There is no doubt that 2020 has been one of the strangest years of everyone’s lives. The arrival of the coronavirus completely changed the way of living, ending our habits and customs, and since then reality is no longer as we knew it.
The effects of Covid-19 can be seen in practically any detail, whether in the personal sphere or in the workplace.
Since the pandemic came into our lives, many workers have been affected by all kinds of measures, and finding a job has become more difficult and complicated.
In this context, LinkedIn, the most famous employment platform in the world, has published its usual report on the most demanded jobs at the moment.
A list based on data from April to October 2020 shows how the labor market has changed since the coronavirus pandemic. Based on that data we are listing the 6 most in-demand jobs in Europe in 2022.
6 Most In-Demand Jobs In Europe 2022
The Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to take restrictions in the education sector. To prevent the spread of the virus, many educational centers have been forced to paralyze face-to-face classes and opt for online teaching, with all the complications that this implies.
As a result, more and more teachers with digital skills are being sought in the education sector. In this sense, LinkedIn points out that the most valued skills at this time are knowledge in English, primary education, history, special education, early childhood education, science, physics, and mathematics.
In addition, the cities in which more contracts have been made have been Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Murcia.
2. Specialized Medical Professionals
Spain has been one of the European countries that have been most affected by Covid-19. Therefore, it is not surprising that more and more specialized doctors are being sought.
According to data from LinkedIn, in the last year, there has been a growth of 55% in the hiring of the sector, highlighting, especially, the increase in the demand for nursing positions, which concentrated the largest number of contracts.
In this sense, the cities that have demanded a greater number of professionals have been Barcelona, Seville, Madrid, and Valencia, and the skills that have been most requested have been knowledge in intensive care, medicine, nursing, and pediatrics.
3. Medical Support Staff
As a consequence of the increase in the demand for specialized medical personnel, there has also been an increase in the number of hiring of health care support personnel.
This is the case for laboratory technical assistants or clinical trial directors, two of the most sought-after positions to help with vaccine research.
Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, and Granada top the list of cities in which this type of profile has been most demanded.
Regarding the profile, LinkedIn points out that they are looking for people with laboratory skills and knowledge in health care, clinical trials, clinical research, and pharmacy.
4. Selling Online (E Commerce)
Based on the predictions of the increase in sales, Spain is one of the largest e-commerce centers in Europe.
If we add to this that during the toughest stage of the pandemic, the one in which mandatory confinement only allowed us to leave home for what was just and necessary, many turned to the internet to make their purchases during such situations.
It is not surprising that the number of workers in the e-commerce sector increased by 70% between 2019 and 2020. According to LinkedIn, Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, Murcia, and Valencia are the cities that lead the hiring.
And they do so by looking for employees with knowledge of logistics management, supply chain management, warehouse management systems, and electronic commerce.
5. Customer Service
The coronavirus restrictions have forced companies to find new methods to offer their services with the results of yesteryear, which has led to a 64% increase in customer service positions.
Workers with skills related to technical assistance, problem-solving and customer service, experience, and support are being the most sought after, especially in Barcelona, Madrid, Malaga, and Valencia.
6. Care Workers
Job opportunities for care workers were always in demand in the UK. Ever since the breakout of covid19, the opportunity for care workers has only increased.
Since the covid19, the shortage of staff in care homes for adults is huge. Making this job to have more opportunities for jobs and career advancement.
The caregiving sector currently employs about 1.5 million workers.
And by 2025 in England, their number is expected to increase by more than 1 million. And the best part is there are no specific educational requirements for working as a care worker.