What Positions Are Available in the Current Job Market?

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has changed just about every facet of life as we know it, from eating out at restaurants to hanging out with friends, and from attending school in-person to the job market for college graduates.

But there’s good news!

We are all adept at change and have learned to make the best of our current situations. In many cases, we find ways to create new situations in which to thrive. Although we’re currently experiencing one of the highest unemployment rates since 2009, there’s no reason to lose hope.

With that said, it probably wouldn’t surprise you to learn that one of the industries on the rise is online learning. That means plenty of people just like yourself have recognized the need to take a step back, reassess their future, and further their education so that, when the job market opens back up, you’ll be ready to hit the ground running in job sectors that are predicted to be hot, such as technology, online retailing, healthcare, and more.

How did the job market change?

  • A total of 701,000 U.S. jobs were lost in March 2020 alone.
  • Job markets hit the hardest include travel, sporting events, concerts, restaurants, big retailers, hotels, and airline industries.
  • More than half of all working Americans have transitioned to working from home since the pandemic began.
  • Pay cuts are becoming more commonplace in areas where they aren’t laying off their workers.

What is the job market like now?

  • Studies have concluded that about 42% of currently unemployed workers will not return to their previous jobs.
  • Many employers are stating that they’ll allow their employees to stay working from home full- or part-time, which means job market trends could become truly global, where you can work for anyone from anywhere.
  • Telephone and video interviews are taking the place of in-person interviews currently. You might also be asked to take an online test.
  • Right now, the employer has the “power” as there are more people looking for jobs than there are jobs available.
  • Networking is king. Employee referrals have a 50% greater likelihood of getting an interview than those not referred.

What jobs are the high-demand jobs now?

  • Online retailers like Amazon are continually hiring for all positions as people turn to delivery instead of brick-and-mortar retail outlets.
  • Other jobs that are available now and are predicted to be in demand after the pandemic include pharmaceutical and healthcare workers, supermarket chains with online options, and tech companies and services.
  • The demand for the Internet of Things hasn’t waned and, in fact, is picking up speed. The architecture and engineering sectors are growing and will continue to grow in the foreseeable future.
  • Jobs inside a supply chain are also in high demand, like drivers and logisticians.
  • Positions in marketing, advertising, and promotions are also expected to rise, as many in these industries have transferable skills.

How can UCO’s programs help you enter into a high-demand career?

The University of Cincinnati Online’s program offerings are not only robust, but they will prepare you to change careers or secure a higher paying job and will give you a leg up on the competition during this economic downturn.

  • There are tons of jobs with growing demand all along the supply chain. From designers to inventory control and distribution center managers to retailers, UCO’s Associate of Applied Business in Supply Chain Management prepares you to manage and coordinate all logistical functions in an enterprise.
  • Our pharmacy degrees run the gamut, from leadership to drug development. You could work on the cutting edge of a COVID cure with this career change.
  • Earn your Master’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering and come out armed with the skills to work at the forefront of the newest technological advances.
  • An online degree in healthcare can give you an advantage if you plan on joining one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S.
  • A degree in Business Information Technology can help you land a job in digital or social media or software management.
  • Deepen your marketing knowledge, gain practical, job-ready expertise, and make your resume stand out by earning a degree in marketing.
  • A Master’s in Business can put you at the head of the line when applying for jobs in all business sectors.

Ready to take the plunge? Request information or apply now to get a headstart on your new career!

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