The 3 Most In-Demand Careers In The Post-Pandemic World

October 15, 2021

Read on to find out the types of jobs that are in-demand during and even after the pandemic.

It’s common knowledge that the pandemic has greatly affected not just individual businesses but even whole industries. At one point, even specific job specializations have been rendered irrelevant during the periods of quarantine.

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The 3 Most In-Demand Careers In The Post-Pandemic World



    Furthermore, while we wish for the COVID-19 pandemic to end soon, we understand that it has made lasting effects on the way we interact with other people, the way we view our health, and the way we work.

    As we look forward to the future, we want to be more prepared, change-adept, and resilient so that we won’t be as unaware or as helpless as to how this pandemic caught us.

    The shift in priorities


    The pandemic has become a tipping point for many of us to reconsider our options. Many of us ask, “Am I pursuing a career or college course that would eventually be rendered useless or obsolete?”

    As we now can observe, the pandemic has introduced shifts in our behavior that also created new needs and demands for governments, schools, and businesses. The shift to the new normal demands expertise that can only be filled in by new and emerging disciplines that we thought we didn’t really need a few years ago.

    Future-proofing one’s career


    According to the World Economic Forum, the “job of tomorrow” is about maximizing the potential in the interaction between “humans, machines, and algorithms.”

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    For those looking for a sensible course to take in college or for new career options, you might want to consider some of the insights here that would help you and the people around you to make significant progress in the post-pandemic world.

    Here are some of the pandemic proof jobs that you might want to pursue:

    1. Digital Marketing


    The pandemic gave all the reasons for companies to go digital, especially in their sales and marketing. According to the COVID-19 Digital Engagement Report by Twilio, the pandemic broke down the traditional barriers of getting executive buy-in, lack of clear strategy, and lack of budget to push through with their digital transformation.

    Digital marketing career during the pandemic

    With the lockdowns during the pandemic, the market has nowhere else to go but online. Accordingly, companies have nowhere else to go but where their market is. Companies that invest in their digital transformation have been more resilient during the pandemic and are poised to enjoy market preference in the long run due to their responsiveness to their customers’ needs.

    The World Economic Forum projects digital marketing to be an even more relevant field in the post-pandemic economy. We will see the rise in demand for the following:

    • Social Media Managers
    • Content Creators
    • SEO Specialists
    • Website Designers and Developers
    • Software and Applications Developers

    Communication, Information Design, and IT graduates are seen to benefit from the rising demand for their expertise in the current and emerging economy. While colleges and universities offer courses in Communication, Advertising, and Business, among other related fields, some schools offer multi-disciplinary courses that combine the traditional with emerging hybrid disciplines.

    STI College, known for its IT programs, started offering a four-year Bachelor of Science in Retail Technology and Consumer Science and a two-year Associate in Retail Technology in 2020.

    Content creator career during the pandemic

    These courses were co-designed with industry experts to equip students with in-demand specialized skills in the areas of retail marketing, consumer psychology, information technology, and data science ― key areas that STI College believes to be the competencies for success in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

    “In the academic sector, this retail revolution has made us keenly aware of the need to equip our graduates for a more lucrative job and business opportunities in retail and e-commerce. Elsewhere in the world, colleges and universities in countries such as the United States, Canada, Sweden, Ireland, South Africa, and Singapore are now offering retail management programs in line with this vision,” shares Aisa Q. Hipolito, STI Vice President for Academics.

    2. Data Science and Analytics


    The post-pandemic economy will be largely data-driven. While there has been an exponential increase in the demand for Data Scientists and Analysts even before the pandemic, the crisis itself has highlighted the relevance of data-driven strategies both for the public and private sectors. Corporate and government leaders and managers now heavily rely on data to fuel their decision-making.

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    In the Philippines alone, there has been a shortage of data scientists and analysts to support the growth of industries through the use of data, automation, and Artificial Intelligence, especially in the retail sector. 

    The government, through the Department of Science and Technology, has been encouraging young Filipinos to take up data science-related courses to bridge the shortage of data scientists in the country.

    According to iACADEMY School of Computing Dean, Mitch Andaya, “there’s an increasing demand for data scientists in virtually every industry in the Philippines. Our country produces about 2.5 quintillion bytes of data daily and we need help from data scientists to make sense out of this much data.”

    Most major universities in the Philippines, including Ateneo De Manila University, De La Salle University, University of the Philippines, and the University of Sto. Tomas have general data science subjects at the tertiary level. 

    However, schools such as iACADEMY offer specialized courses on data science to directly address the emerging needs of both local and international industries. iACADEMY’s Bachelor of Science in Computer Science major in Data Science program was launched in 2020 to help the country cultivate more world-class professionals in software development, systems and business analysis, database administration, software testing, web development.

    3. Cybersecurity


    A number of business leaders forecast that remote work is here to stay even after the pandemic. With this shift, they foresee that most companies would follow suit and invest heavily in their cloud infrastructure, online collaborative tools, and e-commerce.

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    With the conveniences ushered in by these tech enhancements, companies that migrate most of their resources online and shift to more tech-driven operations should also expect to brace for tech-related problems such as cybersecurity.

    According to Forbes, healthcare, manufacturing, financial services, transportation, and government are the industries that are most exposed to cyberattacks. We cannot afford data breaches and system hijacks in these industries, especially when they largely affect the safety and security of people’s lives.

