Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many of us are anticipating the day when the virus will be contained and possibly eliminated so life can return to normal. Many industries took a hit during this pandemic and while there is a slow easing of restrictions, it is not clear what the future all holds for us.
If you are looking for a job, there is a question if you should wait for the pandemic to end before looking for one or find something that will survive even after the pandemic. Now with the vaccination program rolling out in man countries, you wonder if your current job will stay relevant in the post pandemic world.
Here are some jobs that you may want to consider that will flourish even in the post-pandemic world:
With many companies and businesses moving their activities to online websites and platforms, there is a necessity to find ways to protect their company and client information. As a result of the increasing demand for better security, people with high knowledge and experience with cybersecurity will be a must-have for any company. They will be tasked to prepare the business’s servers to prevent any cyberattack or data leakage, and keep the security stable and upgraded in the future.
Engineering and technology-related jobs
Since there is a concern over human contact and a growing need for automation, engineers and scientists, especially those who can develop artificial intelligence, will also be popular even in the post-pandemic world. These workers will help speed up digitalisation and automation for many industries by improving their AI technology and machine learning, which is now being used for online business platforms and machinery.
E-commerce will also slowly replace going to brick stores and become a new way for people to do their usual shopping. Workers who can do daily inventory check and regularly update the online site will be on high-demand. Of course, for industries like food and hospitality, their employees must be able to serve requests immediately and make everything convenient for clients.
Finally, data scientists will also flourish after the pandemic as they will be able to collect the right data that companies need to predict trends. With a clear idea of the trends online, companies and businesses can adjust their strategies to earn more impressions and clients. Data scientists can also help businesses make key decisions based on the data gathered and analysed.
What You Need to Do Now
To ensue that you are employable at all times – recessions or good times, you need to constantly upgrade your skills to make sure that you stay relevant in the market. This is so much easier to do now with education right at your fingertips. There are plenty of educational websites that offer free courses that you can do at your own pace. If you have a spare evening a week, you can pick up these courses at Cousera, Udemy or eDx.
Once the pandemic is over, life will not go back to the normalcy that we all enjoyed before. There will be jobs that won’t have the same impact than before, while there will be new jobs that will become very popular to everyone. If you are indeed looking for a job that will still be relevant after the pandemic, consider these industries and the jobs attached to them. If you do not have the skills for these jobs, use the free time you have while waiting for a job opening to continuously learn and acquire new knowledge through online training sessions and resources.
Who knows, these might be the types of job you are looking for after all.
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