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10 of the Most In-Demand Jobs in 2021

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2020 was been a gloomy year, with unemployment rates skyrocketing around the world thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. But despite that, some areas have continued to grow and need trained professionals to join their ranks. Whether you’ve just graduated university or are looking for a new career path, here are 10 of the most in-demand jobs in 2021.

1. Artificial Intelligence Programmers

For those in software development, IT, higher education, and consumer electronics, you’ll already know that artificial intelligence is taking the world by storm right now. Processes are being automated at a rapid pace, and machine learning is a hot topic that has brought plenty of success to business and organisations across the board. For IT professionals looking to specialise, this is the field. For complete beginners, there’s never been a better time to start learning how to code. Python is widely used for AI processes and deep machine learning.

2. Software Engineering, Development and Programming

In fact, the huge IT trend sweeping the world right now is only set to continue. Thanks to that, there’s never been a better time to jump into general software engineering, development, and programming. There are very high average salaries in the field, and plenty of room to grow and advance your career with specialisations (like artificial intelligence, as mentioned above). Very broadly, this field involves designing, building, and implementing systems across networks for both the private and public sectors. Jobs are plentiful, and this career path can take you anywhere across the world from Barcelona to San Francisco. 

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3. Nurses

In the year where the COVID-19 pandemic hit the world hard, it comes as no surprise that nurse is one of the most in-demand jobs of the year. They’ve been working overtime since January, and there’s predicted to be a big demand for new nurses to join the workforce in the coming decade. In general, this career offers a lot of job security and good paths for further development and specialisations down the line. Healthcare as a field is also predicted to continue growing in the coming decade, so there’s never been a better time to don a pair of scrubs as a nurse.

4. Warehouse, Storage and Distribution

Online shopping has enjoyed an incredible boom this year, mostly thanks to stay-at-home and confinement orders sweeping around almost every country in the world. As such, there are plenty of jobs in warehouse, storage and distribution currently going on the market. Whether you want to work in an Amazon warehouse or are looking to get into the rich field of logistics for business, there’s never been a better time to get started down this rewarding career path.

5. Accountants and Auditors

When it comes to finances, businesses will always need accountants and auditors to crunch the numbers and hold down the books. Whether it’s a regular brick and mortar business or a freelancer delving into e-commerce, there’s almost always going to be a big demand for accountants. Highly respected professionals, accountants are the ones who work out whether a company is meeting their financial goals – arguably, the most important factor in business. If you’ve got a head for numbers, a career as an accountant could be just the thing.

6. Project Managers

As technology continues to evolve, businesses are changing to keep up. Big data, automation, and artificial intelligence are all transforming the way organisations do business, and as such, there are plenty of jobs as project managers right now. Very broadly, project managers are the professionals who oversee the projects that work towards fulfilling an organisation’s goals and objectives. Whether you’re in IT or pharmaceuticals, it’s a good time to upskill to meet the growing demand. Monarch Australia offer an online Diploma in Project Management. 

7. Cybersecurity Specialist

According to Forbes, companies are scrambling to find cybersecurity specialists, with countless positions continuing to go unfulfilled. As such, there’s never been a better time to get into the highly lucrative field of cyber security. This job entails designing and maintaining the programs that defend against hackers trying to access private information and attack networks. Every single piece of software (including all the apps on your phone) have some sort of cybersecurity measures that go with them, and behind them all is a highly paid cybersecurity specialist.

8. Behavioural Health Technicians

A behavioural health technician is a professional who assists patients with various behavioural problems, developmental disorders, or mental illness. Working directly with the patients and their doctors, nurses, and other mental health professionals, it’s a highly rewarding career. The day-to-day job involves support the patients with their living and self-care, and implementing any plans prescribed by a medical professional. There’s a wide variety of places that offer these jobs, from school and nursing homes to hospitals and mental health facilities. It’s a field that continues to grow in scope and is in dire need of trained professionals.

9. Customer Success Specialists

With increased competition for businesses across the board, there’s never been a bigger demand for customer success specialists. Often confused with customer service, customer success is about building the methodologies for businesses that help customers get the most value from a product. Customer success specialists are experts in the field of customer relations, understanding what goals a target market have so they can in turn guide a business towards helping their customers achieve those goals. 

10. Data Scientist

Hailed by the Harvard Business Review as the ‘sexiest job of the 21st century’, the field of data science is growing at an incredible rate. More and more organisations are after qualified professionals to help them gain actionable insights out of their big data. Today, industries are generating huge amounts of data, and being able to analyse and transform it into useful products is in big demand.

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