The Top 10 Predicted In-Demand Jobs in 2021

2020 has undoubtedly been an unprecedented year where businesses and employees have experienced countless obstacles and challenges in Vancouver and worldwide. After COVID-19 made its appearance, many people were out of a job and were desperately searching to find another. Remote work has become the new norm, and even entire business models have shifted along with the types of jobs that are most needed.

Job seekers need to understand the employment sector changes and know what jobs will be in high demand. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the fastest growing industries of the future will be:

  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Support
  • Construction
  • Personal Care

Here are projections of the ten most desired jobs in 2021:

Marketing Specialists
With all these changes and the tremendous increase in e-commerce, businesses have had to increase or alter their marketing strategies. Those in the marketing industry will be called on to lend their business-boosting talents, especially in the digital marketing realm.

Human Resource Professionals
HR plays a crucial role in growing businesses through recruiting and improving employee retention and engagement. Although many tasks can be automated, HR responsibilities will always require a human touch.

Counselors
During times of loss, hardship, and isolation, many people resort to alcohol or drug abuse and can develop mental illnesses. Nearly one in five American adults have a mental illness. The Bureau of Labor Statistics foresees that substance abuse, behavioral disorder, and mental health counselor jobs will increase by 25% from 2019 to 2029.

Financial Advisors
Financial advisors are essential employees, as people will always seek guidance on how to invest their money and reach their financial goals. Those who have lost money during the pandemic may also need help assessing long-term risk and conducting other financial planning types.

Graphic Designers and Creative Professionals
Companies will be searching for creatives who can make their new marketing campaigns stand out. These jobs will also include animators, videographers, and creative directors.

Registered Nurses
The shortage of registered nurses became increasingly evident during COVID-19, and the demand will continue to be high throughout 2021 and beyond. The healthcare industry is often a steady choice, as there will always be people to are for.

IT Specialists
Technical issues are bound to occur as businesses continue to switch to working remotely.

Data Analysts
More and more businesses are seeing the significance of data and how they can improve sales. They will need talented data professionals who can analyze and understand trends and patterns within their business and suggest improvements.