LinkedIn can provide a wealth of knowledge when it comes to knowing what jobs are hot and what are not in the ever changing Coronavirus economy we are now living in. While some industries are really hurting, others are thriving (think Zoom!). There are still several professions that experts think will continue to grow during and after this Covid-19 economy. What are they? We tell you in this article!
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1. Software Developer
Software developers - those who write computer software or "code" - are booming with job openings during this Coronavirus bust. Plus, they are very well compensated and frequently offer the chance to work remotely. The median salary for software developers is $105,590 per year (over $50 per hour), according to 2018 data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In fact, software developer is one of the jobs cited in “26 Work-From-Home Jobs That Pay $100,000.” States with high percentage of openings in this field include California, Texas, New York and Washington.
2. Sales Representative
A business can have a great product, but often it’s workers who convince customers to buy in. Think about companies that have exploded in needs for sales representatives - Peloton, Zoom, home healthcare, and more. All of these types of companies have had surges in demand during this time and they need sales representatives to meet the customer demand for their products. Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives earned median pay of more than $63,000 per year (roughly $30 per hour) in 2019, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Sales reps for industries such as telecommunications, electronics stores and consulting services earned similar wages.
3. Customer Service Specialist
Do you like to help people? If so this may be the job for you. Just like those businesses we listed above that are seeing increased demand, they need customer service specialists to support those customers once they buy the products. Customer services specialists are on the front-lines to ensure customers have a good experience with a brand, address complaints or fix order problems, just to name a few critical functions. A high school diploma is the base educational requirement, and these workers can make nearly $35,000 annually (about $17 per hour).
4. Digital Marketing Specialist
Digital marketers, those that use social media, data analytics tools and design software are in high demand right now. Shoppers head less to physical stores so the need for a stellar online presence is key. Digital marketers can earn an average salary of more than $70,000 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Jobs in this field can be remote but the vast majority of jobs are in California and New York.
5. IT Support / Help Desk
With everyone using at home software and systems to work from home, IT support is in high demand. Help Desk workers help customers with their computers and systems and it seems like there is no end in site to their important in our increasingly connected world. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projected a 10% growth in these jobs from 2018 to 2028. The median pay in 2019 for this profession was $54,760 per year (around $26 per hour).
We hope these 5 top jobs has been helpful to you as you think about what to do in this post-Covid economy. If you have other thoughts, we would love for you to share them with our readers!
M.E.L. is an attorney and small business entrepreneur whose mission is to help professionals conquer the workaday world with style and poise.
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