Employers, employees, investors, and entrepreneurs; all had huge hopes for a 2022 resurrection.

Due to the COVID pandemic, we were confined to our homes for nearly two years. The majority of the workforce lived in emotional misery as their homes turned into offices and their habits had to change. A career or course forecast in such a scenario is not an easy task. And it is by no means the right moment to experiment and see if your current employment can make you happy.

Let us examine the latest career trends that promise good growth in the coming times. We’re talking about the top five segments that have had significant growth over the course of this year.

1. Healthcare Sector:

The Covid 19 pandemic had a significant effect on medical practitioners. Due to the intense workload strain brought on by the large influx of sick patients, several medical professionals considered leaving their jobs.

The shortage of qualified nurses had existed in the past, and the epidemic made it worse. Research predicts a 35.2% increase in employment for Nursing Practitioners. Areas like Telemedicine, Genomics, Personalized medicines, and wearables leveraging the use of technology in the medical field are fast growing.

2. IT Sector:

Although the working environment in businesses has recently changed, the IT sector has long been a popular one. Remote and hybrid working were among the pandemic’s repercussions.

A recent development in this field is robotic process automation (RPA). Jobs for data scientists, AI engineers, big data analysts, AI research scientists, content curators, and robot monitoring professionals are among the most sought-after ones this year. In the ensuing ten years, their prestige will rise.

By the end of the decade, the software development industry is expected to grow by 22%, creating over 300,000 new employments, according to the Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH) published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

3. Supply Chain Management:

Due to panicked purchasing by shoppers, the pandemic drastically altered the demand for competent supply chain managers, distribution agents, and logistics analysts. This year, chances for recent graduates who demonstrated a deep interest in mathematics, statistics, and engineering principles have increased multifold.

4. Financial management:

To fill open positions, Fortune 500 companies have been hiring fresh MBA graduates from top B schools possessing strong academic credentials and communication abilities. Their responsibility will be to examine the company’s financial condition. Another position on the list was that of a Management Consultant. Over the next ten years, careers in this industry are predicted to grow by 15%.

5. Mathematicians and Statisticians:

Together with engineers, physicists, and other experts in the related fields, mathematicians and statisticians have been supporting government organizations and businesses that are engaged in academic research.

According to a recent study, the employment potential of mathematicians and statisticians is expected to expand by a predicted percentage of 31%, considerably above that of all other positions.

All these professions provide decent pay and promising career opportunities. However, that does not imply that these are the only careers worth pursuing. The ideal work for you must be more than just a means of subsistence. It should also be a career that you find worthwhile and rewarding.

Author Manju Malathy is an Assistant Professor with 12 years of experience in higher education. She is also a Passionate trainer, Provisional Zone Trainer Junior Chamber International India Zone 20, and a social activist.

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