Over the past year, we have seen so many changes, for good and for bad. One of the things that many people have experienced is job losses, as closures of businesses due to the pandemic are closed, as well as demand for certain jobs and businesses diminishes. If you are someone who is looking for a job or perhaps even thinking about changing your job role to one that is more ‘pandemic-proof,’ then what are the best industries to be in? Here are some of the sectors that could be worth considering, if you are looking for a career in an industry that is doing well at a time like this, when so many others aren’t.
Some schools have been closed and it is remote learning only, but even though how the job is being done is different, there is still a demand for this kind of job role. Job losses in teaching have been very few, if any, during this time, so it is a career that could be worth switching to, if you are interested in teaching. Tutoring is also something you could do alongside other work roles, especially to help children catch up with work when they have missed out on school in-person.
This is an industry that has still been going strong, as people die every day, whether it is from the coronavirus or not. When you look at the COVID impact on the funeral industry, you can see that how things have needed to be done have changed to keep funeral directors and staff safe, and numbers have been reduced for people attending funerals. But for the most part, it is business as usual for this kind of industry.
It may not be an industry that you want to get into right now, due to the stresses and the strains, but long-term, a medical profession is always going to be a pretty safe one. People will always be in need of doctors, nurses, pharmacists, carers, and other medical roles. You will need specific training for a lot of these job roles, so looking into courses that you could do could be worth it, if this is a goal of yours for one day.
How many times have you placed orders for something online, whether it is for food or even household items? ECommerce and running an online retail space is something that has boomed lately, with many stores being closed, or people being reluctant to go into physical stores. Setting up your own eCommerce business, when aimed at the right customers, could be a great idea.
Physical Exercise and Mental Health Coaching
More than ever, people are wanting to look after their physical and mental health. Gyms have been closed in many places, so people have looked for online classes or outdoor training with a coach. Mental health coaching is also something that is going to be much needed for years to come, which is why these are both good industries to get into at the moment. If you have a passion for this sector, then it would be a job that you loved.
Have you found that your career is pandemic-proof?
Thank you for reading!