The truth is, many aspects of life (including the job search) have been disrupted this year for obvious reasons. If you are wondering who’s hiring right now or to which job to apply, you are not alone. In addition to dealing a severe blow to the U.S. economy, the global workforce has also been altered with remote work, retail delivery, and shipping among other contact-less jobs thriving during this period. Read on to learn more about the five high-demand jobs to explore as you get started on your job search:
Registered Nurse (RN):
As the pandemic rages on, there continues to be a soaring demand for licensed healthcare professionals nationwide. The National Conference of State Legislatures notes that states are paying specific attention to their healthcare capacity to strengthen their effectiveness in the fight against COVID-19. As such, there is an unprecedented need for R.N.s countrywide. You will need to complete a nursing program and be a licensed or registered nurse to apply. A BSN degree will pave your way to an all-state career.
Personal Care Aides/Home Health Aides:
However, if obtaining a BSN degree isn’t one of your bucket-list items, don’t worry. You can still pursue your passion for helping and caring for others by becoming an in-home care provider, such as personal care aide or home health aide. For these roles, formal education is not always a requirement, though some employers may require a high school diploma or equivalent to qualify. Typically, personal care or home health aides are trained and certified in CPR and first aid by their direct employers.
Shipping and retail delivery:
As states implement strict rules on social distancing, millions of Americans would rather stay home and shop online. Here’s the thing: an increase in online shopping triples the demand for delivery drivers. Package handling services continue to see an influx in demand for their delivery services. Online retailers are currently hiring on-demand delivery drivers to meet the soaring and competing needs for their services. Critical requirements for this job include a high school diploma or equivalent.
With offices, medical facilities, stores, public buildings, and schools maintaining rigorous cleaning policies to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the services of cleaners or janitors are in high demand and promises to remain this way in the years ahead. Some offices require their facilities to be cleaned twice daily, resulting in many opportunities in this field. You will need a high school diploma or equivalent to qualify.
Retail Store Associate:
Grocery stores and pharmacies are currently experiencing an influx of customers panic buying and stocking up on essential items. The result? Retailers across the country are in dire need of store associates for various roles, including merchandising, cashiers, loss prevention, only to mention a few. All you need to succeed in this role is effective communication and impeccable customer service skills. Be a mindful or active listener, be empathetic, and always demonstrate the willingness to assist or be of help to customers. A high school diploma or equivalent is needed to apply.