Luckily, there are a number of high demand jobs that need additional talent now and in the future. Because there’s such high demand, the job security folks are looking for in advance of this inevitable economic downturn is there, too.
Even better? You can get some of these jobs without a college degree.
These are bound to be uncertain times, but arming yourself with information and beginning the transition into a high growth, high demand role will ensure long-term security.
6 high demand jobs to consider for job security now and in the future
Software engineering and web development.
Call us biased, but software engineering is one of the highest in-demand jobs in the world. In 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported nearly 2 million open roles in software engineering alone that went unfilled. In addition, the job outlook for software engineers and web developers is expected to grow nearly 25% by 2030.
If software engineering sounds like a career track you might be interested in, there is some good news: it doesn’t require a college degree in computer science. Coding bootcamps and free coding courses often suffice for learning the languages and skills you need to learn to create a portfolio and apply for jobs.
Nursing is hard work, but the pandemic has shown us the demand for registered nurses — and the hospitals that are willing to pay for them, particularly during times when people get sick and pass infection easily. Registered nurses can specialize in different departments and areas of medicine, but they can also continue schooling to move up within their role.
In 2020, there were over 3 million nursing jobs open with a median pay of nearly $80,000, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Interest rates are climbing, stock markets are crashing, and layoffs are marking just the beginning of what will be an uphill battle with the economy. In the midst of a recession, people are more likely to worry about their finances and seek professional help to manage them.
A bachelor’s degree is typical education for financial managers but economists, accountants, and some sales representatives may have relevant experience to shift into financial management. BLS claims that there’s a 17% growth potential by 2030, which is significantly higher than the average, and over half a million financial manager jobs went unfilled in 2020.
Data engineers and administrators.
Data rules everything around us nowadays. With mobile devices sending millions of messages a second worldwide, there’s more data exchange than ever. The need for data engineers and administrators who know how to store, manipulate, and understand data with skills like SQL is critical.
Consider the rise of ecommerce and how many millions of online stores there are. Now, consider how many shoppers purchase from those online stores and what a great need there is to store their demographic data like name, address, email addresses, purchase history, and more. That’s a single industry in a sea of thousands that require database administrators.
On average, they pay nearly $100,000 a year and though current projected growth is right on the national average, it’s likely that number will increase over the years.
Actuaries and statisticians.
Actuaries find golden employment opportunities during recessions, because they’re utilized to use math and statistics to understand economic trends, risks, and uncertainties. Statisticians more commonly take those understandings and solve for them.
Both actuaries and statisticians have soar above other career tracks in terms of potential career growth and outlook; 24% and 33% growth by 2030, respectively. With salaries above or nearing that six-figure mark, it’s worth considering a career change into one of these high demand jobs if math and problem solving are your strong suits.
Human resources (HR) managers.
Layoffs may mean cutting back on staff, but those who retain their roles will need a human resources manager and their team to answer questions, provide support, and keep morale as high as possible. Human managers are people managers, and it’s very important to have empathetic human resource managers who are honest and informative. Plus, post-recession, hiring will pick back up, and HR managers are often the first in line to vet candidates.
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