Unemployment is skyrocketing and economy —in the U.S. and around the world— is suffering consequences. But there are some positions that seem to be in high demand during the pandemic and beyond.
According to data from the LinkedIn Economic Graph analyzed by Microsoft, unemployment might reach a quarter of a billion people worldwide. However, the study that tracks workforce trends and gaps identified 4 positions that are not only in demand amid the pandemic, but that are also expected to grow even in a post-pandemic economy.
What are the main characteristics of these positions?
According to the study, these jobs have some of the most job openings now but have also shown steady growth over the past four years. Another important characteristic is that these positions pay livable wages and require skills that can be learned online, making it much more attractive in this new reality.
What are these positions?
This position plays an average salary of $105,590 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The majority of openings were in California, but other sates hiring software developers are Texas, New York and Washington.
Sales reps are responsible for selling company products. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a Sales Representative position pays an average of $63,000 per year —with a little variation depending on the industry.
This is one of the most common remote jobs out there, and it also usually pays more than $100,000 a year. It is a key position to help companies meet deadlines, stay within budget and delegate duties, making sure every step of a certain process is completed in due time and according to the quality parameters established by the company or industry.
This is a key position for any company because an IT administrator is responsible for ensuring networks work. With remote work growing, this has become more and more important, and projections show it will continue to. The average income is $83,510 per year.