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Top 5 careers in demand during the pandemic

The digital transformation will lead the way to tech-enabled businesses and the emergence of internet-based career opportunities post the pandemic.

Taniya Choudhury Published 21.07.20, 03:54 PM
During this pandemic period, companies are accelerating digital transformation and leveraging the benefits of technology through e-meetings. Photo: Shutterstock

During this pandemic period, companies are accelerating digital transformation and leveraging the benefits of technology through e-meetings. Photo: Shutterstock

The Coronavirus pandemic has induced a global recession followed by massive job losses and salary cuts posing a major challenge for industries to survive during this global crisis.

The pandemic shock has been catastrophic and industries like tourism and hospitality, real-estate businesses, food services, retail, transport, and the unorganized sector including micro and middle-scale enterprises seem to have received the hardest hit during the lockdown.

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To combat the challenge, companies are undergoing a transformation in their work culture and policies. Organizations are shifting to remote working and employees are embracing the work-from-home culture.

Companies are accelerating digital transformation and leveraging the benefits of technology through e-meetings and virtual conferences that will make communication easy within the different departments of the organization, improve customer experience, and expand the business.

The digital transformation will lead the way to tech-enabled businesses and the emergence of internet-based career opportunities post the pandemic. Here are the top 5 careers to look for during the pandemic.

Top 5 Careers During the Pandemic

1. Healthcare Professionals

The healthcare industry is perhaps the only industry that is immune to recession and is likely to experience a growth in job opportunities in the coming years. Recently, due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the healthcare sector is experiencing a sudden spike in demand for skilled doctors and nurses, caregivers, epidemiologists, virologists, surgeons, laboratorians and pharmacists, and medical suppliers. So, it is needless to say that healthcare employment is likely to increase due to the pandemic.

2. Cloud Computing Engineers

Businesses today are forecasting a dramatic shift in the business landscape and the IT industry is likely to grow exponentially in the future with an increase in demand for cloud computing engineers, developers, and technicians.

All businesses are going virtual nowadays. Industries like education, healthcare, IT, or entertainment depend largely on cloud-based services like AI (Artificial Intelligence) and MI (Machine Intelligence), DevOps, and serverless computation for the seamless functioning of their businesses. A smooth online network is crucial for managing conferences and technical events, reaching prospective customers, and generating sales. The emerging trend is definitely good news for cloud engineers and technicians.

3. Online Teaching

Among many other professions, online teaching seems to have flourished the most during the COVID-19 pandemic. With all schools and colleges closed down, students need teachers to help them with their studies. During this uncertainty, online teaching seems to be the only option.

Several eLearning platforms like WizIQ, Tutor, Teachable, Ruzuku, Educadium, EasyClass, etc. allow educators to host online classes and get technical support from the platforms as well. Due to the nationwide lockdown, there is a huge demand for online teachers. So, if you are passionate about teaching, online teaching seems to be a lucrative career option.

4. Blockchain Developers

During the past few months, the cryptocurrency exchanges and related businesses are expanding their workforce and reviving their recruitment services. In the wake of COVID-19, Government services especially the healthcare systems are finding it difficult to manage the overflow of technical data due to lack of security surveillance and data management. Blockchain with its decentralized technology seems to be a suitable solution that safeguards sensitive data from unauthorized access.

Furthermore, companies like IBM, Oracle, government organizations, and the World Health Organization (WHO) are integrating with a blockchain-based project called MiPasa that will quicken the detection process of Coronavirus carriers and the hotspots. So, if you want to be a blockchain developer, now is the time.

5. Cybersecurity Professionals

Despite the majority of the job sectors experiencing an economic downturn, the cybersecurity industry seems to be booming and recorded a job growth of 6% over the past few months which is quite promising amid the pandemic.

With companies shifting to remote working, it has become crucial to secure the networks, confidential data, and employee operations against the new-age hackers and security threats. Sectors like healthcare, education, retail business, financial institutions, and even government organizations depend on cybersecurity experts to secure their large volumes of data and online payments. In this present scenario, most of the companies are operating online. So, there is definitely a rise in employment opportunities for cybersecurity professionals.

Though unemployment is skyrocketing, the bright side is that new job roles are opening up fast, thanks to digitalization. Companies are now looking for candidates with digital literacy, soft skills, and agility to adapt to the changing work environment. So, if you want to thrive in this current crisis, it is time to skill up and think differently. The above sectors are definitely going to thrive in the current crisis and are likely to generate more employment in the future. Get hired today!

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