemic has caused widespread psychological problems in the population.
2. IT Professionals
Technology-related positions have been the most demanded by companies in 2020, with an increase of almost 10 percentage points – up to 32.14% – compared to the previous year. The study predicts that the technology positions with the most employment in the future will be experts in data science and big data, computer engineering, and programming.
In addition to those already mentioned, the World Economic Forum estimates that the IT jobs where there will be more job opportunities between now and 2025 will be for professionals specialized in cloud computing, artificial intelligence and machine learning, electronic commerce, development, and management of robots and algorithms.
Faced with the health crisis caused by the coronavirus pandemic, the job with the greatest demand worldwide is that of a nurse specialized in intensive care. The demand for a greater number of nurses is increasing due to this pandemic to take care of every patient affected.
Due to the demand in this profession, the salary pay scale also increases drastically.
However, the demand for doctors and all kinds of health workers rose exponentially. And this trend is likely to continue in foreseeable future.
4. Web Developer
In the jargon of software developers, there are two types of specialists: those who work on the “front-end” and those who work on the “back-end.” The former develops the part of the software that interacts directly with users, while the latter processes the information.
Along with these developers, computer programmers are required. The latter is in charge of “coding”, that is, writing instructions in a computer language that the computer can read to perform tasks such as, for example, stock control in a warehouse or the sales record.
Experts say that in a few more years, those who do not know programming languages in developed countries, will not be able to advance professionally, since it will be a required skill as reading or writing is now.
5. Cybersecurity Specialists
The increase in online purchases via e-commerce, the increase in online education, and the rise of teleworking have increased the need to strengthen computer security. This means that cybersecurity specialists have become highly sought-after professionals by companies, who want to secure their data, transactions, and economic activity in general.
New companies who are specialized in cybersecurity have appeared, as it is one of the most profitable businesses after Covid. Although this profession was already booming, the coronavirus crisis has highlighted its importance furthermore.