Tristan Layfield dives into the top 5 jobs in demand for 2021. Over the last year, we’ve seen the pandemic decimate whole industries and spark the need for candidates in new and expanding ones. LinkedIn News Senior Editor Andrew Seaman did some research and analysis to determine 15 jobs that are currently in demand. This episode only covers five of the most desired positions, so make sure to check out the link in the show notes to see the other 10 he listed!
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Tristan: What’s going on, Living Corporate? It’s Tristan, and I want to thank you for tapping back in with me as I provide some tips and advice for professionals. This week, let’s discuss the top 5 jobs in demand for 2021.
Over the last year, we’ve seen the pandemic decimate whole industries and spark the need for candidates in new and expanding ones. This can be a confusing time for many job seekers trying to figure out where to focus their energy. LinkedIn News’ Senior Editor, Andrew Seaman, did some research and analysis to find out which jobs are currently in demand, and I wanted to take some time to discuss the top 5.
First, are professionals on the frontline of e-commerce. During quarantine, there was an increased need for people who help get products to the stores and into the customer’s hands. According to LinkedIn, hiring for roles like Driver, Supply Chain Associate, Package Handler, and Personal Shopper grew 73% year-over-year.
The second is loan and mortgage experts. Interest rates have been historically low. In combination with the Paycheck Protection Program, this has led to a 59% increase in hiring for roles like Underwriter, Mortgage Loan Officer, Escrow Officer, and Loan Closer.
The third is health care support staff. Not only did the pandemic increase the need for doctors and nurses, but it also increased the need for people who support those health care professionals, such as Health Care Assistants, Pharmacy Technicians, Dental Assistants, and Home Health Aides. Hiring for these types of roles has increased by 34% since 2019.
The fourth is business development and sales professionals. While some jobs were lost due to the uncertain economy, others were added that could help the bottom line, including roles like sales consultant, sales operations assistant, inbound sales specialist, and strategic advisors. Hiring for these types of positions increased by 45% from 2019 to 2020.
The fifth is experts in workplace diversity. We know the uprising last spring caused companies – large and small – to reassess their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. This has lead to a 90% increase in hiring for roles such as Diversity Manager, Diversity Officer, Head of Diversity, and Diversity Coordinator.
LinkedIn’s list includes a total of the top 15 jobs on the rise right now. Make sure to check out the link in the show notes to see the other 10 they listed! Whether you are looking to get back into the workforce or want to invest your talents in a new area, hopefully, this data helps you find an available path in confusing times.
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