Best career options / Jobs / Skills for postCovid - 19  economy

by Paritosh Shah on 3 June 2020 in

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While health professionals are working tirelessly to keep us safe and treat those of us who get infected, government and business leaders are also working tirelessly to mitigate the economic fall-out. Experts believe that post-Covid economy will no doubt  look very different and this will also Impact the job scenario. As stay-at-home orders are eventually eased, it’s likely that industries that requires close contact with other people like retail, restaurants, and travel will be slower to recover. Other industries are likely to adapt to the new norms of social distancing and precautions to mitigate the risk of corona virus.

The outbreak has impacted consumer buying patterns, especially the household essentials and basic utilities. In many ways, this pandemic has helped demonstrate the power of digital technologies such as cloud and big data, and has helped businesses visualize new ways to use data effectively. With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing a large chunk of people to work from home, we’ve witnessed a huge spike in data usage across the globe. Statistics indicate that global data usage has increased as much as 38 percent year-on-year in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

While the pandemic will certainly bring a digital transformation, here are a few areas where we can expect greater job opportunities to open up in the next few months/years :

  • Cloud Computing

    The ongoing pandemic demonstrates how cloud computing has become essential in the modern world. Many of the conveniences and services available online are made possible by the cloud. From games to productivity apps and the software used by businesses and institutions, there’s a vital role cloud computing plays.  

  • Digital Marketing

    Specialists who are experts in search engine optimization (SEO), search engine marketing (SEM), and email campaigns are in high demand. Applicants with marketing and digital skills that can help companies build their brands will be very attractive to employers in the coming years.

  • Health care

    According to Indeed, the search for healthcare jobs is also on the rise. “As the job market slows down in the wake of a global pandemic, essential services continue to drive demand, such as in the medical and public health fields. Healthcare job roles includes Nurse, Doctors, Assistants, attendants, etc

  • Business Analysts

    A business analyst is someone who analyzes an organization or business domain and documents its business or processes or systems, assessing the business model or its integration with technology. Business Analyst helps in guiding businesses in improving processes, products, services and software through data analysis. As dependency on data will increase the economy will need a blend of business skills with data analysis as Business Analysts.  

  • Social Media Marketing

    During the lockdown one of the most important channels to stay connected with friends, family and relatives was social media. All social media platforms saw increase in traffic during the lockdown period as more and more people got engaged as users had more time to spend on their mobile. Social media is the only channel where major brands have not reduced the spend even during Corona crisis.  

  • E commerce Manager

    Online retailers may have another edge during the holiday season if the coronavirus follows the normal trajectory of the flu and dissipates during the summer but returns in the fall.  That could cause consumers again to shun stores during the upcoming holiday season. “Consumers will wonder if they could catch virus in the stores or the malls. This will increase the dependency on online sales platforms for most of the purchases. Hence, Ecommerce sector is expected to see a boost although the current situation is not good for this sector.

  • Pharmaceuticals

    In addition to the healthcare, the pharmaceuticals industry is also expected to gain from the current situation. This directly impacts healthcare staff, which is at the forefront to battle and contain Coronavirus and the medical suppliers that are facilitating it.

  • Online Education / Tutors

    The COVID-19 has resulted in schools shut all across the world. Globally, over 1.2 billion children are out of the classroom. As a result, education has changed dramatically, with the distinctive rise of e-learning, whereby teaching is undertaken remotely and on digital platforms

  • AI Experts

    The World Economic Forum identified artificial intelligence specialists as the number one emerging data job in the future. According to LinkedIn’s online education website, LinkedIn Learning, artificial intelligence is a top hard skill for 2020, adding an extra level of efficiency to the human workforce.

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