During the height of the coronavirus epidemic in the United States, tens of millions of individuals applied for unemployment benefits over the course of only a few short months, which caused the economy to suffer a significant setback.
Jobs in formerly closed industries, like as hospitality, started to become available again in May, as states gradually reopened their economies. There were a total of 4.8 million new jobs created to the economy in just the month of June alone.
Indeed, a website that helps people find employment, has compiled a list of 15 in-demand careers that it claims have "the fastest projected growth rates over the next five years." This list is intended for those who are looking for new career paths entirely.
The following is a list of the positions that are currently in the most demand, along with their typical wages and the prerequisites needed to qualify for them.
1. Aide de santé à domicile
Home health aides provide care for patients in their own homes by assisting patients with daily activities such as dressing and maintaining personal hygiene, ensuring patients take their prescribed medications on a daily basis, and collaborating with other medical professionals to ensure patients' continued good health. The elderly are the primary patients of many home health aides.
Even though a formal degree is not necessary for the position, many employers strongly prefer to hire aides who have certification from the National Association for Home Care & Hospice.
The standard hourly wage is now at $11.98.
2. Personal Care Attendant
In healthcare institutions such as hospitals and nursing homes, nursing assistants work under the supervision of registered nurses. In the course of their work, they are responsible for collecting the patients' vital signs, assisting patients with maintaining personal cleanliness, providing meals, and keeping a record of patients' health.
In order to work legally as nursing assistants, individuals' states mandate that they get certification.
Annual compensation of $28,454 on average
3. a person who works in construction
Construction workers are responsible for cleaning up construction sites, erecting scaffolding for structures, operating equipment that transports building supplies, and assisting any specialized craft workers who are working on the site with their responsibilities.
Take note that previous experience, gained either via a trade school or an apprenticeship, may be required for several professions in the construction industry.
Annual pay averaging $31,616 on average
4. an assistant in physical therapy
Assisting physical therapists with patients during visits, preparing the necessary equipment for future appointments, and doing administrative tasks such as answering the phone are examples of the work that physical therapy assistants do to support physical therapists.
Annual compensation of $33,238 on average
5. A specialist in medical technology
Medical technologists are the individuals who run the medical equipment that is used in the process of analyzing body fluids such as blood and urine. They take samples, describe the findings of tests conducted on body fluids, and collaborate with medical professionals to develop a diagnosis based on the findings of the tests.
In order to qualify for most positions, candidates must have a bachelor's degree in either clinical laboratory science or medical technology.
An annual salary of $56,368 is considered to be the norm.
6. Truck driver
Truck drivers are responsible for transporting items from one location to another, such as from warehouses to retail outlets. They often have to travel extensive distances while also being responsible for loading and unloading material.
Annual compensation averaging $57,616 on average
7. Analyst in charge of operations research
Operations research analysts are responsible for gathering data on the operations of a certain business. They conduct interviews with members of the staff in order to identify issues with the flow of work, then use statistical modeling to come up with potential solutions to the issues, and finally, they make recommendations to upper management regarding the best course of action for the company overall and its output.
A bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, such as operations research, statistics, mathematics, or another field that is closely related is often required for these professions. A working knowledge of statistics software may also be required for some occupations.
Annual compensation of $61,457 on average
8. Financial advisor
Individuals often seek the assistance of financial consultants in order to better manage their own money. This could involve preparing for both short-term and long-term objectives, guiding the client through the process of debt repayment, and assisting with investment selection. There are several different methods for advisors to generate money, the most common of which is to earn commissions or to charge for their time.
It's possible that special licenses are required of financial advisers who offer certain products or handle the assets of their customers.
Annual compensation of $66,083 on average
9. Executive director of the health services
An administrator of health services is the person who is in charge of the numerous operations that take place inside a hospital or another health-related institution. Among them are the creation of work schedules for workers, the ordering of goods and the maintenance of a record of those orders, and the communication of any policy changes to people.
The minimum education need for a career as a health services administrator is a bachelor's degree in healthcare administration, business administration, or another discipline that is closely related.
Annual compensation of $70,147 on average
10. Registered nurse
In addition to performing other duties, registered nurses are responsible for giving patients their medication and treatments, instructing patients and their families on how to treat illnesses and injuries, conducting examinations, analyzing test results, recording patients' medical histories and symptoms, and so on.
Employment as a registered nurse requires not just a nursing license, but also either a bachelor's or an associate's degree in nursing from an accredited nursing program.
Annual compensation of $70,366 on average
11. Web developer
It is possible that a candidate will be needed to have a bachelor's or associate's degree in web development, web design, programming, or another discipline that is relevant to the position in order to be considered.
Annual compensation of $72,040 on average
12. Physiatrist or physical therapist
Physical therapists assist patients in regaining their mobility and coping with pain after an accident by having them do exercises, stretches, and utilize a variety of different pieces of equipment.
Physical therapists are required to have a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, and obtaining a licensure is mandatory in every state in the United States.
Annual wage averaging out to be $74,672 on average
13. Analyst of information security positions
Information security analysts are responsible for ensuring the integrity of a company's computer systems by keeping an eye out for vulnerabilities and ensuring that the appropriate security measures are taken.
A bachelor's degree in computer science or programming is often required for employment as an information security analyst, in addition to familiarity with various security tools and applications.
Annual compensation of $81,555 on average
Statisticians are responsible for collecting and analyzing statistics pertaining to a certain subject, such as agriculture or health. They make use of their knowledge of mathematics and statistics to formulate hypotheses on potential future events and to find solutions to issues pertaining to those subjects.
Jobs in statistics often need a master's degree in a relevant field, such as mathematics, statistics, or survey methods.
Annual compensation of $83,291 on average
15. a person who develops software
The requirements of end users are taken into consideration throughout the development of software. They create programs for computers and apps for smartphones, assess the effectiveness of their systems, and make any required changes to guarantee that the technology operates without hiccups.
Jobs as software developers often need a bachelor's degree in a relevant topic, such as computer science, software engineering, or another subject area.
Annual compensation of $105,090 on the average