The pandemic has changed the way people look at jobs and employment as a whole. Unemployment rates peaked during the COVID-19 pandemic and has steadily fallen since then. The forecast is that unemployment rates will continue to decrease in the next few years.
Given this positive news, lets looks at some of the best jobs in the market in 2022. The top 5 mentioned here are broad fields and include many titles within each field. This is only based on US population and the job trends seen here.
1.IT based jobs
The world is moving towards a digital future. Just like how many of us are open to adopting fully electric cars, we have come a long way in terms of technological advancements. We are just one click away from many comforts and this is all possible due to the development in tech. Artificial Intelligence is specifically noteworthy as this sector is being incorporated into many fields and the future is going to be driven by AI technology. The best part about IT or computers is that anyone can acquire these skills even at a later stage in one’s career path or educational journey. Courses are available online, YouTube for free tutorials, and for those who prefer traditional learning – check out your local community colleges. Getting in touch with technology as much as a lot of people don’t want to know, is only going to benefit us.
After all we do not want to go into a future being half blind.
2.HR( Human Resources)
The couple years after the pandemic started has seen a huge increase in HR and recruiter jobs. Main reason being the Great Resignation that is happening in the USA. Job goers quit their jobs overnight due to many reasons.
Many due to the stress brought on by the pandemic, many for want of a better career, and the rest who just wanted to take a break from working. This paved way to the rise in HR jobs to scout for talent and fill all the open positions.
3.Healthcare based jobs
Unfortunately healthcare workers have been the ones to take the worst hit due to the pandemic. Nevertheless job openings have remained high in this sector and job stability remains good as well. We have heard stories of nurses, doctors, techs quitting their jobs owing to high stress levels at the workplace due to the pandemic. These have mostly been people in the front lines of healthcare. Emergency departments workers, ICU workers have been hit the most. A lot of healthcare workers have transitioned within the medical field to less stressful departments or specialties. There are many specialties in healthcare that do not demand a stressful work environment and it is up to you to see where your personality fits. Nurse practitioners, psychologists and psychiatrists have seen a rise in job demands over the past couple years.
It is always a good idea to go observe healthcare personnel and get a taste of what a day in their life looks like at work. This will open up one’s perspective of healthcare workers and who knows, maybe that is who you would want to be some day! For me personally, being able to affect a person’s mental or physical health in a positive way is a true blessing that not many can count on!
The years of working a 9-5 office job have long gone for many.
Be it the pandemic or just wanting some extra income, more and more people are looking towards making that extra buck using their talents that they otherwise don’t use in their regular jobs. Sites like Upwork, Fiverr, just to name a few are great places to start your freelancing career. There are many success stories of people who have quit their 9-5 jobs and have made an entire year’s paycheck purely through freelancing. There are a myriad of opportunities and being of service to others with your own set work hours and salary requirements is a different feeling!
5.Skilled trade based jobs
For those who think getting a college degree is over rated and still in believe in going to trade school, there is nothing wrong. There are a multiple skilled trade jobs that continue to rise in demand and will do so over the next few years. Be it an electrician, HVAC technician, plumber, wood worker, there will always be issues in places of dwelling and the first to call for help will be the technicians. If you are someone who wants to make some real money without investing a lot of time and money in education or you are someone who has really good hands on skills, this might be a field you could consider.
With the right amount of training and experience starting your own business wouldn’t be a distant dream for those who have an interest in this sector!