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Careers With High Job Security Amid Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has come with a whole new set of personal and professional challenges that no one expected to face this year. The impact on daily lives has been catastrophic and it’s difficult to estimate how many people have lost their jobs across the globe because of the pandemic. 

In the United States alone, more than 10,000 small businesses have shut down permanently because of the coronavirus. Some of these businesses managed to reopen after the first lockdown but could not survive a second one. Millions have lost their jobs because of these closures. Still, some people have made money because of an increase in demand for their skills in different industries. These are the top five jobs that remained in-demand since the Covid-19 pandemic started.

1. Marketing Jobs 

As businesses were forced to operate remotely, the need for marketing experts increased. However, these experts have been focusing on advanced digital marketing. These marketers have to come up with new and improved forms of digital marketing that will boost sales and generate leads despite the pandemic. They also had to keep the communication lines open between companies and existing clients. If you have a background in marketing and experience in social media advertising, you might be able to land yourself a remote role as a digital marketer for a good company. All you need is a stable Internet connection and a computer. 

2. Tech Jobs 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, there has been a surge in the demand for tech experts. This isn’t a surprise since technological innovations have played a key role in helping companies transition from office work to remote work. Web developers and designers are needed to create functional tools for remote work. Hardware infrastructure experts are needed to ensure that these systems work correctly irrespective of the increased usage. Security tech experts ensure that the systems are free from vulnerabilities that can be exploited. They ensure that hackers don’t launch attacks on online software. All these professionals have been doing as much work from home or even more since the Covid-19 pandemic started. 

3. Healthcare Jobs

This is a no-brainer. Healthcare workers across departments have been at the forefront of the war against Covid-19. Doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare workers have been working round the clock since the first case of the virus was reported. Many of these brave people have given their lives in this battle. In the United States alone, more than 100 nurses have died on the front lines. Don’t forget the 37 doctors, 24 first responders, 10 diagnosis clinicians, 18 technologists, and all the other healthcare professionals that have died because they were infected on the job. 

4. Food Management Jobs 

Just like the healthcare industry, the food industry is also an essential one. Covid-19 or not, people have to eat. The demand for jobs related to grocery retail and food supply has been on the rise. Across infected cities, there is an increased need for grocery shop attendants, caterers, and warehouse workers. Even farmers and food manufacturers have been working overtime to ensure that everyone gets enough to eat. The demand for food products has been incredibly high over the last year. You don’t need a college degree for most jobs in the food industry. So, it might be a good place to look for a job if you’re currently searching. 

5. Language and Translation Skills 

As the demand for marketing experts increased, the demand for people with language skills surged as well. Apart from the obvious option—English writers, reviewers, and proofreaders—there has also been a demand for translators. The top three languages with high demand are Dutch, Nordic, and German. If you know how to speak and write these languages, you might be perfect for an online translation job. You can also find work as a customer service representative who speaks a foreign language. 

Conclusion 

These top five jobs have surged in demand over the last few months. While things might stabilize for healthcare professionals now that a vaccine has been found, the demand for tech professionals will continue to rise in the years to come. After all, the demand for these experts was already on the rise before the coronavirus outbreak. This might be a good time to pick up software engineering skills. 

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