Jobs that will continue beyond coronavirus, over the last nine months, the global economy has been transformed, and millions of workers have either been furloughed or lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Yet, it has also highlighted the long-term security of other professions. Scroll through as we look at the jobs that have survived this crisis and others.
Here Are This Secure Jobs Can Survive Crisis
IT workers, including computer systems analysts, network administrators and database analysts, tend to be safe in times of recession as networks, databases, and websites still need constant maintenance. They’re also well-placed to work remotely, which is an advantage during the current pandemic.
Social workers are considered essential, and many are still going to work in countries that are in lockdown. The role involves helping those who have suffered violence, abuse, neglect, or mental health issues, requiring a high degree of compassion and emotional intelligence.
The role is likely to be safe as times get tougher. The stresses placed on families by recession tend to result in higher child and adult behavioural and emotional difficulties.
Surgeons, like many other healthcare roles, are urgently in demand at the moment. In countries such as Italy, Spain and the UK, all routine operations were cancelled to free up beds for coronavirus patients, but now surgeons will be playing catch-up.
It’s a job that’s likely to remain during the current pandemic and beyond, even when technology becomes more and more involved as humans will always be needed to make clinical decisions during surgery. In fact, increased rates of stress during a recession tend to hurt general public health, and there’s increased demand for health workers.
This health- and the social care-based role involves helping people overcome barriers, such as physical or mental health problems, to complete day-to-day tasks more effectively. The demand for occupational therapists is growing,
With an expected increase of 27% between 2017 and 2024, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. Why? An ageing population is a key contributor to the increased demand, as is the realization that the practise helps to reduce hospital readmission rates.
The need for social distancing and safe learning spaces may affect the learning experience for students. However, university teachers and professors are still working hard to provide students with course material.
The increased use of AI might cause some to assume professors’ jobs will be at risk one day, with AI chatbots being used on UK university campuses and AI tutors tested in Belgian schools. However, lecturing and tutoring involve a high degree of creativity, the ability to think on the spot and discuss complex ideas, all of which are difficult to automate.
Although online or phone appointments may have replaced in-person appointments, demand for psychiatrists remains high. As well as paid workers, in some countries, volunteers have signed up to provide support to under-strain medical workers.
In the UK, 1,000 volunteer therapists gave mental health advice to strained public health workers via phone. Meanwhile, in the US, New York governor Andrew Cuomo called on psychologists and therapists to offer their help.
Across the world, scientists have been racing to find a vaccine for coronavirus, with Pfizer/BioNTech team announcing on 9 November that they had found a vaccine that is 90% effective (now said to be 95% effective).
Since then, Moderna and the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccines have also been announced. Yet, scientists’ jobs are likely to remain in demand beyond the pandemic. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and robotics are likely to play a bigger role. Yet, scientists will always be needed to work out solutions to future problems and decide which areas research should develop.
One of the world’s oldest jobs, dating back to the Roman and Ancient Greek eras, teaching is likely to stand the test of time. It requires creativity – when lesson planning, for instance, dexterity, and the ability to manage complex relationships with people, keep it safe from the threat of automation.
As many nations went into lockdown, teachers had to adapt to providing online lessons and support to students or looking after frontline workers’ children. Now that the 2020/21 academic year is underway, most children are back in the classroom.
Along with doctors and other medical staff, nurses, the world over have been under immense strain during the coronavirus pandemic. While their jobs definitely aren’t going anywhere, as with any hospital worker, the profession comes with its dangers, and many nurses have contracted COVID-19, and some have tragically died.
Doctors are more in demand now than ever. In the UK, retired doctors were called back to work for the National Health Service (NHS), and final-year medical students finished their degrees early to help fight coronavirus.
Meanwhile, Italy rushed 10,000 student doctors into service, scrapping their final exams. Yet it’s far from being a safe job, with 3,000 doctors being infected in Wuhan, China and 63,000 of Spain’s confirmed coronavirus cases being medical professionals (as of October).
Source| Love Money