Despite a pandemic that has driven the unemployment rate up, companies are still struggling to find workers for many different types of jobs. Here are some careers where the demand for people is high and likely to remain so in the years to come.
Careers in High Demand for 2021
Skilled Trades and Skilled Trades Staffing Agencies
The demand for people in the skilled trades has always been strong, and the need for people in these types of jobs is more urgent than ever. Skilled trades staffing agencies can be a big help in matching people and companies for these types of jobs.
1. Manufacturing and warehouse positions
Manufacturing companies are looking for people to fill a number of different kinds of jobs, including industrial supervisors and maintenance technicians. As companies like Amazon gear up to meet heavy demand during the pandemic, the number of warehouse jobs is growing as well. The number of warehouse positions is expected to increase by 100,000 to 300,000 in the coming years.
2. Transportation and maintenance
With the surge of people ordering goods online, the need for truck drivers and diesel mechanics is increasing as well. Employers anticipate adding more than 163,000 new transportation jobs within the next decade.
Over the next decade, the number of electrician jobs is expected to grow by 8 percent, which is much faster than average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
1. Graphic designers
This is expected to be one of the most in-demand jobs of 2021. Companies will be looking to put together major marketing campaigns and will need graphic designers to turn their ideas into reality by giving them form and substance.
This is a job that enables people to tap into their creativity. As part of the job, graphic designers develop layouts for product illustrations, create logos for new and existing companies, and design user interface and campaign art.
The growth of this profession is closely tied to the growth of the overall economy. Also, accountants are needed to navigate the ongoing changes of government regulatory policies. The job growth for this profession is expected to be about four percent during the coming decade.
3. Human resource managers
These jobs are expected to grow about 7 percent over the next decade, which is faster than the national average. These people will be needed to ensure companies are adhering to employment laws that are becoming more complex, as well as developing healthcare coverage for workers. Most of the new jobs in this area are expected to be in the professional, scientific, and technical services industries.
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