There’s no denying that the job market is volatile right now. However, with a COVID vaccine making the rounds, families, and businesses settling in to “the new normal,” and hope on the horizon, many people are feeling optimistic about hiring. In fact, 2021 could be one of the best years for hiring in recent history. Regardless, these jobs will be hiring this year, so if you’re looking to make a change – explore these professions.
There are a variety of professional services positions that will be hiring in abundance in 2021. As the housing market continues to rise, Loan & Mortgage Professionals will be in high demand. And according to LinkedIn, roughly a quarter of loan officer job postings mention remote work. Additionally, as companies ramp up business again, they will need to bulk up their Business Development teams.
2020 brought about a lot of positive changes. People focused on personal development more than ever with an abundance of time on their hands. And that self-improvement isn’t going anywhere soon! Thus, the need for Professional and Life Coaches will definitely spill over into this year. Businesses made great strides too, in growing their diversity efforts. Many companies will be scrambling to hire experts in workplace diversity to help them improve and stay competitive.
Last, but most certainly not least of the professional services jobs that will be hiring: Educators. The past year has been unbelievably challenging for North American teachers, by constantly having to adapt to ever-changing regulations. In addition to traditional teaching roles, LinkedIn data shows that demand for educator support such as tutors has grown significantly as well.
There was a Healthcare talent shortage prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, and since then it has only intensified. According to LinkedIn data, demand for Nurses and Healthcare Support Staff such as Healthcare Assistants, Pharmacy Technicians, and more, has been up more than 34% since 2009. Additionally, the demand for Mental Health Specialists skyrocketed during the global crisis, and more and more people are prioritizing their mental health in 2021.
Now that the majority of business and advertising is done online, the need for Marketing experts with digital experience is higher than ever. As companies scramble to grab the attention of digital consumers through social media and search engines, Digital Marketing Professionals grew nearly 33% year-over-year. Unless you live under a rock, you probably absorbed some Digital Content in 2020. This content crash-landed in the likes of TikTok, Instagram Reels, Youtube, and Podcasts last year. With people soaking up as much digital entertainment as possible, the relatively new role of Digital Content Creators has doubled in popularity since 2019.
In 2020, the world was thrust into working remotely, raising new challenges in information technology, security, and artificial intelligence. According to LinkedIn data, the most in-demand jobs in the technology sector are Specialized Engineers, User Experience Experts, Data Science Specialists, and Artificial Intelligence Professionals.
If you’re looking to make a career change in 2021, let Johnson Service Group help. We have strong relationships with hiring managers throughout the United States and Canada, partnering on exclusive job opportunities. We work hard, we work together, we work for you.