In certain sectors like SaaS, cloud platforms, technology and security, the demand is higher than the supply. Many others have come up with innovative practices to make sure that the jobs have evolved to suit the need of the hour.
Here are some careers that will thrive in the new normal:
With retail shops, supermarkets and shopping malls operating fewer hours there is a surge in online shopping. Even food ordering and delivery apps have risen in popularity as many other delivery options opened up.
The rise in online shopping, purchase and payments also poses an increased security risk. If hackers can access zoom meetings then imagine the havoc they can wreak with online payments. The past six months show there has been a rise in ransomware attacks. In fact, email addresses and passwords of WHO employees were leaked.
Cybersecurity is in great demand and this is one sector that is always going to be immune to recession as our activities will increase online, no matter the economy.
A quick look at the job boards and portals show that some of the most in-demand jobs include Cybersecurity Analysts, Cybersecurity Engineers, Cybersecurity Consultants, Pen Testers, Analysts, Security Engineers and Architects.
If you are considering a career in cybersecurity, now is a good time to cash in on the demand.
2. Online gaming and gambling
Much of the gambling and gaming action has moved online in recent years. Due to the instant gratification and innovation, the online casino industry has been growing steadily and the demand is slated to continue. In fact, the online gambling market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.77% in the period of (2019-2024).
For career aspirants in the casino industry, this opens up a whole lot of remote positions as the demand for new hybrid games increases. Some popular job opportunities that the online gambling industry offers include casino dealer, affiliate manager, online marketer, copywriter, account manager, game developer, analyst etc.
Check out the career section of websites like NetBet Slots to understand your options and the range of jobs available in the casino industry.
Some region-specific casinos are now offering tables with regional language speakers as well as live theme tables that are relevant to their geography – for example, a Bollywood table.
3. Health sector
We can expect more investment and jobs in this sector with a variety of openings.
Public sector roles that are not limited to nurses and clinicians but also include carers, trust managers, pharmacists. There is likely to be a rise in professional service roles such as procurement, finance, demand management etc.
Additionally, governmental roles such as healthcare policy, management etc. will see a huge demand, and so will digital health analysis. Expect a number of opportunities for data scientists and infection tracing specialists.
4. Supply and demand roles
We have now witnessed the importance of speedy and effective supply of goods and materials. Since supply chains are typically long and complex with many challenges like cross border regulations and regulations, we now need the expertise to simplify and streamline our supply of essential products. Whether it is food or medical equipment, supply chain roles are going stronger than ever.
Some typical positions are planners, analysts, technology specialists. In logistics, there is a high demand for fulfilment, warehousing, transport and delivery management. In fact, Amazon has recently announced they will hire an additional 100000 staff to deal with the upsurge.
The gig economy is expected to see a massive growth generating 4-5 million jobs in the next couple of years. The share of gig jobs in the service sector alone will rise by 20 per cent. Who does the gig economy include? Content specialists, graphic designers, social media managers, programmers, website developers, information security engineers, resume writers, DevOps engineers, the list is quite exhaustive. Almost anyone who’s able to work on an alternative or flexible schedule without the secured perks of a job constitutes the gig economy.
There is no single, typical gig worker type but the need for non-traditional workers is rising steadily along with the growth of the remote workforce.
Think of how you can upgrade or innovate with your existing skillset to make the most of these challenging times.