    Through the Department of Information and Communication Technology’s National Cybersecurity Plan 2022, the Philippines recognizes the need for more cybersecurity experts as part of the government’s mission to “ensure public safety and welfare.”

    As most companies and schools are just adapting to the emerging cybersecurity needs of both local and international industries, the Philippine government encourages more young Filipinos to also consider taking ICT-related courses, which are also largely offered by ICT-specialized schools such as STI and iAcademy.

    Epilogue


    It is noticeable that the projected in-demand jobs of the future are more tech-related and focus on developments such as remote work, e-commerce, and automation. McKinsey’s study projects that more people may see the need to switch careers due to the changes in working conditions during and after the pandemic.

    We may be among these people who need to consider a more sustainable career path. By considering those previously mentioned, we may see ourselves more adapted to the new normal.

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    39 comments

    1. As a mom,this is very informative facts about what's next for our generation! Things to consider... Highly recommend it too! This is our future plan

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    2. I agree with this 3 in demand career in the future.
      More on technology advancement and upgraded way of career will be the most in demand in the future.
      We must be aware of this.
      Thank you for sharing 🙂

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    3. Agree with all the three career choices. I am a Digital Marketer myself and I have seen how this business has grown, especially after the pandemic.

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    4. Thank you for sharing this , tlagang sa hirap ng buhay ngayong pandemic , ganitong mga career tlga ang mga in-demand ❤️

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    5. I agree that the pandemic has caused many of us to re-evaluate our careers. Working in the digital industry, whether in marketing or analysis, is a great career choice!

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    6. I agree with this list po. Since pandemic changes our lifestyle, the in demand careers changes too. Gusto ko nga pong kumuha ng courses about social media marketing and management, I think I can use these courses to have more career opportunities.

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    7. I can see why these would be popular jobs. Many are investing in digital media marketing these days.

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    8. Yes online are very much in demand. My husband works for the health department and he was very busy during this time.

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    9. My husband is in digital marketing and his business has actually done better since the pandemic, so this falls in line with what we've seen.

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    10. A very informative article. It is true there is a great demand for cybersecurity professionals with increased sophisticated attacks by cyber criminals since the onset of the pandemic.

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    11. I really find this informative. Welcome to the digital world. the pandemic has opened a big door for it.

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    12. Thanks for sharing! Cyber security is such an interesting area, I've not worked in it directly but was involved with a cyber security team in a previous role and loved hearing about their work and thought processes.

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    13. I was fortunate to get into digital marketing at the beginning. My career has allowed me to move to Europe and eventually set up shop as a freelancer, I love it!

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    14. This is interesting, cybersecurity is going to be a lot more of it in the future as it's becoming important in our lives.

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    15. These jobs are all great suggestions! I think that cybersecurity will be a booming field in the coming years.

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    16. Yep! As a Digital Marketer I have to agree with you that more and more clients are looking for ways to promote their business online.

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    17. It is interesting how things have shifted since the pandemic began, I'm sure there has been a shift towards the digital in so many ways.

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    18. I'm currently in digital marketing, and I can definitely confirm this! There's a huge demand for folks in this area of work.

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    19. I think this is a pretty good analysis of the mainstream careers that are in high demand now.

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    20. This is important to know for the upcoming generation too. To think about their career and choose their courses wisely

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    21. Cyber security seems to be getting so much more important. There's always a new risk lurking.

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    22. So great that digital marketing is in this list. I'm worry anymore about my career.
      Thanks for sharing the list!

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    23. Interesting. I would have thought health care workers or positions in the medical field would be in the top 5 careers.

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    24. I am glad to know all these. I am looking for a new career too. I am thinking about Digital Marketing course.

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    25. Those three courses are really in demand nowadays. I hope this coming year the virus will end.

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    26. That's true that I am in the industry and so I do know these three areas are growing exponentially. We will have to well equip ourselves for the upcoming and get ready for the business change. - Knycx Journeying

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    27. The world is always changing. And it has changed a lot after 2020. I love to be updated on career market demand.

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    28. Ah yes, the digital marketing sphere got its breakthrough, finally. Its sad that it had to take a whole pandemic to get it on!

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    29. I've heard about digital marketing before, but I had no idea about the other two. It would be interesting to learn more about them. -LYNNDEE

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    30. Now I know why my daughter wants to specialize in cybersecurity and ethical hacking stuff.

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    31. I totally agree with this and happy to know that I am on the right track as a content creator. I also enrolled last month to study data science and analytics.

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    32. Happy to know that I am one the right track as a content creator. I just enrolled too to study data science and analytics and this post made me excited. Thank you for sharing.

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    33. So basically the most in demand careers are the ones that most excellently feed the new digital world.

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    34. So interesting how the pandemic has changed our world. This makes sense that these careers would be up and coming.

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    35. these are wonderful careers but they are all in high demand over the last years. nice choice anyway

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    36. The pandemic sure has changed the world so much, it makes sense that in demand jobs have changed too

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    37. Digital Marketing is really in demand nowadays since most people are now into using the internet especially when pandemic happened. I think digital analytics and cybersecurity is a bit harder I guess.

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    38. Data Science and Analytics sounds pretty intersting and it makes sense that these are all computer based jobs that are in demand. The Pandemic has changed the way the world operates.

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    39. These are wonderful careers and will always be on demand. Thanks for sharing.

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