It is most likely that things will not just go back to the way they were before. Some industries like retail, restaurants and travel will be slower to recover as those require close contact with other people. Other industries however are likely to adapt to the new norms of social distancing. Here’s the list of 7 jobs that experts think will be in high demand once the country begins to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic.
1. Software developers
As many employees are adapting to a new norms of work from home, most employers would consider changing their work-from-home policies if their staff were able to maintain productivity during the pandemic.
To enable workers to do their jobs from home, software architecture are desperately in need to build and maintain the remote digital services. As the services have rapidly increased, jobs in the related field will be multiplied and we may see an uptick in terms of opportunities in this industry.
2. Robotics engineers
We can see how badly Covid-19 impacted many businesses and thanks to that, in the next few years time, our country will see a greater move towards implementing robotics for automation in various industries. We will need talents to develop these machines – hence, careers related to AI development will also increase.
Robots are not necessarily created for manufacturing only, they can be widely used for other purposes such as in medical institutions or logistics.
Job within the supply chains are among those most in-demand during the pandemic. As more people choose to shop online during the pandemic, this new trend is likely to continue for some time or maybe change the shopping behaviour completely. Since many consumers prefer to shop online as they are worried of going out and expose to the virus even after movement control order are lifted. We will see an even greater uptick in demand for truck driver and delivery personnel.
4. Advertising, promotions, and marketing
These roles have many skills that are transferable between industries which could be useful as some industries are doing well and others recover more slowly. Even if you are working in marketing for a hotel and you lost your job due to Covid-19, you can apply your skills and knowledge as a marketing executive in other fields – healthcare for instance. It’s just a matter of tweaking your resume as the skills will remain relevant in future.
5. Online Teachers & Tutors
Online learning is now a trend and many institutions have made it compulsory to shift from offline to online learning in a bid to keep up education. As schools might be reopened soon and children will go back to schools, tuition class is still necessary and it may take on the form of online tutoring.
6. Remote Personal Fitness Trainers & Instructors
As gyms or fitness centres can’t resume their operations yet, a majority of us have to exercise at home on our own or maybe hired remote personal fitness trainers. Even if gyms reopen, some of us may be hesitant to rush back in immediately. Instead of exercising on our own, having a virtual training sessions might be ideal.
7. Nurse and healthcare workers
Demand for nurse practitioners, physician etc was already on an upswing before Covid-19. Plus, the new growing trend of team-based health care also contributes to the high demand. The trend has created many jobs for nurse and physician assistants who handle routine medical work like patient physicals. Those roles are likely to be in even more demand and become more popular.