Predicting the Top In-Demand Jobs for 2021
Posted by Des Sinkevich on November 24, 2020
The top healthcare jobs for 2021
- Home health care. Coupled with an increasingly aging population, the need for socially distant care and keeping patients out of hospitals and nursing homes will increase demand for in-home care. Whether working with elderly patients or the immunocompromised, agencies should be prepared to increase their current staffing numbers and provide effective training to incumbent and current employees. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts up to 1,159,500 new jobs by 2029.
- Medical assisting. As physicians, clinics, and hospitals see an increase of patients – especially in those offices that provide COVID-19 testing - medical assistants will be a vital part of keeping order and safety in mind, as well as triaging patients. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts 139,200 new jobs by 2029.
- Contact tracing. Contact tracing isn’t a new job, but it is one that is now in high demand as state’s work to effectively trace potential new outbreaks and quarantine those exposed to the virus. There is an expected need for up to 300,000 new contact tracers in the upcoming year.
An increased demand for skilled trades workers
- Manufacturing and warehouse roles. Workers will be needed for a variety of manufacturing roles as companies increase production on in-demand goods. Additionally, in order to maintain and keep workflow at its peak, there will be a growing need for industrial supervisors and maintenance technicians. Warehouse roles can be expected to add from 100,000 to 300,000 new positions.*
- Transportation and maintenance. As more people have come to rely on online ordering and contactless delivery, we expect a growing need for truck drivers and diesel maintenance technicians to fill these orders. By 2029, it’s expected the industry will add at least 163,100 new jobs.
- Tech-centric roles. With more and more companies shifting to a work-from-home model where applicable, trained and knowledgeable tech and computer maintenance workers will be in high demand. From analysts to help desk staff, companies and workers will rely on these team members to troubleshoot and repair connectivity issues and more – all from a distance. Technology-focused job posts increased by 20% from February to March, and with more businesses utilizing remote work, that’s expected to increase.
Prepare for the future of work with a trusted training partner
Besides training new and current employees to take on more responsibility, our flexible, customizable programs can be an effective tool to reskill furloughed and displaced workers who’ve lost their jobs since the beginning of the pandemic. Contact a training expert today to find out how your company can leverage in-depth skills training.
* “Essential Work: Employment and Outlook in Occupations That Protect and Provide : Career Outlook.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Accessed November 23, 2020. https://www.bls.gov/careeroutlook/2020/article/essential-work.htm