EP 2059 LinkedIn just released a study of jobs and job growth in 2021. It is very optimistic. Let me walk you through the 15 growth areas they see.

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What jobs are going to be hot in 2021? I'm Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter. I'm a coach who helps people professionally in a lot of different ways. And LinkedIn released an article. It's global in scope. But it says a lot of things that I think will be very helpful to you.

Number one is there's a job for everyone, no matter what your background, because the pandemic has disrupted the global economy. In the US, there are trends in different fields, many different fields, that will allow people to find a new role. In addition, they say skills have become much more important to landing that opportunity. So of course, these are digital skills, like understanding how to use a smartphone of all ridiculous things, communicating digitally, basic digital tools like Excel, and social media media. And the other factor coming into play is jobs are much more available and accessible because of the growth of remote work.

Now with that out of the way, let me talk with you about the 15 opportunities that they see. Number one is professionals who are involved with e-commerce. And there are lots of different job categories. And I'm not going to deal with salaries here. I'll just simply say, for this, they say remote work is going to be relatively low, or remote opportunities.

Number two is loan and mortgage experts. Because with a combination of low interest rates, and the rollout of the PPP program, there are just more situations where people are able to get loans. And they say remote opportunities here are very high. Next is healthcare supporting staff. So this could be individuals who get patients through the healthcare system, keep records for doctors, and other things. So there are titles like health care assistant, pharmacy, tech, dental assistants, jobs like that. Again, remote work is relatively low.

Business development and sales people. Here, again, a lot of opportunities, wide range of salaries, big growth opportunities, and they're saying that 92% of the hires need to have a bachelor's degree or higher. And again, remote work is going to be relatively low. This one doesn't surprise me at all. Experts in workplace diversity. And here, again, low remote work possibilities, but the awareness of the importance of diverse populations within organizations, and respect for diversity, and people of diverse backgrounds within firms, has grown tremendously.

Number six. Digital marketing professionals. And, you know, given the fact that we're all involved in one way or another online, you know, the use of the internet for entertainment. People are getting products onto our screens that (I know I am) and thus, there are lots of opportunities along these lines. Medium potential for remote work. Nurses, low remote work. We know what a nurse does.

Number eight education professionals. Education professionals here they're just there are people who are not necessarily the teachers, but they could be the assistants, the elementary school teacher, the math tutor, the person who develops curriculum, people along those lines. Digital content creators. People like me who create content online-- a lot of remote, it is basically remote work. And thus, there's lots of opportunities for podcasters bloggers, content coordinators, and writing consultants with organizations,

Coaches. Yay! And I'll say, a lot of opportunities here clearly. Specialized engineers. So these could be web developers, full stack engineers, front end developers, game developers, high remote possibilities here. This is number 11.

By the way, number 12 is mental health specialists. You know, here, they're saying low possibility for remote work. I'm seeing a lot of therapists working remotely. So in some cases, no. But telehealth has made a difference here. Number 13. People with a background in user experience. Hiring for this grew 20% between 2019 and 2020. Lots of opportunities here. Number 14, data scientists. The world is running on data LinkedIn points out. And then, of course, lastly, AI professionals. And this could involve machine learning, artificial intelligence, any number (excuse me) have different types of expertise. And there are opportunities in on the two coasts for people along those lines. And I'll just simply say, as the article points out, there are lots of opportunities. And you don't need to hold back and think that you have to wait until there's stability.

I'm Jeff Altman. Hope you found this helpful. My website is TheBigGameHunter.us and go to the blog and go exploring. There'll be a lot there to help you. In addition, if you're interested in a one on one coaching from me, you can schedule time with me. I'd love to help. And I've got a great course on interviewing that's available. You can watch in video form by going to TheBigGameHunter.us/interviews or order it as a Kindle book or a paperback on Amazon. Again, it's called The Ultimate Job Interview Framework.

Hope you have a terrific day and most importantly, be great! Take care.


JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter
JeffAltman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a coach who worked as a recruiter for what seems like one hundred years. His work involves career coaching, all as well as executive job search coaching, job coaching, and interview coaching. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1900 episodes, and is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council.

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